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The Ultimate Carry-on Toiletry Kit for Travelers

Want an inside look at what a frequent traveler packs? Take a look at my ultimate toiletry kit, with products I’ve tested and love that hold up well and are carry-on friendly.

Also be sure to check out my video and checklist for first-aid travel items.

Here’s where to buy some of the products featured. Most can be found at your local drugstore or online.


  • Nexxus Comb Through Hold & Finishing Mist Spray from Amazon
  • Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Combo Pack from Amazon
  • Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash 3-Pack from Amazon
  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion 2-Pack from Amazon
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser from Kiehl’s
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo 3-Pack from Amazon
  • Moroccan Oil from Amazon
  • Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening & Scope Toothpaste 3-Pack from Amazon
  • Daisy Marc Jacobs Spray Pen from Amazon
  • Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen 3-Pack from Amazon


  • Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette from Sephora
  • bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream from Sephora
  • Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Magic Wand for Lip & Eye Makeup Remover from Amazon
  • Nars Bronzing Powder from Sephora
  • Maybelline New York Great Lash Big Washable Mascara from Amazon
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15 from Sephora
  • bareMinerals Lash Domination Ink Liner from Sephora
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes from Amazon

Everything Else

  • Dove Go Fresh Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant in Cool Essence from Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Lint Roller Travel Size from Target
  • Q-Tips Purse Pack from Target
  • Nail File 3-Pack from Target
  • Tweezerman LTD Mini Slant Tweezers from Amazon
  • Gillette Venus Sensitive Skin Disposable Women’s Razor 6-Pack from Amazon
  • Violife Style Slim Sonic Electric Travel Toothbrush from Violife
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Lip Balm from Amazon
  • Creative Hair Brushes Wet/Dry Pocket Hair Brush from Amazon

Extras (Depending on the Destination)

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45, 3-Ounce Each, 3-Pack from Amazon
  • Ben’s 30% DEET Mosquito, Tick, and Insect Repellent Pump from Amazon
  • Sierra Sage Green Goo 100% All Natural Skin Repair Travel Tin with Aloe Vera from Amazon

Toiletry Bags

  • Rebecca Minkoff Nylon Cosmetics Pouch from Nordstrom
  • Whistler Cube Tote from MPG

You can also print the toiletry packing checklist by clicking below.


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Ashley always travels with these essentials. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for more packing tips and tricks and product recommendations.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

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