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Inside our Luggage: Travel Toiletries

Inside our Luggage: Travel Toiletries

Navigating the maze of rules and regulations for flying with toiletries can be as perplexing as solving a Rubik’s Cube. We are diving deep into the essentials of travel toiletries, demystifying the guidelines and offering savvy solutions for your next sky-high journey.

As seasoned travelers, we understand that preparing your luggage is more than just packing—it’s an art form. In this guide, we address the most frequently asked questions about traveling with toiletries. From the TSA’s liquid limits to the perplexity of packing razors, we cover it all. We also explore the strategic art of choosing what to pack, ensuring you’re equipped with everything needed for a hassle-free and enjoyable travel experience.

Whether you’re a globetrotter or a casual vacationer, our insights will help you travel smarter, not harder.

What is the travel size toiletries for flying?

For carry-on luggage, each passenger is allowed to carry liquids, gels, and aerosols in travel-size containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. These must be placed in a single quart-size bag.

Do you still have to put liquids inside a plastic bag?

Yes, the liquids must be in a quart-size bag for easy inspection during security screening.

Can I bring a razor on a plane?

Yes, disposable razors and their cartridges are allowed in carry-on baggage. However, safety razors (where the razor blade can be removed) are only allowed in checked luggage.

Can I put full size shampoo in checked luggage?

Yes, items in containers larger than 3.4 ounces can be packed in checked baggage.

Do toiletries go in suitcase or carry on?

Toiletries can be placed in either carry-on or checked luggage, but remember the size restrictions for carry-on luggage.

How many 3 oz bottles can I take on a plane?

You can take as many 3 oz bottles as can fit in a single quart-sized bag per person. Which in our experience is about 9 bottles.

Can I bring a 4 oz bottle on a plane if it is not full?

No, the container size itself must be 3.4 ounces or less, regardless of the amount inside.

What to pack inside your travel toiletries case

This may seem like a silly thing to cover, but if you are anything like me, I can tend to be a bit of an over packer when it comes to clothes, but too often I leave my toiletries bag up to chance. Over the years of traveling it has become a mix up of different half full bottles of hotel provided products without much thought of what I need when I arrive at my destination.

I gotta be honest, I am often am in the mindset of “If I didn’t get out the door with it I can pick it up when I get there.” This is probably not the best way to travel and heck it can be really expensive depending on your destination.

What are basic toiletries?

  • Shampoo & Conditioner: Your hair’s best pals on the go. Because even on vacation, bad hair days are not welcome.
  • Body Wash, Soap, or Oil: The trio that keeps you smelling like a dream, even if you’ve spent the day hiking or beach bumming.
  • Face Wash or Scrub: The secret weapon against travel fatigue. Keep your face fresh and ready for those vacation selfies!
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste: The dynamic duo for a dazzling smile. Because nothing beats a fresh breath when you’re saying “hello” in a new city.
  • Mouthwash: The unsung hero of oral hygiene. A quick swish keeps you minty fresh and ready for any close encounters.
  • Deodorant: Your best defense against the tourist hustle. Keep fresh while you’re exploring from sunup to sundown.
  • Shaving Cream and Razors: For when you need to tame the travel stubble or keep your legs silky smooth for a spontaneous swim.
  • Moisturizer: The guardian of your skin, protecting against the dry airplane air or the salty sea breeze.
  • Sunscreen: Your personal shield against the sun’s sneaky rays. Because who wants to look like a lobster in their holiday pics?
  • Hair Styling Products: For when your hair needs a little extra persuasion to stay fabulous in foreign climates.
  • Personal Grooming Tools: The trusty sidekicks in your grooming adventure. Nail clippers, tweezers, and combs to the rescue!
  • Makeup and Makeup Remover: Your arsenal for transforming from a daytime explorer to a night-time dazzler. And at the end of the day, wipe it all off for a fresh start.
  • Feminine Hygiene Products: Because Mother Nature doesn’t take a break, even when you’re on vacation.

Our reusable picks:

If you are looking for some suggestions on ways to bring your tried and true products from home Amazon has some great reusable containers.

This set has 4 small containers for products that you won’t need a ton of and then 4 larger bottles for things like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and body wash as well as a spray bottle. At time of publishing it is just $12 on Amazon.

If you don’t need the assortment of sizes then this 4 pack of bottles is perfect for just the basics like shampoo, condition, body wash and whatever else your heart desires. At the time of publishing this set is $9.

The key is not just to pack, but to pack smart. Your toiletries are your travel buddies, keeping you fresh, fabulous, and ready for anything!

We hope you feel more prepared and a tad more excited about packing for your next trip. Remember, the art of packing toiletries is about balancing necessity with convenience. Whether you’re a light packer or someone who needs a little bit of home with you on the road, the key is to tailor your toiletry kit to your personal needs and the nature of your trip.