Toiletries are nearly as important to me as the clothes I take on holiday. I made the mistake last year of not packing everything I needed during our European driving holiday and ended up spending a fortune on items that were not really compatible with my skin type and I vowed that I wouldn’t make that mistake again.
We’re planning a camping holiday in the UK during the summer and another driving holiday around Europe which means that we don’t have any weight or liquid restrictions in our luggage. The items shown above are my travel essentials and I’m looking forward to packing them in my case.
Faith in Nature Lavender & Geranium Shower Gel (£4.49) this is one of my favourite brands, as a complementary therapist I love products which contain beneficial aromatherapy oils that nourish skin and combat stress, using Natures ingredients while caring for the environment.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Lip Balm (£3.05) is a refreshing and soothing balm to moisten and nourish your lips.
Huggies Pure Baby Wipes (£1.49) does not contain harmful chemicals and additives, and is effectively just like using cotton wool and water. Approved by the British Skin Foundation, Pure Wipes are pH balanced, alcohol and perfume free perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Malibu Protective Lotion SPF30 (£5.99) helps protect against sunburn and long-term UV-induced skin damage. It offers high protection that is ideal for sun sensitive skin that burns easily.
Sebamed Baby Wash Extra Soft (£4.50) has a very mild wash-active compound offers high skin tolerance for the extra gentle daily cleansing of delicate skin.
Specially designed for the very youngest mouths, Aquafresh Milk Teeth toothpaste (£1.29) has the lowest fluoride content of all the Aquafresh range.
Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Sun Lotion SFP15 (£5.99) Mini Bottle 100ml with advanced UVA & UVB protection is an oil free and non-greasy sun lotion formulated with Vitamins C & E and tropical fragrances that provides the skin a glowing effect whilst protecting it when tanning. Handy travel size that will fit in my handbag.
Piriton Syrup (£3.35) is an antihistamine syrup which is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies in children aged 1 year and over.
Hc45 Hydrocortisone Cream (£3.49) effectively treats itchy, irritated or inflamed skin caused by insect bites, mild to moderate eczema and contact or allergic dermatitis. This specially formulated cream has been clinically proven to alter responses to inflammatory reactions and leave your skin feeling calm and soothed.
Kwells Travel Sickness Tablets (£2.00) are something that Lucie needs as she suffers from terrible travel sickness, they are melt in the mouth tablets for prevention and relief of travel sickness.
Salcura Omega Rich Shampoo (£6.99) is a 100% safe and natural shampoo that helps to moisturise the skin and provide the skin with vital nutrients and omegas. Salcura Shampoo helps to support and soothe the scalp skin and is especially useful for dealing with dry skin and flaky skin symptoms in and around the hair line.
Imodium Capsules (£2.63) are always in my holiday bag just in case one of us eats or drinks something that can cause an upset stomach.
Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Moisture Crème (£1.19) has the most amazing scent, it reminds me of holidays. The crème is great for the hydration and nourishment of dry skin.
The Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrushes Triple Pack (£1.49) and Colgate Twister Toothbrushes (£1.49) are a must have in the holiday bag, I like to make sure I have a medium brush.
Steroplast Holiday First Aid Kit (£4.95)So often overlooked when you’re going on holiday, but so important to have close at hand, you never know when you might need it! Last year I struggled to communicate with the pharmacy staff in France who didn’t speak English making it difficult for me to get the items I needed. This pack fits easily into a case/bag and ensures you are prepared just in case any member of your family has an accident on holiday.
Green People Mint Toothpaste (£2.99) with organic peppermint & myrrh is a natural toothpaste with traditional peppermint flavour. Is a brilliant toothpaste for sensitive teeth and can be used by all the family
All of the Travel Essentials featured above can be purchased from Chemist Direct which offers a great range of products for your holidays.
What are your toiletry travel essentials?
You can see more about the products in more detail in the video below.
*Disclaimer: Chemist Direct provided me with a voucher towards the cost of the items listed above.