So much waste.
By reusing some containers you probably already have at your home, you can skip the travel section of your pharmacy altogether and make a travel kit full of the products you use everyday- absolutely free.
Here is how I packed my kit:
- Sustainable Toothbrush
- Homemade Tooth Powder that I put in an old skincare jar
- A vintage Soap Container to protect my soap (If you already have one, don't buy a new one! Try to find one on Craigslist, from a local Etsy vendor, or at your local thrift store)
- A bulk-unpackaged Organic Shampoo bar that I use everyday (no need to buy a new one-I use the one that I have in my shower) - I also use this as body soap when I travel
- Bulk Conditioner in a small jar
- Homemade Body and Face Cream
- Homemade Deodorant
- Contact Case
- I do not normally pack contact solution with me as my entire family wears contacts and I always know I can borrow theirs. In the event that I am flying, I buy a travel sized contact solution. Otherwise, I bring my full sized solution. Contact solution is the one thing that I still purchase instead of making as I can recycle the container, and want to ensure that my eyes are protected.
- Reusable Razor (not shown) I would bring this in my toiletries case if I am not flying- otherwise I would purchase a new blade at my destination. I do not check luggage, otherwise you could check your razor blade.
- Organic Tea Tree Oil- flying, changes in eating habits, and alcohol can cause blemishes which I like to keep at bay using a dab of tea tree oil
- Aspirin/Antacid - when I travel, my eating and sleeping patterns change which can cause upset stomach or headaches- I like to be prepared for this by bringing these along
- A handkerchief- I bring this along to serve a variety of purposes, to use as a napkin, to wrap my toothbrush in if it is wet, or in place of tissues
I put all of these items in the same toiletries case that has been in my family for years. There is absolutely no need to buy any type of travel case as this works perfectly! If you need one, you could use a makeup bag, a collapsable lunch box, or a large pencil case. You might also be able to find a reusable bag at your local thrift store.