If you think packing a woman’s travel toiletry bag is just shoving items out of the bathroom sink and into the suitcase, then this blog post is definitely for you. There’s so much more to prepping a toiletry bag than just simply grabbing your items here and there then putting them in a ziplock bag. Especially for my fancy ladies there! Am I right?
Have your pen and paper ready because we’re giving you full access to our toiletries and hygiene kit packing list, plus, you’ll find out the best travel toiletry bag(s) for women!
4 Features of An Ideal Woman's Toiletry Bag
Every woman wants a cute toiletry bag that can keep all her essentials neatly organized and last long for all her travels. But what else should a woman consider in her toiletry bag?
✔️ Zippered - Unless you want your shampoo to leak and make a mess in your suitcase, a toiletry bag with a zipper is something that you definitely want to consider. You know what that means, right? Ziplock baggies are out and sturdy, zippered pouches are in.
✔️ Water resistant - Of course you need an easy-to-care-for toiletry bag. Something that can be wiped down in case your favorite moisturizer or lip stain leaks!
✔️ Easy access - You want a toiletry bag that lets you find what you need right away whenever you need it. The answer is a clear toiletry bag. Yes, that’s right. No need to dig around for you toothbrush or floss whenever you need them.
✔️ Perfect size - Toiletry bags come in all shapes and sizes so you can definitely find one that best 'suits' your travel style. Carry-on only traveler? Grab a toiletry bag that's under quart size and TSA approved. Packing a larger checked bag? Use a big toiletry bag and share toiletries with the entire fam!
5 Travel Toiletry Bags for Women
“To each their own (toiletry bag)...” From quart size toiletry bags to circular ones, there’s a perfect match for every lady out there. Choose not only what best represents you as a traveler but also one that can keep your toiletries light and organized.
All my ladies who travel carry-on only will certainly appreciate this TSA Approved Toiletry Bag! It’s our best-selling toiletry bag and for good reason… Being under quart size and with a clear design, it’s TSA and airport friendly. Don’t let the small size fool you! It fits more than your average ziplock bag and is way, way sturdier. Add to that the fact that it comes in 11 fun colors like lilac and burgundy!
Capacity: Fits 8 to 10 3.4 oz TSA approved bottles
Best for: Carry-on only travel
When you need more room for your bigger toiletries, our Large Toiletry Bag will come in handy! This pouch can fit up to 20 (yup!!) full-size toiletries or cosmetics. It’s perfect for when you’re going on a long trip or if you’re just the type to bring all different kinds of eye creams or serums when on vacation. *wink, wink*
Capacity: Fits up to 20 full size bottles
Best for: Overpackers
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Think regular toiletry bags are too boring? Well, grab these fun Clear Zipper Pouches and you’ll be in organizing heaven. This set comes with 2 different size pouches - 1 small and 1 medium. So many ways to use both pouches! Sunscreen, lip balm, eye drops, etc. can go in the small pouch while your bath essentials such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc. can go in the other.
Capacity: Small fits up 4 to 8 items, Medium fits 6 to 10 items
Best for: “Tired-of-boring-toiletry-bags”
Something classy and elegant, you say? We have that too! Introducing the Half Moon Bag… A chic yet spacious pouch for all your go-to toiletries. It conveniently fits up to 10 travel size containers and yes, it’s TSA friendly too. Though it’s super pretty, it’s actually low maintenance. Just use a wet wipe or clean cloth to remove any stains or dirt from the pouch!
Capacity: Fits up to 10 travel size containers
Best for: Aesthetics
Another toiletry bag set coming your way… These Circular Pouches are not your usual toiletry pouches! They’re totally adorable and comes in 2 different sizes (in 1 set). The smaller pouch is actually TSA approved and perfect for your tiny toiletries. The bigger pouch comes in handy for your bigger toiletries or other solids.
Capacity: Small fits up 1 to 2 items, Large fits up to 6 items
Best for: When one isn’t enough…
Travel Toiletry Bag Checklist for Women
Whether it’s a month-long trip abroad or an overnight stay at a friend’s house, all travelers need their trusted toiletry bag with them. And we’ve customized this list for women on-the-go. Here’s what you should pack in your toiletries pouch.
✔️ Shampoo and Conditioner - Optional if you’re staying at a hotel. Pack what you usually use at home if you’re staying in an Airbnb or a hostel.
✔️ Body Wash / Soap - Also optional if the hotel provides it. Pack what you usually use at home if you’re staying in an Airbnb or a hostel.
✔️ Deodorant - Pack a deodorant stick rather than a liquid one (the less liquids, the better).
✔️ Foldable / Travel Size Toothbrush - Always have a spare toothbrush that you only specifically use for travel. Don’t bring the one you use at home.
✔️ Toothpaste - Ask your dentist for travel-sized toothpaste. You can get so many from different brands (usually for free).
✔️ Lip Balm - Make sure it has SPF 30 if it's going to be very sunny where you’re going.
