12 Natural Travel-Sized Beauty Products To Bring On Your Next Summer Trip

These natural beauty products are useful, pretty, and travel-sized.

July 7, 2017
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Although organic products are more available than ever, they’re still not exactly filling the expanse of drugstore shelves. And finding travel-sized options can be even more of a challenge.

But it’s worth it to make the change to all-organic products, even while traveling. Plenty of natural products have ingredients that hold major health boosts—honey, mint, activated charcoal, just to name a few. If the ingredients make contact with your skin, it’s best to shield yourself from as many chemicals as possible. Since body lotion stays on skin the longest, it’s important to consider what it’s made of before applying. And there are plenty of other benefits that make a convincing case for making the switch. (Here are the 6 most important beauty products to buy organic.)

We also live in a time when traveling is more stressful than ever. News headlines create anxious travelers, gas prices are unpredictable, and summer travel can be especially expensive. 

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Whether you’re traveling to an organic bed and breakfast, a treehouse or a campground, these products will take you far—they’re natural, they smell great, and they even meet TSA requirements.

Here are 12 of our favorite travel essentials. 

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Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash

Reminiscent of a salt-in-the-air day at the beach, this face wash is not only beautifully packaged but works up an impressive ocean-scented lather. Unsurprisingly, coastal ingredients like coconut water and sea vegetables figure prominently. Best of all? Pacifica products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

Try it: $3.99 at Target.com

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LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant

With the talk of the health risks associated with aluminum-laden deodorants, many companies are presenting natural alternatives. LAVANILA offers a “healthy” travel-sized deodorant free of aluminum and parabens in vanilla-based scents like Vanilla Coconut and Fresh Vanilla Lemon.

Try it: $8 at Sephora.com

Related: Best Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

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SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Brightening Body Lotion

Who doesn’t want her skin to be brighter and more radiant on vacation? Apply this brightening lotion and don’t shy away from those shorts and sleeveless tops. This lotion has tropical ingredients including coconut oil and hibiscus flowers, as well as an unexpected add-in: songyi mushrooms, a natural skin brightener.

Try it: $3.99 at Target.com

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Jason Sea Fresh Travel Size Toothpaste

As one of the pioneers of the natural-product movement, Jason has a toothpaste that goes beyond basic peppermint. Instead, this trial-sized toothpaste contains blue green algae in an invigorating “Deep Sea Spearmint” flavor.

Try it: $2.84 at Amazon.com

Related: 7 Natural Toothpastes That Work Just As Well As The Stuff With Chemicals

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Seanik Shampoo Bar

Leave the liquid at home, and instead, travel with a shampoo bar. This particular bar is vegan and has sea salt and Irish moss that gives volume and waves to locks, providing that perfect, just-emerged-from-the-ocean look.

Try it: $22 at Amazon.com; $11.95 at LushUSA.com

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COOLA Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30

Hiking, swimming, laying in a hammock—all outdoor summer activities that will likely increase your sun exposure, which is ideal for your vitamin D intake. But you still need to protect yourself from those pesky UV rays, and that’s where Coola’s beloved sunscreen comes in. Instead of smelling like chemicals, this sunscreen has a Tropical Coconut scent.

Try it: $20 at Sephora.com

Related: This Is The Best-Selling Facial Sunscreen On Amazon—And It’s Totally Nontoxic

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Travel After Sun Mist

OK, so you didn’t religiously apply sunscreen around the clock during your day in the sun. Don’t worry—no one’s perfect. If you’re nursing a sunburn, turn to this soothing After Sun Mist created by cult brand Herbivore Botanicals. Your burn doesn’t stand a chance against the aloe, mint and lavender ingredients.

Try it: $12 at herbivorebotanicals.com

Related: 12 Natural Cures For Scorching Sunburns

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Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder

Who wants to dry her hair every day during a vacation? Or perhaps you’re staying at a campground where there isn’t an outlet in sight. Instead, rely on dry shampoo to get through to your next wash, like this powder that has natural ingredients like kaolin clay and bamboo extract.

Try it: $12 at shop.oneloveorganics.com

sephora anchor balm
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Captain Blankenship Anchor Balm

Balms were made for vacationing. They work double, triple and even quadruple-time to alleviate beauty issues like dry lips, cracked heels and rough cuticles. This balm, which smells a lot like a summer garden, is gluten-free. 

Try it: $20 at Sephora.com

Related: Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm

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Coconut + Mint Cooling Mineral Mist

After a long, hot day, there are few things as refreshing as spritzing on a cooling mist, and this one smells like a vacation in a bottle. Zingy mint mingles with the beachy scent of coconut as it freshens and nourishes skin.

Try it: $10 at littlebarnapothecary.com

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Carols Daughter Hair Milk Original Leave-In Moisturizer

Even though the air might be thick with humidity, your hair, just like your skin, needs moisture. This leave-in moisturizer will prevent frizz against that humidity and boost softness for curly and wavy-textured hair.

Try it: $2.99 at Target.com

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Kopari Coconut Melt

Coconut oil has become a beloved all-natural beauty product, touted for combatting dryness, dullness and tough-to-remove makeup. Bring it along with you on vacation and let it melt into your skin. 

Try it: $18 at Sephora.com