6 Toiletry Kits for Every Type of Traveller —

Dopp it like it’s hot with 29 essential travel minis.

Luxury travel kit

Luxury Loot

Treat yo’self with over–the–top goods and gadgets.

  1. THE KIT Designed by WANT Les Essentiels to carry Air Canada’s Signature Class amenities, this vegan–leather pouch doubles as a clutch thanks to its clever hand strap. Available to passengers in Air Canada Signature Class

  2. TRAVEL RAZOR Cut it close with the double–edge Merkur 46C 3–Piece Travel Razor that comes apart and packs away in a sleek leather case. $96, fendrihan.com

  3. FACIAL ROLLER Inflight masking is a thing, but what about facial rolling? Go for it, with this Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller that will make you feel very fancy mid–flight. $45, herbivorebotanicals.com

  4. PERFUME POWDER Cedarwood and lemon–infused micro–fine powder (no leaks!) and a retractable application brush make Byredo Bal d’Afrique Kabuki Perfume the travel–friendliest fragrance ever. $85, holtrenfrew.com

  5. SONIC TOOTHBRUSH The futuristic–looking Foreo Issa Hybrid combines silicone bristles that are gentle on gums, and polymer ones for that deep clean. $229, beautyboutique.ca

  6. FACE OIL Eleven essential oils, including jasmine and neroli, make up this Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil that will give you that vacation glow 24/7. $248, geebeauty.ca

May 03, 2018
Budget travel kit

Budget–Friendly Favourites

Stock up on cheap minis that work like pricey products.

  1. THE KIT The Baggu Carry All Pouch is made of durable nylon, so you can throw it in the washing machine after it’s survived a multiday trek (we can’t say the same for you). $18, easytigergoods.com

  2. DAILY HYDRATOR The Ordinary 100% Plant–Derived Squalane hydrates like a serum that costs five times its price (and works on your hair, too). $8, theordinary.com

  3. LIP BALM Your lips will love Crawford Street Lip Balm’s almond oil– and hempseed–rich formula, and your nose will adore the lime–bergamot scent. $6, crawfordskincare.com

  4. DRY SHAMPOO Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical is a fruity–scented spin on their original formula, which refreshes third– and fourth–day hair like no other. $5, batistehair.com

  5. REFILLABLE BOTTLES Squeeze your full–size shampoos and creams into Humangear GoToob+ silicone bottles____ instead of routinely buying travel minis (spend saved money on in–flight chardonnay). $29, mec.ca

  6. FACE WIPES Freshen up anywhere – in your middle seat, at a music festival – with Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes, made from repurposed cotton. $10, burtsbees.ca

Kids travel kit

Kids’ Kit

Lighten your load when they tote their own.

  1. THE KIT There’s a different colour of the Herschel Chapter Travel Kit Carry–On for every kid in your clan (and you, too). Bonus: The lining is waterproof. $30, herschel.ca

  2. ORGANIC SOAP After a long travel day, turn bath time into chill time with Dr. Bronner’s 18–in–1 Hemp Pure–Castile Soap in lavender or unscented. $6, well.ca

  3. NATURAL WIPES Whip out these biodegradable Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Cloths for a citrus–scented solution to sticky hands and faces. $16, kaianaturals.com

  4. OWL BANDAGES We can’t guarantee these Gamago Bandages won’t be used as stickers, but when cuts and scrapes happen, they may help in more ways than one. $7, mrstiggywinkles.ca

  5. TOOTHBRUSH PROTECTORS Convince reluctant kiddos to brush with a friendly fox or hedgehog. The Kikkerland Toothbrush Holders also come in bears, ladybugs, whales and owls. $4, kikkerland.com

Multitasker travel kit


Streamline your kit with items that pull double (or triple) duty.

  1. THE KIT The vertical format of this leather and wool Hardgraft Refresh Dopp Kit means your products stand upright. How civilized. €225, hardgraft.com

  2. NON–AEROSOL DRY SHAMPOO Add oomph to your ’do while absorbing oil (thanks, tapioca starch) with Verb Dry Shampoo, which will come in handy on your next glamping trip. $18, sephora.com

  3. NAIL CLIPPER Clip and file, of course, but you can also use this carry–on–friendly gold–plated Hay Nail Clipper to snip off tags and open packaging on the fly. $16, themodernshop.ca

  4. MULTIPURPOSE OIL 8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil tames hair, soothes sunburned skin, acts as a makeup primer – it just can’t apply itself. $88, 8facesbeauty.com

  5. 3–IN–1 WASH Give your jet–lagged bod a jolt with Kiehl’s Body Fuel, a menthol– and caffeine–infused face, body and hair wash. $15, kiehls.ca

  6. FACE STICK Can coconut oil really do everything? Almost: In this Rituels 3–in–1 Stick it triples as shaving cream, aftershave and moisturizer. $32, rituels.ca

Active travel kit

Active Add–Ons

Embrace a life of athleisure with these sporty picks.

  1. THE KIT Kick your organization skills up a notch: Keep your sporty essentials in one compartment of the Lululemon Mainstay Dopp Kit 5L and use the other for your every–day toiletries. $48, lululemon.com

  2. SUNSCREEN STICK This Bare Republic Mineral Sports SPF 50 Stick is water–resistant (read: won’t sweat off), easy to apply on the go, and it moisturizes, all with a coconut–vanilla scent. $16, well.ca

  3. AROMATHERAPY SPRAY Spritz Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Cool Off Wellness Spray on your feet pre–flight to reduce swelling (and stress) or in your hotel room to boost the chill factor. $18, rockymountainsoap.com

  4. MASSAGE OIL Way of Will 03 Soothe and Cool Massage Oil will relax your muscles and hydrate your skin with its combo of peppermint, chamomile and jojoba. Tip: Apply a little to your neck before you go to bed. $36, wayofwill.com

  5. FACE POWDER This colour–correcting Post–Workout Neutralizing Face Powder from the new CliniqueFit line conceals post–workout redness and shine. $39, clinique.ca

  6. WATER–FREE SHOWER PRODUCTS Yuni’s Sweat, Refresh, Go Healthy Portable Workout Essentials kit includes wipes and no–rinse cleansing foam, which are ideal after a quick workout between meetings. $43, sephora.com

Green travel kit

Green Goods

Pack like a purist and go all–natural on the road.

  1. THE KIT Beyond the pompom: This Mercado Global Cristina Cosmetics Pouch is handmade and naturally dyed by artisans in Guatemala. $75, holtrenfrew.com

  2. MAKEUP REMOVER OIL Wildcraft Chamomile Honey Makeup Remover doubles as a full–face cleanser, and calendula, chamomile and aloe calm puffiness after red–eye flights. $12, wildcraftcare.com

  3. HAIR WASH Quebec trees: not just for maple syrup. Wise Birch Bark Daily Shampoo, which comes in glass bottles, gets its vitamins from birchbark extract. $20, wisemenscare.com

  4. HAND SALVE The piña colada of moisturizers, Bkind Tropical Hand Balm (coconut oil, shea butter and pineapple essential oil) soothes parched hands, dry elbows and sandal–cracked heels. $16, bkind.ca

  5. CREAM DEODORANT Stay fresh with swipes of lavender– and rosemary–scented Routine Like a Boss De–Odor–Cream made from coconut oil, clay and beeswax. $28, routinecream.com

  6. PLANT–BASED TOOTHBRUSH Bamboo stalks make tough, biodegradable sleeves for Brush with Bamboo Toothbrushes with soft castor bean–oil bristles. $20, petalandpost.com