Organising your toiletries
Any seasoned traveller will tell you that packing for time away from home is an art form. A suitcase or travel bag has limited space, and you will also need to make room to accommodate your toiletries. With essential toiletries, your morning travel routine can continue as normal for a fun-filled vacation. Amcal has the answers so you can remain organised and feel and look your best wherever you are.
Tips when packing your toiletries
Everyone has their own set of priorities when it comes to travel gear. Toiletries are no exception, so here are some tips that might suit your style when packing toiletries.
1. If you travel often, keep your toiletry bag ready to go. If possible, don't use these toiletries at home; better to have your entire kit close at hand and ready to pack in your travel bag.
2. Pack reusable bottles. They can be refilled, making them eco-friendly. If your travel takes you through customs, make sure to use the correct size bottles for carry-on limitations.
3. Use a toiletry bag that is big enough to store all your toiletries. Look for a bag with multiple compartments so items can be sorted by category. Amcal has everything you need to pack in your travel toiletry bag, including:
- Liquid products such as Nude by Nature Liquid Mineral Foundation and Foundation Brush.
- Dry products including Colgate Dry Mouth Rinse and Schwarzkopf Extra Care Dry Shampoo.
- Makeup with staying power such as Revlon Colorstay and Johnson's Cotton Make-Up Pads.
- Dental products from major brands such as Colgate, Reach, Oral-eze and Pharmacy Care.
- Shower/bath products including Ego QV Bath Oil and Neutrogena Rainbath Shower/Bath Gel.
- Lotions including KP24 Medicated Lotion, Amcal Sunscreen Lotion, and Ego QV Skin Lotion.
- Hair products for lustrous hair including Ogx Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Hair Oil.
Once you arrive back home from your vacation, re-stock Amcal toiletries and refill bottles so you are ready for your next trip, even at short notice.
Essentials to include in your toiletry bag
Travel toiletries include products for women, men, kids and babies. Here are some essentials to take along to make your journey a happy one.
Toiletry essentials for women: Items specifically for women may include a small mirror, hairbrush, tweezers, scents, menstrual cup, make-up, moisturiser.
Toiletry essentials for men: Men's travel toiletries include hair gel, deodorant, razor, shaving cream, aftershave.
Toiletry essentials for kids: Extras to keep kids up to speed include wet wipes, mini first aid kit, hair accessories, mini brush.
Toiletry essentials for babies: Gentle shampoo and cleansers, rash cream, infant pain reliever, earache drops, talcum powder, and medicines as required.
The convenience of travel-size toiletries
Travel-size toiletries are small and compact, allowing you to fit everything you need into a carry-on toiletry bag. Small toiletry bottles can be refilled or discarded after your trip to avoid clutter. Keep everything you may need close at hand by using Amcal travel-size toiletries.
Saving money when purchasing toiletries
Make sure to plan ahead, check back with Amcal often, and select amazing offers on discounted products and sale items. You can also do yourself a financial favour by joining the Amcal Rewards Community; for every $1 you spend, you'll earn 5 Amcal Rewards points for exciting perks that include exclusive offers, exclusive events, birthday rewards, competitions and health news. Sign up in-store today.
If you are travelling with family, costs can add up fast. Here are a few toiletry spending tips.
- Buy in bulk or family size, then divide into reusable containers. Savings quickly accumulate.
- Purchase from a one-stop shop such as Amcal to save time and money.
- Buy quality brands such as Nivea, Gillette, Palmolive, Oral-B, Colgate, Olay, and Rexona.
What not to take in your toiletry bag when travelling
It's often best to take a minimalist approach to packing in order to save room for other 'essentials'. Only use sealable, watertight containers, and avoid leaving valuables in your toiletry bag. If passing through customs or check-in, make sure your toiletries are the appropriate size for carry-on so you can always have important items close at hand.
Packing liquid toiletries
One leak can ruin the entire contents of your toiletry bag, along with the bag itself. Transfer liquids into small, sealable containers that meet carry-on guidelines. Use zip-lock plastic bags as another layer of protection.
It is all about the toiletry bag
Travel can be a logistical nightmare and convenience is key. Surprise your other half with a toiletry bag gift set and start your vacation the right way. Personal care is essential wherever you are, and you will find every toiletry item you need at your local Amcal Pharmacy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Toiletries
We all have our own idea of the basic essential toiletries worth bringing on vacation. The list can be quite extensive for some people. Basic toiletries can be divided into several categories, such as:
Teeth: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash.
Skincare: Soap, deodorant, cleanser, body lotion, body wash, hand wash, hand cream, body scrub, moisturiser, makeup, makeup remover, antiperspirant.
Haircare: Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hairbrush, styling tools.
Medicines: Any prescription or over-the-counter medicines you need while away from home.
First aid: Bandages, hand sanitiser, repellent, vitamins, tweezers, band-aids, ointment, sunscreen.
Other: Contact lenses, contact solution, shavers, feminine hygiene products, birth control, nail file, nail clippers.
The above list of basic toiletries contains all the essentials you will need. If it is time to organise your packing list, determine your essentials first and only add to the list if you have room to spare in your toiletry kit.
Australian's choose Amcal for toiletries, personal grooming gear, medicines and more. We stock wide range of popular products from name-brand manufacturers. If shopping online, simply create a wish list, add products to your shopping cart, and proceed to checkout for easy payment and fast delivery to your door. Amcal provides free delivery on purchases over $89.
The best reusable travel containers are leakproof, watertight, washable, fully sealable, and have lots of secure storage options for toiletry essentials. Explore Amcal toiletries and travel accessories online or in-store, and you will look and feel your best wherever your travels take you.