TRAVEL bath kit:
Below are the items that make up my travel bath kit. I use, adore, and update these as necessary, so please check back for any changes. XO
Shampoo Bar | Gluten-Free, Vegan
J.R. Liggett's Shampoo bars are a much needed eco solution to reducing plastic bottles, as well as GMO-free, made from 100% edible veggie oils, free of preservatives and artificial colors, detergent-free, SLS-free, DEA-free, and eliminate the need for conditioner. They've been a win-win.
Travel Soap Dish | with Removable Tray
The only downside to shampoo bars is that I need to protect them from running water (which dissolves them), protect them from sitting in their own lather (which grows microbes), and protect my bag from them during transport. This travel soap dish does the trick. And it can last years.
Facial Cleanser | Gluten-Free, Glass Bottle
I needed a gluten-free cleanser that would be gentle on my eyes, face, and neck. I wanted it to be in a glass bottle. But I couldn't believe it when the smallest amount went a long way. After I wet my hands with water, it only takes 1-2 pumps to create a lather. And Pangea Organics states, "At any time, for any reason, 100% money back Guarantee and the product is yours to keep or share with a friend."
Bath and Shower Gloves | Recycled
This is my must have, because it's near impossible to travel with a standard wash cloth. These also fill three roles: They can be a pre-shower dry-brush, a gentle facial exfoliator, and a body wash cloth. In addition, they dry quickly and can be machine washed, to help keep them sanitary.
Towel | Bamboo
This is my little travel towel. It's intended to only wrap/dry the hair, yet it's been more than sufficient to dry my body, too. It's soft and exquisite, small, and easy to hold/fold/roll. It dries at about the same speed as my past travel towels—but it feels like luxury (unlike most travel towels). I love it in white and it comes in additional colors that would also work great for men. Never again wrangle lots of towel.
Compact Hair Dryer | Dual Voltage
For the first time in 15+ years, I've had to embrace using a hair dryer, due to traveling in cold locations. This Conair 1875, when on low, is quite quiet. When on high, it's not too loud for my ears. It also has a cold shot, a reset button, and it folds. I'm not sure I'll ever find a hair dryer that I'll love as much as the very first hair dryer I ever owned (a tiny orange folding travel hair dryer), but this one sure is as close as I could get.
Facial Cleansing Pads | Desert Essence with Tea Tree Oil
These cleansing pads make my face and neck squeaky clean each day (important, if one can't shower daily, while traveling). The most amazing thing? After years of suffering with rosacea (which only the prescription Soolantra had been able to soothe), these miraculously handle the rosacea, too. (No more prescription medication needed.)
Balancing Oil | Gluten-Free, Vegan, All Skin Types
My skin, as I age and travel, can feel dry. Even though I have combination skin. So I wanted a product (in a glass bottle) that I could put on at night, no matter what state it was in. I was drawn to this balancing oil when I read "... plant-based ingredients ... the most ... restorative and hydrating ... radically boosts cell production ... speeds up skin cell regeneration, fades scars and can alleviate breakouts ... breathe life back into tired skin." Time will tell what the long-term impact is, but I'm just thrilled at its quality. And Pangea Organics states, "At any time, for any reason, 100% Money Back Guarantee & The Product is Yours to Keep or Share with a Friend."
Natural Deodorant | Primal Pit Paste
I love this stuff. I think I've tried every natural deodorant on the shelf. Nothing has worked as good—nor gone on as smoothly—as Primal Pit Paste. This little jar of deodorant has it all: Compact eco (glass) packaging, long-lasting (24+ hours), great scents, and applies smooth as butter!
Bath Bag | aka Travelon Signature Convertible Backpack
I use this as my bath bag (it also doubles as a backpack, crossbody, or handbag) as it sits upright wherever I place it (nothing flops down onto public bathroom floors). It fits all my regular-sized products, keeping them organized and upright (so I spend less time searching for gluten-free items on the road). It also fits my bath gloves, towel, a small change of clean clothing, and cell phone. I love its flexibility and practicality.