Since I live in Denmark now, I travel quite a lot to see my family. I like to fit everything I am packing in one carry-on, so when it comes to bathroom and beauty equipment I need to keep it to the bare necessities in order to fit everything in. Luckily living the Zero Waste lifestyle has taught me how to use multi- purpose items and has given me the gift of being more organized and realistic about the things I’ll actually use when travelling. That way I am good to go wherever my journey might take me.
This is probably my most essential bathroom item. I
use it to wash my face at night, in the shower instead of body wash and
shampoo ( I find washing with soap makes my curls look extra
bouncy), instead of shaving cream and as part of my mascara recipe. I am
very picky with my soap
bars and only purchase ones that are free of sodium palmate ( palm
oil). I keep my soap in a small handkerchief as I found it the most
convenient way to transport soap without making a mess.
I love this razor! It is such a smooth shave, I no longer have ingrown
hairs and just find the overall experience of shaving much more
Deodorant: The simplest ( and to me the
most effective) deodorant recipe consist of 3 ingredients: baking soda,
coconut oil, Shea butter. I keep it in a small glass jar and usually
apply it once a day. It lasts a very long time.
I am currently trying out recipes for homemade perfume. Right now, I just use mix my favorite essential oils ( vanilla and rose) with vodka or gin and distilled water, I have gotten quite a few compliments on my perfume lately, so I suppose it works.
Body lotion/ Body oil: I make my own lotion, which I fill into small mason jars to take with me on
trips. I use it for my face, as a body lotion and also put it in my hair after
washing for more defined curls( don’t try that with straight hair
Sometimes, if I am too lazy to make my own lotion, I just mix sweet almond oil and argan oil put it in a bottle and call it a day.
White distilled vinegar:
I use this to rinse my hair, as an anti- bacterial spray, to clean.
Wooden Comb: Since my hair is very curly, I only comb my hair in the shower.
5 hairpins and 2 hair ties: Are all I need to fix my hair for every occasion.
Eyebrow pencil: I am still using up my organic eyebrow pencil that I bought 3 years ago.
Once that one is gone I will figure out a way to make it myself.
When I finished up my Dr. Hauschka mascara, I started making my own
using this recipe and quite frankly, I am in love with it. I found the
recipe on therogueginger.com, which is an amazing Zero Waste blog that
is definitely worth checking out.
I would love to know what your travel essentials are. Leave a comment or connect with me via social media @thewastedblog using #zerowaste