These are my absolute favorite female toiletries for your carry-on packing list that I bring with me on every single trip. And best of all—they’re non-toxic so you get maximum peace of mind of vacation!
The last thing you need on vacation (and at home!) are sneaky chemicals hiding in the products you use every day that can cause all kinds of nasty skin and health problems. That’s why I’m so excited to share this list!
It’s taken me years of traveling and honing my personal hygiene/beauty routine to get here, so enjoy theses benefits sans the trial and error. You’re going to be so set, girl!
Packing List for Female Toiletries Overview
- Narway Hanging Toiletry Bag
- Morfone 16 Pack of Travel Bottles for Toiletries
- Billie Razors
- Flamingo Body Wax Kit
- Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
- Attitude Orange Leaves Body Wash
- Hevea Loop Rubber Menstrual Cup
- Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo by Shea Moisture
- KAXI Hold Everything Claw Clip
- ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
- Himalaya Botanique Tooth Paste
- Quip Electric Toothbrush
- Tom’s Wild Lavender Deodorant
How to Choose Female Toiletries for Your Carry-On Bag
When you’re planning the female toiletries for your carry-on packing list, start with the products you use on a daily basis. Think about each product you use in your bathroom in the morning and evening. The basics are toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, moisturizer, deodorant, shampoo, bar soap or body wash.
Once you’ve covered the necessities, add in the items that are unique to your hygiene and beauty routine, like makeup products. Just make sure everything is under 3.4 fluid ounces or 100 ml, or can easily be transferred into refillable toiletry bottles.
The list below includes non-toxic female toiletries that are must-haves for your trip, and life in general!
Non-Toxic Female Toiletries for Your Carry-On Packing List
1. Narway Hanging Toiletry Bag
Getting a toiletry bag with a hook is a game-changer, especially when you’re staying in hostels that may not have the cleanest bathroom surfaces. Instead of laying your toiletry bag on a dirty surface, you just hang your bag on a towel hook or shower curtain rod and all your female toiletries are easily accessible.
I’ve tried four toiletry bags in the last four years and the Narway Hanging Toiletry Bag is my favorite. I like it because it’s compact and it has a pocket for liquid toiletries, a pocket for makeup and jewelry, and small pockets for any other toiletries you need for your carry-on only vacation! Plus, the blue leaf print is so stylish.
2. Carry-On Size Refillable Bottles & Jars
I love the Morfone 16 Pack of Travel Bottles for Toiletries because it comes with leak-proof silicone tubes and small jars. The tubes are great for anything from shampoo and sunscreen to body wash and body lotion. And I love using the small jars for those products that you’d say “a little goes a long way” about, like quality face moisturizer and face wash.
Usually, my toiletry bag is made up of a few of these refillable bottles mixed with a few travel-size products that I can easily find at the store.
3. Bille Razor
Billie Razors aren’t totally non-toxic, but they are probably the cleanest razor on the market with a moisture strip. Plus, I LOVE the colors and you get a sweet magnetic holder. But if you’re committed to non-toxic shaving, Crazors Disposable Razors are a great option for carry-on travel. Just make sure you have a good soap or shaving cream because there’s no moisture strip. Or if waxing is more your style…
4. Flamingo Body Wax Kit
If you prefer waxing but aren’t sure about finding a good spa during your travels, pack a few Flamingo wax strips!
My underarms are super sensitive and I always get bumps from shaving—but not from waxing! I’ve been using Flamingo Body Wax Kit to wax my underarms at home for about a year now and it’s truly amazing.
This one box lasted me almost a year because I only use it for underarms by cutting the big strips into four little strips. I love Flamingo because it’s non-toxic, way cheaper and more convenient than going to a wax place. And it works!
5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
I’m normally not a fan of the CVS “dermatologist recommended!” brands but the new formula for Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has been an actual life-changer for me! The brand recently reformulated this specific face wash and removed all the junk chemicals. Now, it scores 100 on the Yuka app!
I have struggled with redness and rosacea for years and along with a TON of diet and lifestyle changes, switching to this from Clinique Foaming Facewash (tons of chemicals) has given my skin new life.
Plus, it’s so affordable, and you can pick it up on Amazon or practically any drugstore chain like CVS or Walgreens. Just make sure to get the Gentle Skin Cleanser version because the other ones aren’t clean ingredients. You can find travel-size bottle of it too, but I recommend getting a big bottle from home and just filling up a small refillable jar to put in your toiletry bag.
6. Attitude Body Wash
Attitude Orange Leaves Body Wash is the perfect non-toxic body wash for travel. It scores 93 out of 100 on Yuka, lathers well and smells oh so fresh. Just fill up a bottle or tube from your refillable toiletries set and you’ll smell like fresh oranges your whole trip!
7. Hevea Loop Rubber Menstrual Cup
If you’re traveling over your “time of the month”, a menstrual cup is a life saver! Not only does it give you leak protection for up to 12 hours, it’s also way better for the planet (no more tampons in landfills!), cheaper for you and way healthier for you than tampons. Most tampons are made of bleached cotton treated with herbicides that should definitely not go in your body, and even the organic brands can still cause toxic shock syndrome.
