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Clean Your Dopp Kit: 10 Travel Toiletries Made With Clean Ingredients

by Berit Baugher

Lather up with a single use, three-ingredient cleansing tablet. Photo courtesy of Feather & Bone.

With spring just around the corner, we’re channeling the lessons of Japanese decluttering-pro Marie Kondo and taking a closer look at the toiletries we keep in our dopp kits. Instead of the usual drugstore fare, we’re upgrading to travel-sized goods from our favorite clean beauty companies. From shampoo and conditioner, to face oil and lip balm, the small indie beauty brands we can’t get enough of at home are now making their products travel friendly.

With no liquid to spill, the three-ingredient single-use tablet facial cleanser is extra great because it won't take up any space in your bag. Made with all natural starch, Fuller's earth, and sandalwood, the tablets easily dissolve into a silky paste when water is added. (60 tablets for $15)

True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

Stock up on the new travel-size hair and body products from good-for-you beauty line True Botanicals. Lightly scented, the antioxidant-rich shampoo and conditioner are synthetic free, with natural ingredients like green tea oil and aloe extract to leave dirty travel hair feeling fresh and clean. ($11 each)

Recipe for Men Super Smooth Lip Balm

Designed by a couple of Swedish skiers, the high-performance lip treatment uses vitamin E, shea butter, and an ingredient derived from the chamomile plant to reduce dry airplane lips. ($11.50)

Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes

Tuck a few natural bamboo face wipes in your dopp kit or purse for a quick way to cleanse skin in the airport bathroom. Scented with orange, fir, and lavender, the pocket-sized wipes also hydrate dry skin. ($24 for 20 wipes)

Lush Boom! Toothy Tabs

Ditch the tube for a space-saving solid toothpaste alternative that doesn’t have preservatives. Detoxifying ingredients like powdered charcoal and gunpowder tea whiten teeth and freshen breath. ($10)

Schmidt’s Bergamot + Lime Travel Deodorant

While on the go, a mini version of the all-natural citrus-scented deodorant stick will do the trick. ($5)

Lulu Organics Travel Size Hair Powder

When the blow dryer and flat iron won't fit in your suitcase (or you simply don't have time to style your hair), a dime-sized amount of the jasmine-scented magic powder will save you from a bad hair day. ($12)

S.W. Basics Mini Body Scrub

Made with organic sugar, virgin coconut oil, and shredded coconut, this miniaturized version of the all-natural body scrub will help you keep up your beauty routine. ($56)

Milk Makeup Micellar Water Remover Wipes

Gently cleanse and remove make-up pre-flight with the individually wrapped, biodegradable wipes. Non-ionic micellar action removes makeup and dirt while chamomile, green tea, coconut, cucumber, papaya, and aloe vera extracts calm skin. ($14)

Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil Roller

Named for its gorgeous deep blue color, the all-natural facial oil contains blue tansy (a.k.a. Moroccan blue chamomile) and a component called azulene that helps reduce redness and adds moisture to parched skin. ($26)


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