Eco-friendly Travel Kit 2019

Eco-friendly travel kits are the way to go if you are serious about plastic-reduction. It also goes a long way while trying to minimise your exposure to nasty chemicals as well as your carbon footprint by cutting out palm-oil and fossil fuel-based products.

I’ll delve right into it as I am trying to get into real holiday mode. This was all a bit of a challenge with my toddler having a high fever over the past three days preceding a full-blown roseola rash. So, I’ll also be brief if you permit me.

Facial Cream and Homemmade Deodorantt

We decided to spend our summer holiday in Wales this year. We are now on our way, and I am very excited to be able to share this with you.

I took the picture of my eco-friendly travel kit the night before we left. Here is a list of its contents.

  • Bamboo toothbrush by Hydrophil
  • Homemade toothpaste in a reused Geoorganics container (glass and a bamboo spatula). The toothpaste is based on coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda. I am currently trying to perfect it, so look out for one of my next posts.
  • Biodegradable dental floss by Savesomegreen
  • Wooden facial brush and body brush
  • Loofah body and facial scrub sponges
  • Hairbrush with a wooden handle (unfortunately not entirely plastic-free)
  • Homemade deodorant filled into a reused plastic container. This is also based on coconut oil and bicarbonate of soda. The recipe is going to be released once I am sure it works well enough.
  • Safety razor and blades
  • Shaving soap by Friendly Soap
  • Shampoo bar by Baensch (coconut oil based). I am currently testing different brands and have also given a natural homemade shampoo a try. Look out for one of my next post in which I am going to share my experiences with you.
  • Facial cleansing bar by Stop the water while using me
  • Lavera organic all-round cream
  • Eyeliner and sharpener
  • Reusable menstrual cup and pad. Read all about it here.

The red arrows point at the bits of plastic that are still part of my kit. This is a container for my soap bar and a pencil sharpener for my eyeliner. I am happy to say that none of it is single-use plastic. I use a flannel to wash my face and take of the rest of the eyeliner when I am having my shower.

My travel kit also contains homemade sunscreen and insect repellent, a must this time of year.

I will now get on with my holiday. I am so relieved that my daughter is her usual self again and that the weather has cooled down a bit.

Have a great holiday season! And I hope some of it might inspire you to reduce your own plastic and carbon footprint as well.

Josephine xx

3 thoughts on “Eco-friendly Travel Kit 2019

  1. Hi Josephine!  Have a lovely time in Wales. I am enjoying my time with Chantal in France. Vive La Danse, Vive MMM and Vive Les Impromputes! a bientot Saraxx


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