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The Best Zero-Waste Toiletries for Travel

SmarterTravel

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your waste while traveling, packing the right toiletry products can help. Here’s how to make a zero-waste toiletry kit.

Step 1: Start with a Reusable Bag

reusable bags
Amazon

Stasher’s reusable plastic, zipper baggies are a useful alternative to Ziploc baggies. The thicker material is not only sturdier but it’s made from silicone. These bags can be used for everything, from storing makeup to packing a wet bathing suit. The bags are also dishwasher safe, so you can clean in between uses.

cloth dopp kit
United By Blue

If you’re looking for something that is made of cloth, check out United by Blue’s toiletry bags. For every product purchased, one pound of trash is removed. The Westward Dopp Kit’s lining is also made from 100 percent recycled polyester ripstop.

Step 2: Invest in the Right Products and Packaging

Luckily natural and eco-friendly beauty products are on-trend right now. Here are a few of my favorite beauty essentials that are both travel-friendly and eco-conscious in their ingredients and packaging.

Dry Shampoo

organic dry shampoo
Amazon

Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

Primal Elements

Deodorant

Myro

Moisturizer

rosehip oil
Thesis Beauty

Face Wash

facial soap bars
Amazon

Sunscreen

sunscreen tins
Amazon

Makeup Remover

organic makeup kit
Amazon

Biodegradable Wipes

biodegradable wipes
Amazon

Hand Sanitizer

bird shaped hand sanitizer
Amazon

Chewable Toothpaste

chewable toothpaste bites
Bite

Makeup Stain Stick

blush stain stick
Naked Truth

First-Aid Ointment

first aid ointment
Amazon

Feminine Care Products

organic feminine care products
Amazon

Cotton Swabs

organic cotton swabs
Amazon

Floss Picks

eco friendly floss picks
Amazon

Step 3: Eliminate Plastics

Go even a step further and outright replace certain products that are traditionally made with plastic.

Hair Brush

wooden hairbrush
Amazon

Metal Razor

metal razor
Amazon

Wooden Toothbrush

bamboo toothbrush
Amazon

Electric Toothbrush

electric toothbrush
Quip

Reusable Bottles

reusable containers
Amazon

Water Bottle

glass water bottle in colors
Amazon

Reusable Straw

silicone straw
Amazon

Cloth Napkin

beeswax cloth
Amazon

Spork

colorful sporks
Amazon

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