Multipurpose Travel Essentials to Maximize Space in Your Suitcase

Multipurpose Travel Essentials to Maximize Space in Your Suitcase

It’s that time of year again when everyone is traveling more and, while we all love a good vacation, packing is not exactly the easiest or most exciting task, but it must be done! My daughter and I are about to leave on a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to spend 10 days on a dude ranch. Packing only one suitcase for myself and a 7-year-old little girl to share for such a long trip is tough, so I always take multipurpose products and clothing that kill a few birds with one stone and free up space in the suitcase.

Travel Skincare Kits

Gone are the days of trying to fit a bunch of heavy, full-sized skincare products in my suitcase along with everything else. When it comes to packing skincare and beauty essentials, travel kits are my secret weapon for maintaining my routine while away. Emogene & Co.’s travel sets are a lifesaver and there are 3 different sets for you to choose from based on your specific skincare needs. 

These sets provide you about 5-7 days’ worth of product, depending on how much you use and how often you use it. 

Here’s what’s in the kit: 

  • Double Cleansing Set (including Fortiphy Cleansing Balm + Ritual Foaming Milk Cleanser)
  • Renew Facial Toner
  • CocoVanil Lip Conditioner (full size!)
  • Facial Oil

In addition to what is already included in the travel kit, I always pack a few extra skincare and beauty must-haves. 

  • Healer Balm: This multipurpose balm doubles as an oil cleanser and can tackle everything from dry skin to sunburns and bug bites. 
  • Glow Vitamin C Serum: Keeps my skin radiant and glowing while providing necessary antioxidant protection from environmental stressors. 
  • Prime Niacinamide Facial Serum: For ultimate hydration and skin beneficial vitamins. 
  • Refine Eye Serum: Ensures I look awake and ready for another day on the ranch. 
  • All these skincare items are TSA-approved sizes and fit perfectly in the provided travel set bag, making packing a breeze whether you’re taking a carry-on or checking a full-sized suitcase.

Style & Function 

  • Double B Boot Company Trucker Hat: I never travel without a good trucker hat. It’s perfect for those no-dry-shampoo days and this one from Double B Boot Company is a personal favorite. I’m a big fan of their company, their hats fit my head perfectly, and I always love supporting a small business. 
  • Fjallraven Hip Bag: This bag is a game-changer and there are so many things I love it. The strap is super long so it can be worn as a fanny pack or as a crossbody bag, it comes in 6 different colors (I love the gold), and it has several different pockets to store anything I need with me on-the-go. 
  • Old Navy Seamless Performance Tank Top: One piece of clothing that I want to highlight for traveling are these tank tops. These are perfect for traveling due to their versatility, plus they don’t take up much room in my suitcase. I got one in every color that I saw, and they have even more online. Everything from the material to the length and the fit is perfect for layering underneath jackets or sweaters, wearing alone, throwing on for a workout, or even wearing to bed. They’re just that comfortable.

Other Essentials

Portable Charging  Bank: This portable charger is something I refuse to travel without. I’m notorious about letting my phone die, so this is crucial when traveling. It’s small, super easy to use, and comes in a two pack so you always have a backup if needed. 

  • Sun Bum Face Stick: Next up is a good face stick sunscreen. This is my favorite for traveling, especially when I have my daughter with me because she hates cream sunscreen. This is a great option for us because it’s something we can both use, it’s mess-free, and small enough to carry in a fanny pack or pocket.
  • Healer Balm (Again!): I know I’ve already talked about the Healer Balm once in this post, but it needs another moment in the spotlight because it’s just that good. Like I said before, it’s incredibly versatile - oil cleanser, lip balm, moisturizer, sunburn and windburn reliever, bug bite soother, and more. But, if you are going to be in an area that has some gnarly mosquitoes or insects, keep reading because the next product is for you.
  • Sallye Ander No-Bite-Me Cream: This all-natural product is the perfect bug repellent and after-bite cream, particularly for mosquito and ant bites. Anytime my daughter has a mosquito bite, she is asking for this stuff. It works wonders for relieving the itchiness and discomfort that comes with insect bites.
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