Natural soaps and other beauty products can be portable and convenient. Look for solid lotions, soaps with lids, and other solutions for your travels. Needing soap in a rest-stop bathroom or lotion in your car does not have to mean using products laden with alcohol.
Hartley Soap Company makes a lotion bar that can easily be tucked into your purse or backpack. It comes in a package that looks very much like a tiny deodorant, but smells and feels a lot better.
SudsNSuch makes a portable soap that reminds me of push-up ice cream. It is offered in two different formulas and a very wide range of fragrances. And refills are also available for when you run out. I carry mine around in my purse and use it all the time. Because I find the industrial soaps typically available in public restrooms to be very irritating to the skin. And because I can easily persuade my child to wash her hands with the good smelling soap.
Both the lotion stick and soap-to-go are less than three ounces. So they should be accepted in a carry-on bag without any trouble.
One word of caution. I don’t recommend opening up all of your portable soap and lotion items to smell at once, unless you intend to photograph them (as I have done). It’s too much.
I’m adding both of these items to my list of potential candidates for stocking stuffers and teacher gifts. I’ve given lip balms as stocking stuffers two years in a row – the second year by request.
Portable handmade products come in as many fragrances and formulas as their larger, paper-wrapped soap cousins. I indulged in myrrh lotion, and gardenia and tea tree soap to go.
I also noticed a large variety of portable beauty items scented and/or shaped like food. So now, I have a question for readers: Do you like spa and beauty products that look and smell like ice cream, brown sugar, and other edible treats?
That just makes me hungry.