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The Ultimate Toiletry Packing List

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

After a long haul flight, you’ll be ready to freshen up. Whether you’re brushing your teeth in the airplane bathroom or doing a face mask in your hotel room, you’ll want your toiletry bag to be well stocked to fit all your beauty needs. While it is of course likely you’ll be able to find most of the toiletries on this list at a local pharmacy, you won’t want to waste your precious vacation minutes searching in shops for sunscreen or a hairbrush. We uncovered everything you need to pack in your toiletry bag on your next adventure. Check it out!

Carry On Rules

Keep in mind, if you’re planning on taking your toiletry bag in your carry-on case, you’ll have to make sure all of your liquids are within a certain limit. All liquid toiletries might fit in a quart-sized clear bag. Additionally, they must not exceed 3.4 ounces or 100 mL. Anything larger than that will need to be checked in your luggage.

Toiletry bag contents
If you're going to bring your toiletry bag in your carry-on, make sure liquids do not exceed 3.4 oz. or 100 mL.

Basic Toiletries

Having these common toiletries on hand on your trip will help make your adventure hassle free!

Glasses And Contacts

If you’re one of those lucky people who can see without assistance…I envy you! If you’re like me and can’t see for shit, make sure to pack your glasses and contacts. If you’re traveling for an extended period of time, it doesn’t hurt to pack an extra pair or two of your contacts or a spare pair of glasses in case yours break.

Contacts Solution

If you don’t wear daily contact lenses, you’ll need some contact solution to store your contacts in. Don’t forget to pack your solution!

Eye Drops

Airplane air is quite drying! Having eye drops on hand is always a good idea to keep your eyes feeling fresh.

Shampoo And Conditioner

Keep your luscious locks clean by packing shampoo and conditioner. I love these shampoo and conditioner bars that make it so I don’t have to count them as a liquid!

Body Wash And Soap

Stay stink free by packing body wash or a bar of soap to stay squeaky clean and sweet smelling.


Don’t be the person nobody wants to sit beside on public transport. Pack your deodorant!

Toothpaste, Toothbrush And Floss

You’ll want to show off your smile in all your travel photos, so make sure to pack all your dental gear to keep your pearly whites healthy.

Face Wash

Wash away the day with your choice of face wash.

Moisturizer And Body Lotion

After spending hours on an airplane, your skin might be feeling a little dry. Don’t forget to pack moisturizer.


If you shave, you’ll need to pack your razor. Keep in mind, if you use a safety razor, remove the blade if you’re putting it in your carry-on.

Menstrual Products

When mother nature comes a callin’, you’ll want to be prepared. Whether you use a menstrual cup, tampons, or pads, make sure you have everything you need.


Nothing ruins a trip quite like a bad sunburn! Do not forget to pack your SPF!

Pro Tip: Make sure not to forget to pack any of these Medications You Should Always Pack When Traveling on your next adventure.

Woman washing face
Walk through each step of your morning and night routine to make sure you have all you need in your toiletry bag.

Beauty Toiletries

If you want to look your best in all your travel photos, you might want to pack some beauty products in your toiletry bag. While not all of them are necessary, they can make a great addition to your kit. Make sure to add these to your packing checklist…


From foundation, blush, mascara and more, if you wear makeup don’t forget to pack what you need in your toiletry bag.

Makeup Remover

Of course makeup remover is only necessary if you wear makeup. Even if jet lag is hitting, make sure to take off your makeup before you sleep!

Hairstyling Equipment

If you like to straighten or curl your hair, you’ll need tools to help. Pack a straightener, curling iron, or heatless curl kit to style up your coif.

Hair Styling Products

Everybody’s hair is different so depending on your type of hair you might need to pack styling products to keep your hair looking photoshoot ready. Don’t forget to pack hair gel, hairspray, or even heat protectant in your toiletry bag.

Hairbrush And Comb

Don’t forget to pack your hairbrush and comb to get rid of tangles while traveling.

Hair Ties and Bobby Pins

If you have long hair and want to keep it off your face or like to do unique hairstyles, hair ties and bobby pins are a must have in your bag! Pack extras since they always seem to wander off when you need one.


Scent is a powerful tool to trigger memory, so pack a special scent for your adventure and stay sweet smelling no matter where you roam.

Man packing suitcase for adventure
Make packing easier by using a packing list to stay organized!

Other Toiletries

A few other items can perfect your toiletry bag. While they might not be necessary for everyone, they’re useful to have on hand.

Stain Remover

If you’re traveling with limited outfit options, you’ll want to pack a stain remover stick in case of emergency.


I know, I know! Don’t put them in your ears blah blah blah. If you get itchy ears after you swim like I do, you’ll be glad you have these on hand! Just be careful when you use them!


I recently gave myself bangs purely so I could stop tweezing my eyebrows, but if you like to pluck, make sure to pack a pair of tweezers.

Nail Clippers and File

Getting a hangnail or breaking a nail can be annoying and even painful. You’ll be happy to have these on hand in your toiletry bag.

Towel And Washcloth

While these will likely not fit into your toiletry bag, make sure to check if your accommodation has towels and washcloths available for you to use. If not, make sure you remember to pack some!

Pro Tip: Packing incorrectly isn’t the only way you can ruin your trip! Make sure to avoid doing any of these other Common Travel Planning Mistakes.


Packing can be stressful! As you plan your trip it is easy to push it off to the last minute. Having a well stocked toiletry bag on hand can ensure your trip runs smoothly. When you’re packing for your next trip, you’ll be happy to have a clear list with all you need on hand.

What is your top toiletry bag product you pack? Tell us in the comments!


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