My Favorite Travel Toiletry Items To Satisfy The Body & Soul

Packing for a trip can be a big task. One thing I never leave home without are my toiletries! Although there isn't a one-size-fits-all list, I thought it would be fun to share my typical items.


I've noticed when I travel with the same items, no matter if I'm camping, flying, or driving in the van, I experience less stress. I may have to transfer product into a different size container but at least I'm working with the same items. Keep it simple!

Going through my morning routine on a fun overnight adventure in the van

In the spirit of minimalism, my aim is to also use the least amount of products that will satisfy my ritual tendencies around getting ready for bed and waking up in the morning. I've often been teased about my products and how long I take but I will playfully argue that I am no different than any other morning coffee drinker brewing up a cup of joe.


It's not about the actual items but more about the act of taking time for myself, inhaling all the wonderful scents from the essentials oils, caring for my body and skin with longevity in mind, and feeling refreshed to start the day.


Let's get into it! Here are my favorite travel toiletry items.

*Note: not all items listed are in this photo.


  • Headband (to keep my hair from getting too much oil in it from my face)

  • Small towel

  • Floss and tongue scraper

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Hairbrush

  • Tweezers and nail clippers

  • Homemade face wash, face oil, and moisturizer (I'm obsessed)

  • Face SPF and body oil SPF

  • Carrier body oil (currently almond oil)

  • Dry shampoo powder

  • Essential oil rollers

  • Chapstick

  • Small mirror

  • Shampoo bar and conditioner

  • Small razor

For some reason, I never got into using deodorant and only bring a few makeup items.


I've been using this toiletry bag one of my sisters handed down to me for years. I'm pretty sure it's 20 years old from an REI pack. It keeps everything aired out and it's easy to organize and see my products, plus it hangs on a hook.


Happy travels!