Starling Travel

January 26, 2007

Travel Essentials: Toiletry Bag

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 4:07 pm

Lewis N Clark Unisex Hanging Toiletry Travel Kit at Amazon.comI got my toiletry bag from Target over five years ago. It doesn’t really matter which brand you get as long as the bag suits your needs. For me, I needed something that would hold all of my essentials in a size that was smaller than my old Caboodles box. For you, a Caboodles box might be perfect or even a tackle box. The important thing is that the toiletry bag is always full and ready to go. Last April, I included a packing list to help make your packing experience easier:

Many things on that list are toiletries. Now, I have a toiletry bag that holds EVERYTHING I will need like shampoo, toothbrushes and contact lens solution. Anything that I use in my daily life is in that bag. I also include some first aid items like bandages and triple anti-biotic. I even include some drugs like pain killers and anti-nausea medicines. Now, if I have to go out of town, all I need to do is pack my clothes and grab the toiletry bag. It has made packing for a trip much easier.

My toiletry bagHere is a picture of my toiletry bag and a complete list of its contents.

  • Contact lenses: cleaner, saline solution, case
  • Binder clips
  • Facial cleanser (travel size YOUR way)
  • Multi-vitamin pills
  • Calcium pills
  • Perfume
  • Hair bands
  • Mouthwash
  • Lotion
  • Anti-perspirant
  • Shampoo (in a Sprayco Soft Touch Dispenser)
  • Conditioner (in a Sprayco Soft Touch Dispenser)
  • Hairspray
  • Hair brush
  • Earplugs and Eye Mask
  • Feminine Hygiene Products: tampons, pantyliners and napkins
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Razor and blades
  • Pain relievers: ibuprofen, Excedrin, acetaminophen, and aspirin
  • Allergy medications: guaifenesin, psuedoephedrine, diphenhydramine, eye drops
  • Stomach medications: Mylanta, Alka Seltzer, Dramamine
  • First aid supplies: bandages, triple antibiotic, Benadryl cream, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Fingernail clippers, tweezers and fingernail file
  • Condoms and lubricant
  • Bar of soap (travel size)

How did I get so many things in such a small case? The travel size bottles really help, but I also have another secret. Tune in on Monday to find out!


  1. I was wondering if you could tell me the name brand of the toiletry bag? I had the same bag in the past, need another, and can’t recall it’s name to find it again. Thank you

    Comment by Josh — September 13, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

  2. I also had this same toiletry bag for 25 years and I loved it. Unfortunately, somebody stole our suitcase this weekend in New Orleans with it inside. I wonder if you could tell me the brand name I can’t recall too. Thank you.

    Comment by Miguel Briceno — January 3, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

  3. I have the same bag and the brand name is: On Tour

    Comment by Barb — June 24, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

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