How do you know how long your toiletries will last?
Track your toiletry usage before you go An easy way to figure out how long your travel toiletries will last is to test them out before you leavefor your trip. Fill up your travel-sized bottles, use them at home, and keep track of how many uses you get out of each bottle.
How often should you restock toiletries on the road?
Restocking toiletries on the road If you’re traveling for several months or a year, you KNOW you’ll have to get more shampoo or toothpaste along the way. Buy whatever size travel toiletry bottle you’re comfortable with, and when it starts getting low, pick up more to refill or replace it.
What size travel toiletry bottle should I buy?
Buy whatever size travel toiletry bottle you’re comfortable with, and when it starts getting low, pick up more to refill or replace it.
What size of toiletries can I take on the plane?
Toiletries and other liquids must be in containers that are no larger than 3.4 ounces (100ml) and fit within a one quart (one liter) clear zip top bag. Liquids, gels, and aerosols are all examples of this. Next post: What size of toiletries can i take on the plane? What is the deodorant travel size?
Travel-size toiletries usage: an experiment
My travel-size toiletries usage experiment began with a late-night Target run. Although I went with a purpose, I found myself wandering and finding items I did not realize I needed until that moment (anyone else?). Anyway, when I found myself next to the travel-size toiletries, I had the thought that I should stock up on some before my next trip.
The plan for finding out how long travel-size toiletries really last
My plan was simple: every time I used one of the products, I would make a check mark on a piece of paper. Although the plan was simple, because a little goes a long ways when it comes to travel-size toiletries, the process became quite tedious. I misplaced my paper several times and it seemed to take forever for certain products to run out.
Using a scale to determine travel-size toiletries usage
About half way through my experiment, I thought of another way to measure: use a kitchen scale to weigh how much of a product you use each time. Then divide the total amount by that single-use amount, and you will know about how many uses you can expect from a particular travel-sized bottle. Note: this only works if you have a sensitive scale.
Your travel-size toiletries usage will be unique
Everyone uses different products and everyone uses products differently. R has a lot more hair than I do so she uses more shampoo per washing. As I mentioned earlier, I do not use conditioner at all. So that is one less product I have to worry about. However, I do have to pack pomade for my short locks.
What to do with leftover travel-size products
Rarely do I run out of anything on the last day of my trip. Most often, I come home with half-filled bottles that get shoved into a drawer with the rest of my travel accessories. The easy solution for left-over product (and one I need to do a better job at) is to simply use it up.
Conclusion on travel-size toiletries usage
Knowing how long travel-size toiletries really last has been so helpful when it comes to packing light. The TSA limit of 3.4 ounces goes a long ways and unless you are traveling for a month or more, most travel-size toiletries are going to last through your whole trip.
How to know how long toiletries last?
An easy way to figure out how long your travel toiletries will last is to test them out before you leavefor your trip. Fill up your travel-sized bottles, use them at home, and keep track of how many uses you get out of each bottle.
How long does a secret travel size last?
Flissy:I can answer this! Travel size secret lasts 2 weeks. I WISH it were half the size of a regular deo. Doesn’t seem like much considering how (relatively) bulky the container is.
Does 50ml deodorant melt?
George:I had a 50ml deodorant with me this trip, it was pretty good, pretty strong, I’ve been travelling a month, and it’s quarter through, this is a liquid roll on, so it doesn’t melt. Hope that helps.
Where is Ali Garland?
She enjoys travel planning, encouraging others to see the world, and packing carry-on only. She and her husband are expats living in Berlin. You can find Ali at Ali’s Adventuresand Travel Made Simple.
Is it better to get refillable bottles?
It’s more environmentally friendly and cost effective to get refillable travel bottles instead of buying new travel-sized products every time you travel. But with so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are the best. Look for bottles that work well with the product you plan on using it with.
Does Crystal Body Deodorant leak?
[The Crystal body deodorant stick – see on Amazon]. It’s better for you than normal deodorant and lasts forever. Doesn’t leak and all you need is water (doesn’t even have to be drinking water). They even have travel size which lasts 4 months.
Can you throw out travel size deodorant?
HOWEVER, I was in Africa and the days were very hot and it made the deodorant melty and it fell out of the tube in a big chunk. I couldn’t throw it out though, so I kind of had to make do but it was just such a mess and totally crumbled by the end. If you’re going to a hot climate just keep that in mind!