✔️ Clear Nail Polish - Or get a mani pedi before your trip so you’re carrying one less liquid.
✔️ Aloe Vera Gel - For those extra sunny days or razor burn from shaving.
✔️ Floss - Don’t skip flossing! Floss like a boss.
✔️ Eye Drops - If you get dry eyes or allergies while traveling, nothing eye drops can’t fix.
✔️ Disposable Razor - Make sure to pack them with the protective case.
✔️ Special Lady Products - Tampons, pads, pantyliners, birth control, and other personal feminine hygiene products that you might need.
✔️ Hand & Body Lotion - Keep your skin smelling and feeling fresh all day long.
✔️ Cotton Buds / Pads
✔️ Face Wash - Collect sample size ones from shops you usually visit. Keep the sample bottles even when you run out so you can easily refill and use it for your next trip.
✔️ Makeup Remover - Get the travel size version of what you have at home. Just refill and use it like your other liquids.
✔️ Sunscreen Stick - Way easier to travel with and no need to use your hands, just apply directly into your face.
✔️ Face Wipes - Great way to freshen up when you’re on the go or if you can’t shower.
✔️ Toner / Misting Spray - Must have to use after washing your face to help perk up your skin after a long day of traveling.
✔️ Moisturizer - Gotta keep your skin healthy and moisturized.
✅ Hair Products
✔️ Dry Shampoo - A traveler's best friend especially if you have oily hair. Also great for in-between showers or when you're on a long haul flight and you want to keep your hair fresh, just a spray or two will keep your mane at bay.
✔️ Volumizing Powder - Gives your hair that extra oomph for special date nights.
✔️ Hair Serum - For a little bit of shine and less tangles.
✔️ Hair Ties / Scrunchies / Bobby Pins - Great for styling your hair or for keeping your hair in place when it gets too windy.
✔️ Hairspray - Must have if you want your hair to be Instagram-ready all the time.
✔️ Defrizz / Detangler Spray - Makes brushing and combing your hair easier after the shower.
✔️ Detangler Wet Brush - For detangling your hair without breaking or tearing your hair out.
✔️ Anti Wrinkle Spray (for clothes) - Transforming your wrinkled garments is just one spray away. This is something that you will need especially if you have important events to attend to.
✔️ Mouthwash Tablets - Pop in your mouth like candy to keep your breath clean and fresh when brushing your teeth is not an option.
✔️ Nail Clippers - Keep those nails clean!
✔️ Rollerball Perfume - Won’t take up too much space in your toiletry bag. You can easily slip it in your jean pockets for smelling good on-the-go.
✔️ Deodorant Wipes - For all your outdoor trips and activities, just wipe away and smell great all day long.
✔️ Contact Lens + Solution - Bring an extra pair and make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your face.
✔️ Oil Blotting Sheets - For those who get oily faces throughout the day.
Hygiene Kit Packing List (Covid Friendly)
Aside from having a full-pledged toiletry bag in your carry-on suitcase or checked luggage, a hygiene kit is one you must carry in your personal bag at all times. The pandemic has affected the travel industry greatly and health must be your first priority as a traveler.
✔️ Hand Sanitizer - With what's going on in the world today, you would never want to leave your house without a bottle of hand sanitizer. It keeps your hands free from many bacteria and harmful germs. The TSA is currently allowing every passenger to carry 1 hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces in their carry-on bags. Read more about that here.
✔️ Anti-Bacterial Wipes - An all-around travel essential that you must have in your hygiene kit. Remember to wipe door handles and other surfaces that you’ll be in contact with. Put them in reusable pouches so you can just refill whenever you run out.
✔️ Alcohol - Best kept in a travel-sized spray bottle so you can easily disinfect items that need to be cleaned.
✔️ Tissues - Essentials to keep your skin free from oil, dirt, and dust when traveling. The greatest thing about this travel essential is that it’s available anywhere in the world. So if you happen to run out while traveling, you can easily refill and replace it in your hygiene kit.
✔️ Disposable Face Mask - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone to wear masks especially when in public. And since you're traveling, make sure to bring extra disposable masks just in case you meet someone who needs one.
✔️ Travel-Size Soap - Having your own mini bar or liquid soap with you everywhere guarantees you can wash your hands even when you’re on the go. Hand sanitizers and isopropyl alcohol tend to make your hands sticky if you don’t wash with water first.
✔️ Digital Thermometer - To monitor and check your temperature if ever you feel a little under the weather. Some establishments will not allow customers to enter their buildings if their temperature is above the normal temp. A digital thermometer allows you to take your temp quickly and accurately.
Now that you know the must-have items inside the best women's toiletry bag, you can take on the world without worrying about your hygiene. Just personalize according to the length of your trip and you’ll be A-Okay!
Wondering which travel products to bring for your next trip? Check out our Travel Essentials for Women (2020) post. You’re welcome!