Menstrual cups, on the other hand, are an amazing, effective alternative to tampons and it’s much less likely to cause toxic shock syndrome, according to the studies on it. There are tons of menstrual cups on the market, but I’d go for the Hevea Loop Rubber Menstrual Cup because it’s super soft and easy to use, and made of biodegradable rubber! Almost all the other cups out there are made of medical-grade silicone which is considered safe, but there is still a possibility of leaching, especially after longer periods of use.
8. Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
My go-to shampoo is Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo by Shea Moisture and it gets a 93 on Yuka rather than 100 simply for added fragrance! I haven’t tried the conditioner because I rarely use conditioner, but it also gets a 93 rating. This shampoo makes my hair feel so clean and shiny without weighing it down, and it makes me smell like the tropical beach girl I am in my mind. You can usually find this one in travel size at stores like Target or you can get the home-sized bottle and fill up one of your refillable toiletry bottles!
Attitude Shampoo is the next one I’m going to try. It ranks 100 on Yuka (so rare!) and has excellent reviews. It’s also more appropriate for all hair types, so you may want to give this one a try if you don’t have thick, curly hair.
9. Female Toiletry Favorite: KAXI Hold Everything Hair Claw Clip
This beautiful claw clip is a must-have for your female toiletries packing list because it holds ANY hair—doesn’t matter how thick or thin! AND you can comfortably lean back without it cracking or digging into your head. You’ll be able to twist your hair up in seconds and look amazing as you explore the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland or go for a sunset cocktail on your first solo trip!
10. ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara
It’s so important to know what’s going on and in your body, but especially so when it comes to your eyes! I try to go without makeup on my skin as much as possible, so ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara is the #1 way I dress up my face, so to speak. It goes on nicely and makes your lashes so big, not to mention it’s made with the least toxic ingredients.
11. Himalaya Botanique Tooth Paste
I’ve tried tons of different natural toothpastes and while they all work fine, they’re not all created equal taste and texture-wise. Of all the brands I’ve tried, Himalaya Botanique Tooth Paste is the best non-toxic natural toothpaste and it actually makes your breath smell minty. Plus, the purchase link goes right to a page with 10 travel size tubes so you’ll be set for at least 10 trips!
It is so important to go with a non-toxic toothpaste because all the major toothpaste brands (and our drinking water), contain fluoride. Fluoride is a neurotoxin that’s considered toxic to your brain at ANY level, so you definitely want to steer clear of it!
12. Quip Electric Toothbrush
Quip Electric Toothbrush is the ultimate travel toothbrush. It lasts for approximately three months on just one AAA battery, meaning you get the benefits of electric brushing with no wires or bulky chargers! It has a two-minute brush timer, soft bristle head and tongue scraper. Plus, it’s compact with a built-in travel cover! What’s not to love?!
13. Tom’s Wild Lavender Deodorant
When it comes to living a non-toxic lifestyle (at least as much as possible), it seems like deodorant is the first product many people swap. And when you swap from a normal deodorant to a more natural one you realize that…they definitely don’t work the same. Enter Tom’s Wild Lavender Deodorant, one of the few non-toxic options that actually works, on top of smelling heavenly. Do your body a favor and try it out on your next trip!
Female Toiletries for Carry On Bag FAQ
What Toiletries Can I Bring on the Plane?
According to TSA, you can bring liquids, gels and aerosols that are under 3.4 ounces or 100ml in size each. Shaving razors are fine as well as long as they are not a safety razor or any kind of razor with a blade that can be taken out of the razor.
You can also bring nail tools like nail clippers, files, etc, but that is specifically for US travel. Certain countries abroad will not allow you to bring metal nail care tools so keep that in mind if you’re traveling to a foreign country and love your clippers.
And the one that always stumps female travelers: tweezers. Fortunately, tweezers are totally fine to bring in a carry-on bag.
What Size Toiletries Can You Bring on a Plane?
Liquid, gel and aerosol female toiletries need to be no bigger than 3.4 ounces or 100ml in size. The actual size of the bottle, tube or can must be that size, it can’t be a half empty bottle with under 100ml of liquid in it.
How Many Toiletries in Carry On Luggage?
All of your liquid, gel and aerosol toiletries should fit in a quart size ziplock bag, per TSA requirements. I travel frequently and I don’t think I’ve ever had to prove all my liquid toiletries fit in a quart-size bag. I typically just put them all in the bottom pocket of my Narway Hanging Toiletry Bag.
If you want to be extra careful of avoiding a hassle, just put all your female toiletries in a quart-size bag and place that in your toiletry bag before flying.
I hope this list majorly shortened your search for non-toxic products that actually work!
It takes a lot of time and energy to figure out which products are actually non-toxic because so many awful products have “paraben, SLS, sulfate free” on them.
In reality, the company just replaced those with equally harmful chemicals or didn’t mention the less popular toxic chemicals.
Do you know of any amazing non-toxic products? Or do you have any must-pack female toiletries I left out? Let me know in the comment section!