During the holidays it's inevitable-you're going to be traveling. Whether it's a few towns away or a cross-country stay, there's nothing worse than toting along your entire arsenal of full-size products. After all, it's the holidays so chances are, you're also carrying a plethora of wrapped gifts for friends and loved ones. And if you're trying to travel with little ones like me, saving space means smaller bags, which equals less hassle. There aren't as many organic mini-sized products as there could be. But what you'll find will save you space and piece of mind. Here are some of my favorites:
Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore Primavera. Their Natural Balance Face Care Kit contains six of my favorite products in miniature suitcase-friendly sizes. From a cleanser and exfoliator to face and eye creams and a toning mist, your skincare routine won't miss a beat. Another completely awesome travel kit for face is Dr.Hauschka's Daily Face Care Kit. Available in two different versions-one for normal to dry skin and one for oily skin - this kit contains six beautifying basics that will keep your complexion glowing.
For body, Primavera's prized body washes come in a convenience 1 oz. size. From the energizing citrus Active Body Wash to the uplifting Harmony Body Wash, choose your favorite for a quick weekend getaway or mix and match a few if you'll be gone longer. There's even a miniature Body Scrub to help reinvigorate and revitalize your body and senses. For a complete body experience try Dr.Hauschka's Daily Body Care Kit, which includes body washes, lotions, oils and a hand cream.
If you're feeling particularly luxurious, or if you just know that family drama is sure to be a part of the holiday or your aunt will once again butt in on your pumpkin pie preparation, I suggest bringing along one of Jo Wood Organics sets. They are truly the epitome of indulgence, but the price is well worth it (and so is a relaxed state of being). The Amka Organic Gift Set includes the Body Dew (fragrance), Body Oil, Bath Oil and Body Lotion, each lusciously fragranced with romantic Bergamot, Neroli, Jasmine and Rose. The Usiku Organic Gift Set is warm and aromatic fragranced with Pine, Cardamom, Ginger and Cedarwood. It includes a Body Soap, Body Oil, Bath Oil and Body Lotion.
I always carry along Primavera's Tea Tree Oil. One drop in the bottom of the shower before you step in helps disinfect. After all, the hotel bathroom may look clean, but that still doesn't stop me from worrying. I also love to bring Primavera's Lavender Oil 'Fine' because it does everything from soothe a headache and help a minor cut to helping me sleep in unfamiliar territory.
And don't forget that once you use every last drop of your travel-sized products instead of tossing the bottles you can refill them with your favorite organic products. This way you'll always be ready for any last-minute getaways.