We’ve all been there: the ten hour flights, the “it’s been three days since I’ve taken a shower,” or the feeling of waking up with your hair is so matted from the humidity that it can practically put itself in a bun. Traveling can take a serious toll on our bodies and sometimes, it’s just hard to stay on top of washing our hair or washing our faces when we’re out climbing mountains or exploring new cities.
But, with a little know-how and the right products, you can still look and feel good while you adventure. Here is a round up some of our favorite travel hygiene products to help you still look instagram-ready for your next epic adventure!
J.R. Watkins hand cream
This is our go-to travel lotion because it works so well and it fits perfectly in any bag. It has almost all natural ingredients and isn’t greasy after you put it on! Plus, they come in amazing scents. And this stuff is so good you can even use it on rough spots like heels, feet, or elbows after a long day of adventuring.
Everyone natural hand sanitizer spray
When you’re traveling you always need to bring hand sanitizer. Yes, always. The worst thing is getting sick from all the germs you’ve encountered throughout the day. So, with that in mind, grab one of these natural hand sanitizer sprays from Everyone. They’re made with natural ingredients, like jojoba oil, so your hands won’t dry out after using it all day.
Captain Blankenship mermaid dry shampoo
Like we said in the above statement, traveling can definitely do some damage to your hair. Most people don’t really think about how their hair looks while exploring until they run their hands through their hair and go, “oh shit.” So, dry shampoo is also a huge lifesaver while traveling. Backpacking for a week? All good. No shower in the hostel? Fine. Just don’t want to wash your hair while you travel Europe on rail? Captain Blankenship mermaid dry shampoo has got you covered. It’ll soak up the excess oil leaving your hair feeling freshly washed and ready for another day of exploring. And it fits perfectly in a small travel bag!
J.R. Ligett's shampoo bar
This is basically the bar of all bars. So when you do get the chance to wash your hair, this is going to be your best option! It can be used as shampoo, but also as body wash, for shaving, and even to wash clothes! Like, what?! So rad! And the mini shampoo bars even come with a small travel bag. Check out all of their delicious scents and be sure to get one for your next adventure.
Ursa Major: Face Wash, Face Tonic and Face Balm
Just like our hair, our skin also takes a toll while traveling and the stuff from Ursa Major is amazing. It keeps your face looking clean and bright — even after a ten hour flight — and the travel sizes are perfect to stuff in a carry-on or personal bag. They also use almost all organic or all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin.
Mrs. Meyers body wash
Mrs. Meyers has some amazing products, but we couldn’t NOT mention their body wash. Made with essential oils and aloe vera, this stuff cleans your skin without stripping it. And it comes in delicious scents like basil, honeysuckle, and lavender. Their’s nothing better than a body wash that is soft on the skin, smells great, and fits perfectly in any travel bag.
J.R. Watkins Body Wipes
Sometimes, showering just doesn’t happen when you’re out adventuring, but no one wants to feel days worth of dirt and grime on their skin before going to bed. To stay fresh, even when there are no showers around, grab some J.R. Watkins body wipes. They come in delicious scents like grapefruit, aloe and green tea, and bergamot. The perfect tool for an on-the-go shower!
Primal Pit paste
When you’re hiking all day or running through airports you’re probably going to get a little sweaty. And no one wants to sit next to (or be) a smelly traveler. Deodorant is a must and Primal Pit Paste has amazing all-natural, aluminum free deodorant sticks or mini travel jars fit for any journey. They come in amazing scents so you can feel fresh all day long.
All Good goop
This stuff does wonders. Whether you’re out rock-climbing, mountain climbing, or just spending the day hiking, chances are you’re going to be in need of a good balm to heal those cracked knuckles, chapped lips, or minor cuts. This healing balm does it all and is some of the best! So if you only add one thing from this list to your travel bag, it should definitely be this. It’s a must-have for any traveler!
Moroccan Oil travel hair mask
Your hair can definitely take a hit when you’re traveling: maybe you don’t shower for three days, or the humidity frizzes your hair into a giant mess, or you swim in the ocean for four hours and come out with stiff, salty hair. Whatever the case, Moroccan Oil travel hair mask or their oil treatment is sure to help get your hair back to normal. It’s legit magic in a bottle. It works almost instantly and the scent is also amazing, so win-win.
Badger sore muscle rub
If you need some hardcore muscle rub after a long day of climbing or hiking, then look no further than Badger Sore Muscle Rub. Cayenne Pepper and Ginger work to heat and soothe sore muscles. It’s a natural, less smelly version of tiger balm!
Burt's Bees face wipes
Face wipes are literal life savers on long trips. If you’re camping or on the go and don’t have time to shower or wash your face then just grab one of their face wipes and you’re good to go. They can remove make-up, dirt, oil—you name it. And the best part? They have wipes for all skin type! Different scents, different ingredients, and all gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Even though you may be out roughing it, you can’t forget about brushing your teeth! Tom’s is the best when it comes to a natural travel toothpaste. They are high-quality, flouride-free, and don’t use artificial colors or preservatives so you can keep those pearly whites clean without having to worry about hurting the environment.