The ultimate travel toiletries checklist (with printout!)

It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling to the other side of the world or the country, no matter where we go or how long for, we need to remember to pack the essentials. But that list of essentials can quickly build up and before you know it your toiletries alone can take up half your suitcase.

But they are necessary items, so it’s important to make sure that all the important bits and bobs get packed in with your clothing. Here is our ultimate toiletries checklist, and be sure to click here to print it out so you can have it handy while you’re planning your next trip.

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1. Medications

The ultimate travel toiletries checklist

If you’re bringing along any medication on your travels, be sure to remember to bring them along with the prescription label. You might be asked to throw out any loose pills that don’t have a label, so make sure you keep the packaging they come in. Here is a list of medication you might want to add to your list:

  • Prescription medication
  • Authorisation from doctor for each prescription drug
  • Pain medication
  • Cold and flu medicine
  • Diarrhoea medication

2. Showering products

The ultimate travel toiletries checklist

You might want to rely on your hotel toiletries, or take your own from home. Showering products include your body wash, moisturisers, any face wash products you usually use and your favourite soap.

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face and body wash
  • Deodorant

3. Mouth hygiene

The ultimate travel toiletries checklist - mouth hygiene

There’s nothing worse than jumping on the plain and realising that you’ve completely forgotten your toothbrush. Instead of scrambling around at your destination for a new one, check it off the list before you leave and make sure it’s in the suitcase. Here are a few other items worth adding to your toiletries checklist:

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Dental Floss
  • Denture containers
  • Denture paste

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4. First aid kit

The ultimate travel toiletries checklist - first aid kit

If you think you might cut or graze yourself at some point during your trip, then it doesn’t hurt to have a mini first aid kit packed and ready to go. Some of the items you might light to include are:

  • Band-aids
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic

5. Sun protection

The ultimate travel toiletries checklist - sun protection

No matter where you go or what the season is, it’s always a good idea to have sun protection packed in your suitcase. Don’t forget to pack some sunscreen to stop you from getting burnt while you’re away.

  • Sunscreen
  • Tinted moisturiser

Other bits and bobs:

Depending on the region you’re visiting, what type of activities you’re anticipating and your own personal needs, then you might also want to consider packing the following items, too.

  • Insect repellent
  • Comb or hairbrush
  • Washcloth/handkerchief
  • Shaving cream
  • Makeup
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Batteries for hearing aides
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Eye drops
  • Sleeping medication

Click here to download a copy of your travel toiletries checklist

Do you have any other tips for what to add to your travel toiletries checklist? Let us know in the comments section below.

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