Travel Advice

What’s In My Toiletry Bag? The Ultimate Checklist

Packing gives many people a headache. I get it. It’s tough to remember everything you need to bring with you and the last thing you want to do is forget something super important and be somewhere that you can’t buy it. On top of that, deciding what’s necessary to bring and what’s not can be tough too. I’ve done a post before on how to avoid your luggage being overweight, however this post is focused on your toiletry bag which can be one of the most important things you pack. I put together a list of the things that are always in my toiletry bag when I travel to help you make sure you don’t forget anything at home. Check it out, print it, and use it when you’re packing for your next trip!

The Necessities: 

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hair brush and/or comb
  • Shampoo and/or conditioner
  • Soap or body wash
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (only if traveling in jungles, forests, or anywhere bugs might be or malaria may be present)
  • Moisturizer and/or aloe (travel can dry your skin right out)

For Your Purse: 

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper or Kleenex (especially in countries that aren’t known to have this in their restrooms)
  • Eye drops (for those long haul flights)
  • Face wipes (whether you’re sweaty, dirty or traveling for hours it’s always nice to wipe off the scum from your face)
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm


  • Advil
  • Gravol (drowsy and non-drowsy)
  • Immodium and/or Pepto-Bismol
  • Antibiotics (your travel or family doctor can prescribe this for you just in case)
  • Prescribed medications (birth control, migraine medication and anything you can’t live without)

For Some of You: 

  • Eyewear (glasses, contact lenses, contact lens solution and case if applicable)
  • Makeup (remember you don’t need all your makeup, only the necessities)
  • Hair styling products (try to skip the hair straightener and curling iron if you can)
  • Face wash and moisturizer (for some people face wipes and soap is enough)
  • Feminine hygiene products

Do you have anything you can’t live without in your toiletry bag? Share below in the comments!

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  • Reply
    February 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Hi! I’m wondering where you found the whole blends travel size bottles. I’ve been looking for a while and can’t seem to find them anywhere. Thanks!

    • Reply
      March 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Oh boy. I can’t remember. I think just in my local Shopper’s Drug Mart or Rexall though.

    • Reply
      June 30, 2021 at 11:06 am

      I found them at Walmart

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