As I prepared to pack for my trip to Palm Beach last spring I knew that getting everything into my carry on was an improbable situation. It wasn't so much for the fact that I had too much to pack -- I'm a pretty good packer despite the fact that I always to take more than I need. My issue with Palm Beach was nothing more than a bottle of sunscreen. My bottle of sunscreen was well more than the "safe" 3 oz. I didn't want to spend obscene amounts on bottle at the hotel only to have to leave half behind. I found the same issue with my favorite moisturizer. And by the time you've packed enough 3 oz bottles your carry on becomes heavy and bulky. And so surely there must be a better solution, I thought. And there was indeed, and it quite literally came to me one day while I was in the shower.
Lush's shampoo bar was, for me, life changing. Shaped like a smaller version of hockey puck, this bar lathered up deliciously, and I required just a small amount. The company also has a conditioning bar and I have been a longtime fan of their cocoa butter bar, a wonderful body moisturizer. I recently learned of a "safe" sunscreen in stick form. All of our necessary beauty products are available in a "dry" form. Not only are these FAA safe, but they're terrific products to begin with.
Below are some of my favorite dry beauty bars... The best part is that each product featured below is made by companies that don't use harsh ingredients, chemicals or unnecessary additives. They're environmentally and socially friendly so you can feel good about purchasing and using them. Now I've just saved you the hassle of checking your luggage, eliminated the need and hassles of the 3 oz bottles, and lightened up your load.
Now that I've got everything I need, where should I go to next?
3. Lush Body Butters I'm a huge LUSH fan and have been for years - ever since several slices of homemade soap were given to me nearly a decade ago as a gift from the UK. Their products are clever, fun and really fabulous. Environmental friendly, and vegan, this brand is no flash in the pan. I was turned on to these moisturizing bars about a year or so ago and have been using them ever since.
4. Honest Company 30 SPF Sunscreen stick Launched in 2012, the company's mission has been to create a safe, non-toxic, and beautiful products for skin and home.
5. Burt's Bees Lip Balm - My most favorite lip balm ever... and now they come in a huge array of flavors, as well as tints. Think of these as your favorite Lip Smackers all grown up!