The Top 10 Natural Beauty Products For Travelers (You Need These in Your Travel Pack)
Are you a spontaneous backpacker? Or maybe an organized traveler with a roller bag (or vice-versa)? Either way – these 10 natural beauty products are ideal for travelers: at 100 ml or less, easy to pack in a carry-on, natural and healthy – you need these natural beauty products for travelers in your travel pack!
Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is ideal when traveling – with a busier schedule, and more time spent outdoors exploring, you don’t want to be styling your hair every single day. Instead, to keep your hair fresh in between washes, opt for dry shampoo. There are both spray and powder options available. Rahua’s dry shampoo is pretty cool – it’s 100% natural and sprays like a hairspray, but is more of a fine dust. Check out a review by the Organic Bunny here.
Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil
Again – if your hair is a little neglected during travel, moisturizing oil can help. I like to apply a dime-size in the palm of my hand, and apply to the tips of my hair. This freshens up the ends, leaving them silky-feeling and silky-looking. Also, the oil is good for stubborn flyaway hairs. Aveda’s Moisturising Oil is 99.9% plant-derived, and made with buriti oil. You can get tiny samples (3 ml) that last forever.
Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hair Spray
Travel size (60 ml), perfect hold, pump-spray so you can control how much you’re using and food-grade (crazy, right?). What more could a girl ask for?
Lip balm with SPF
I always carry lip balm with sun protection. Even if the weather isn’t very warm or sunny, lips are very sensitive and need to be protected during every season. I like Alba – it protects my lips without the white film that lip balm with sun protection tends to leave.
Lipstick can really tie up a look – even a neutral, or subtle shade. Right now, I’m using BITE and I really like it. It’s made with maple syrup (as a Canadian, you know I love that) and smells fruity. Now that the Honest Company started a beauty line, I might try that one next!
This mascara smells like berries, and no wonder – Dr. Hauschka is made with medicinal extracts, black tea and rose. I like this mascara for travel because it really lengthens and plumps up the lashes and because of its natural formula, comes off easy with no racoon-like residue or lost lashes.
Organic Skin Repair
Body Cherish Organic Skin Repair
For dry and cracked skin, this body oil works miracles. When you’re traveling, you’re on your feet all the time and this oil really treats your heels and other dry areas. Not only is it 100% natural, but it smells great, is handmade in Canada and is crystal-infused. In 30ml or 60ml bottles with drip free dropper.
I love using essential oils – especially when I travel. Peppermint oil is great for upset stomachs, queasiness and clearing out sinuses. I also sniff it when I need a boost of energy, and apply it to my temples if I feel a headache coming on. Peppermint oil is also great during a flight, or anytime you’re in an enclosed space (again, the queasiness and the stuffiness). I also love lavender for calming, and before bed for a peaceful sleep. These are my two go-to essential oils. Of course, you could use another brand but just be sure that what you’re using is 100% pure and natural, and organic.
Use smudge spray to cleanse your hotel/airbnb/hostel upon arrival. I suggest visiting your local crystal or angel shop for smudge spray. You can usually find something all natural and made by a local person. Smudge spray can be more convenient than carrying a bundle of sage when traveling – especially if you’re taking a lot of flights and can’t be carrying a lighter or matches, and don’t want to purchase a new one upon each arrival. Also, smudge spray is subtler than burning sage – which is important if you’re traveling with others, or a guest in someone’s home (who might be sensitive).
Organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil (I recommend any brand that has these qualities)
Coconut oil basically fills the gaps for anything else you might need – body lotion, toothpaste, soothe a bug bite or hive, shaving cream, etc. and you can cook with it, too! One last use for fun, if you’re in a pinch: mix coconut oil with essential oil and apply as deodorant.