The term “packing lightly” is not one you would find in my personal dictionary, so ever since the TSA incorporated their 3-1-1 rule limiting the amount of carry-on liquids you can bring on the plane , it’s been a little tough to pack in all of my cosmetic necessities—especially since most of them don’t come in 3.4 ounce TSA-approved sizes.
I’m pretty particular about the products I use, and since hotel shampoos just don’t cut it, I’ve been on the search for top-notch items for my carry-on.
Here are some of my go-to sources for travel-size carry-on liquids:
- Target stores have an aisle dedicated to travel-size products, and you’ll be able to find just about everything you’ll need for your vacation. You’ll find sunscreen, hand sanitizer, lotion, hair and skin products, and more—they even have contact lens solution. And the best part: everything is less than $2, so you won’t break the bank.
- Another option for travel-size necessities: TravelProducts.com. Not only do they have a great selection of travel-size toiletries, but they also offer a variety of travel products, including luggage locks, adapters, and even maps. I especially love the Deluxe 1 Quart TSA Compliant Bottle Set, complete with 4, 3-ounce bottles, small pill organizer, a package of single-use soap sheets, and a clear, TSA-compliant, 1-quart carrying pouch. This allows you to bring along your favorite toiletries without having to find them in the appropriate size.
- Minimus.biz is another great resource for familiar brands of shampoos, lotions, face scrubs, and more. Herbal Essences, aussie, St. Ives, and Dove are just a few of the brands you’ll find on this helpful site. They also offer travel-size games, cosmetics, and snacks, including gluten-free goodies.
- If you’re willing to splurge, try 3floz.com. This site offers TSA-friendly products by top brands, including Ted Gibson, Pangea Organics, and First Aid Beauty. You’ll find everything from shampoo and lotion to lip balm and facial cleansers. I love the Archipelago Botanicals Pomegranate Lotion—great hydration, nice scent, and only 1.7 fluid ounces. Perfect for my carry-on.
Where do you go to find travel-size toiletries, cosmetics and other carry-on liquids?