Going through airport security is a breeze with these travel size toiletries.
When it comes to packing shampoo, body wash, toothpaste and any other necessary toiletries, the bottles of products that you keep at home may be way too large to get through airport security if you plan on keeping it in your carry-on suitcase.
Don’t worry – a lot of your favorite toiletries are also available in travel friendly and TSA compliant bottles and sizes so you don’t even need to create extra work and transfer your big containers into smaller ones.
- What makes toiletries ‘travel size’?
- Travel Size Toiletries Essentials
- Other Travel Size Toiletries
- Where else can I buy travel size toiletries?
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What makes toiletries ‘travel size’?
We’ll consider travel size and travel friendly items as those that fit under TSA’s Liquids Rule. For carry-on bags, this rule states that you are allowed to bring any travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces or below and the products must all fit into a clear quart-sized bag. And for checked bags, you are allowed to bring containers that are larger than 3.4 ounces and as many as you’d like. If you follow these rules, you should be able to get through airport security without issues.
However, if you’re ever unsure about what you can or can’t bring through airport security, tweet @AskTSA, TSA’s official Twitter account with a picture or any questions you may have. They’re pretty responsive.
Travel Size Toiletries Essentials
From shampoos and conditioners to dental products, these are all travel sized that you can bring right through airport security in your carry-on suitcase.
Travel Size Shampoos, Conditioners and Sets
We found some best-selling shampoos and conditioners from well known brands that make their formulas in travel size containers. Some come in sets too so you can just make one purchase for both shampoo and conditioner.
Head and Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Keep your hair free of dandruff even while you travel as you take along a bottle of the classic anti-dandruff shampoo, Head and Shoulders. It comes in convenient TSA approved bottles in their signature Classic Clean scent.
Size: 3 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Head and Shoulders Shampoo on Amazon here
Dove Men+Care 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner
A daily use shampoo, this Dove Men+Care product is two in one – a shampoo and conditioner, so you don’t need to bring two different bottles. Just take one TSA friendly sized bottle of this shampoo and conditioner combo.
Size: 3 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Dove Men+Care Shampoo and Conditioner on Amazon here
Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner
Combine the above Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal shampoo with this conditioner, also from Pantene. Both are in bottles small enough that you can bring them in your carry-on.
Size: 3.38 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Pantene Daily Conditioner on Amazon here
Sun Bum Revitalizing 3 in 1 Leave In Hair Conditioner
This leave in conditioner from Sun Bum comes in travel size spray on bottles suitable for everyone to keep hair smooth and shiny. It’s made with coconut oil, sunflower seed oil and all vegan ingredients.
Size: 1.5 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Sun Bum Conditioner on Amazon here
Luseta Color Brightening Purple Shampoo and Conditioner Set
This set of shampoo and conditioner from Luseta is beneficial for those with blonde or grey hair as it eliminates brassy and yellow tones in blonde hair.
Size: 1.01 fluid ounce per bottle (Set of 1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner)
Get Luseta Shampoo and Conditioner on Amazon here
TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner
If you’re a regular user of TRESemme’s Moisture Rich shampoo and or conditioner, there’s conveniently a travel size version of both in a set.
Size: 3 fluid ounce per bottle (3 Shampoos and 3 Conditioners)
Get TRESemme Shampoo and Conditioner on Amazon here
Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
Refill your travel size with the full size version. This set from Garnier comes with a full size (12 fluid ounce) and accompanying travel size (3 fluid ounce) version of both the shampoo and conditioner.
Size: 3 fluid ounce per bottle (1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner), plus non travel size 12 fluid ounce each bottle (1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner)
Get Garnier Hair Care on Amazon here
Ogx Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner
A travel size version of Ogx’s Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco shampoo and conditioner. The formulas contain argan oil from Morocco to keep hair silky.
Size: 3 fluid ounce per bottle (1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner)
Get Ogx shampoo and conditioner on Amazon here
Travel Size Body Wash & Soap
If your trip includes traveling from destination to destination instead of staying in one place, bringing a bar of soap might not be easy to travel with. Instead, here are some body washes that can travel with you in your carry-on suitcase.
Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash
A classic body wash from Olay, this moisturizing body wash leaves your skin feeling soft while you travel. This comes in a pack of three so you can give one to your travel companions or save it for another trip.
Size: 3 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash on Amazon here
Softsoap Juicy Pomegranate And Mango Infusions Body Wash
The hand soap brand with a variety of scents and fragrances, Softsoap also has a line of body wash, including a juicy pomegranate and mango combination that you can take with you on the go in one of their travel friendly 2 fluid ounce bottles.
Size: 2 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Softsoap body wash on Amazon here
Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel
A top selling shower and bath gel from Neutrogena is available in travel sized bottles – just keep in mind these are about a third of the size of a lot of the other shower gels listed here, but might be one to choose if you want something really compact and tiny.
Size: 1 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Neutrogena shower gel on Amazon here
Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel
Treat yourself to a luxury body wash while you travel. Found in high end department stores, luxury hotels and stand alone stores, Molton Brown blends bath and body products and fragrances in England. This set of eight one fluid ounce bottles are a great way to discover different scents that Molton Brown offers.
Size: 1.7 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 10)
Get Molton Brown shower gels on Amazon here
Bvlgari Au The Blanc (White Tea) Shampoo and Shower Gel
Another shower gel to treat yourself with, this Au The Blanc scented shower gel from Bvlgari is the same scent used for their eau de cologne reminiscent of rare white Himalayan tea for both men and women.
Size: 2.5 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Bvlgari shower gel on Amazon here
Travel Size Body Lotion/Hand Cream
There’s nothing worse than having dry skin while traveling. These travel size body lotions and hand creams of various scents and features will do the trick.
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Lotion
This coconut oil body lotion from Palmer’s is made with raw, natural coconut oil and enriched with vitamin E. Each of their lotions are made with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients that you can take with you in 1.7 fluid ounce bottles.
Size: 1.7 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 3)
Get Palmer’s body lotion on Amazon here
Jergens Ultra Healing Dry Skin Moisturizer
For a bulk size travel lotion, this pack from Jergens contains 24 tubes. Put one or two in your bag, give it to each of your travel companions and save a few for future trips.
Size: 1 fluid ounce per tube (Pack of 24)
Get Jergens lotion in bulk on Amazon here
NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
New environments while traveling can make your skin look tired and feel dry. So keep your skin hydrated by taking a bottle of NIVEA’s Essentially Enriched lotion, suitable for dry to very dry skin.
Size: 2.5 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 6)
Get NIVEA lotion on Amazon here
NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Crème
Bringing one thing that has multiple purposes is best for traveling light. And this Soft Moisturizing Crème serves a few purposes. It’s a lotion for the face, body and hands with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E.
Size: 2.6 fluid ounce per tube (Pack of 3)
Get NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Crème on Amazon here
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
For a luxury option, this Shea Butter Hand Cream from L’Occitane is enriched with 20% organic Shea Butter and blended with honey, almond extracts and coconut oil for softening and nourishing hands.
Size: 1 fluid ounce tube (Pack of 1)
Get L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream on Amazon here
Travel Size Deodorant
Stay and smell fresh while traveling with a few swipes of deodorant before starting the day. These are travel size ones – a few for men and a few for women.
Secret Freshies On The Go Antiperspirant Deodorant
Deodorants are typically packaged in a standard sort of rectangular twist up container with a cap. This is not your standard deodorant. Secret Freshies are spherical, where you can easily twist the cap off, glide on, then toss it back into your bag.
Size: 0.5 ounce each (Pack of 3)
Get Secret Freshies Antiperspirant Deodorant on Amazon here
Secret Invisible Solid Outlast Antiperspirant Deodorant
If you prefer a standard deodorant packaging, this travel size deodorant also from Secret is a fraction of the size of a regular deodorant, making it easy to travel with.
Size: 0.5 ounce each (Pack of 3)
Get Secret Invisible Solid Deodorant on Amazon here
Old Spice Swagger Red Zone Antiperspirant and Deodorant
An aluminum free deodorant with a lime and cedarwood scent, this Swagger Deodorant is from Old Spice, known for their male personal care and grooming products for facial hair.
Size: 0.5 oz each (Pack of 3)
Get Old Spice Swagger deodorant on Amazon here
Tom’s of Maine For Men Deodorant
Known for their line of oral care, Tom’s of Maine also makes deodorant, including this 24 hour odor protection deodorant. It’s aluminum free and the company meets standards for social and environmental performance.
Size: 2.25 oz each (Pack of 3)
Get Tom’s of Maine For Men deodorant on Amazon here
Travel Size Toothpaste, Floss and Toothbrushes
You’ll need to brush your teeth and floss every day while you travel, so here are a few travel friendly toothpastes, flosses and toothbrushes.
Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste
A classic from Tom’s of Maine, this peppermint flavored toothpaste is fluoride-free with antiplaque and whitening features. It has no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and is not tested on animals.
Size: 1 oz each (Pack of 6)
Get Tom’s of Maine toothpaste on Amazon here
Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
Colgate’s Optic White Express toothpaste helps whiten teeth (apparently showing results of four shades visibly whiter teeth after brushing twice daily for 6 weeks). So keep brushing even while you’re traveling with this travel friendly size version of the toothpaste.
Size: 3 oz each (Pack of 3)
Get Colgate Optic White toothpaste on Amazon here
Plackers Micro Mint Dental Floss Picks with Travel Case
If you prefer picks, these floss picks from Plackers come in a convenient travel case. There’s a light mint taste for freshness and to lessen the risk of getting hurt from the sharp toothpick, the end of the pick will need to be folded out before use.
Size: 1 Pack of 12
Get Plackers Micro Mint Dental Floss Picks with Travel Case on Amazon here
Other Travel Size Toiletries
Some of these items might be necessary depending on the type of trip you are taking.
From packets, regular creams to sticks, these sunscreens come in various forms, but are all travel ready.
Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport Performance
Keep your skin protected from the sun while traveling with these Banana Boat sunscreen one fluid ounce tubes. It features SPF 30, broad UVA and UVB protection and is water resistant for sport performance.
Size: 1 fluid ounce tubes (Pack of 4)
Get Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport Performance on Amazon here
Do your best to stay away from germs by sanitizing your hands frequently while traveling. These are all travel friendly, some with extra features to make sanitizing more fun.
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals and Refreshing Gel
Use hand sanitizer to kill germs while traveling. These hand sanitizers from Purell are fitted in jelly wrap carriers so you can clip them onto your bag or suitcase.
Size: 1 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 8)
Get Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer on Amazon here
Purell Singles Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel
If you prefer individual single use packets of hand sanitizer, Purell has these singles hand sanitizer packets. Bend the packet and apply to hands for a quick clean. It’s great for travel since it won’t leak.
Size: 0.04 fluid ounce per packet (Pack of 4, 24 per pack, 96 total)
Get PURELL Singles Advanced Hand Sanitizer Gel on Amazon here
Kinia Kids Hand Sanitizer Keychains
Kids might want to have a fun decoration for their bags while they travel. These Kinia hand sanitizer keychains will not only be a fun addition to a kid’s bag, but also holds hand sanitizer to keep them germ free while traveling.
Size: 1 fluid ounce bottles (Pack of 8)
Get Kinia Kids Hand Sanitizer Keychains on Amazon here
Bath & Body Works – ‘Fresh Picks’ Hand Sanitizer
For fun scents like peach bellini, cucumber melon and black cherry merlot, these hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works come in travel friendly one fluid ounce bottles.
Size: 1 fluid ounce per bottle (Pack of 5)
Get Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer on Amazon here
Don’t forget to pack some shaving cream, all in travel friendly tubes and even one bar.
According to TSA’s website, you are allowed to bring disposable razors in your carry-on bag. They’ve just noted that it should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors. As always, if you have any doubts, reach out to TSA via Twitter and see if they can answer your specific questions.
If mouthwash is part of your dental care routine, take a travel size one.
Listerine Ready! Tabs Chewable Tablets
Instead of a liquid mouthwash, try Listerine Ready! These are chewable tablets that are meant to be chewed, swished in your mouth like regular liquid mouthwash, then swallowed. It’s convenient without having to worry about taking an extra liquid in your carry on.
Size: 7 packs of 8 (56 total)
Get Listerine tablets on Amazon here
Going on an outdoor adventure? Pack insect repellent in your favorite form from towelettes to sprays.
OFF! Botanicals Insect Repellent Iv
For a spray on also from OFF! this is a spray made from a plant-based formula that’s deet free and repels against black flies, gnats, mosquitoes and more in a carry on friendly spray bottle.
Size: 2 fluid ounce (Pack of 1)
Get OFF! Botanicals Insect Repellent Iv on Amazon here
Cutter Skinsations Insect Repellent Pen-Size Pump
This is a spray on insect repellent in a pen-size pump that’s pocket size from Cutter. It is a DEET formula with a fresh scent and containing aloe and Vitamin E.
Size: 0.475 fluid ounce (Pack of 1)
Get Cutter Skinsations Insect Repellent on Amazon here
You may need to take some medicine as just in case items. Or you may need to bring your own specific medicines or vitamins, so we’ve included a case just for traveling.
Portable Pill Case
If you require specific medicines or vitamins, use a to go case that can separate each of your medicines or vitamins. This case has seven compartments – one for each day of the week and comes with labels so you can organize the pills.
Size: Pack of 2 cases
Get a portable pill case on Amazon here
Contact Lens Solution
For contact lens wearers, don’t forget to pack contact lens solution.
Opti-Free Puremoist Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution
A contact lens solution from Opti-Free provides all-day comfort and disinfects soft contact lenses and gets rid of microorganisms that may cause eye infections.
Size: 2 fluid ounce bottle (Pack of 1)
Get Opti-Free contact lens solution on Amazon here
Refillable Perfume & Cologne Fine Mist Atomizers
Bring your favorite perfume or cologne with you wherever you go. This kit includes a pipette so you can easily transfer the scent into the atomizer that is leak proof and sprays into a mist, and includes four different colors so you’re not limited to bringing just one of your favorite scents.
Size: Can hold 5 ml (Pack of 4 containers)
Get refillable perfume and cologne mists on Amazon here
Sephora has a section of travel size and mini makeup from your favorite brands. The Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara set comes with one full size mascara, a mini mascara and a travel friendly eye makeup remover in a 0.5 fluid ounce bottle. Or find a mini blush and balm set from NARS.
Where else can I buy travel size toiletries?
Other than all these products that you can conveniently purchase through Amazon and shipped directly to your home, you can also check your local drug store or pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens especially if you need it right away.
The airport may also have some travel size toiletries for sale (though probably with a limited selection and a higher price).