Toiletries for ENTIRE trip: 2 lb 2oz* (I'm disappointed w/these numbers.)
Toiletries for Inca Trail: 15 oz
*Number includes toiletries for Inca Trail
Item A) Proof of the awesomeness of my clothing planning, before I move on to show you how I still have a way to go w/toiletries.
|17 Days worth of cloths, excluding rain gear and my nano puff.|
Item B) My toiletries for the trip (w/out the additions for the Inca Trail). I will not be bringing all of this on the Inca Trail with me (more on that below).
My splurges: Dental floss, 2oz body lotion, face lotion (rather than just using the body lotion), face wash (rather than just using the body soap), full sized razor, eye drops (rather than just using contact solution), Dr. Bronners soap (rather than just using the body soap to wash cloths).
My improvements: Switched to bar shampoo/conditioner (rather than many more oz of liquids), diva cup (rather than ~15 tampons), clean and clear face wash sheets (rather than more liquid face wash).
|Toiletries for the overall trip.|
- Travel-sized Toothpaste (google searches told me this should last 30-34 uses)
- Travel-sized Toothbrush
- Small floss (thanks to my dentist for having this tiny floss container!)
- Razor - I could cut this down...but I don't want to make shaving more difficult.
- Basin Shampoo and Conditioning bars (in clear container) The shampoo bar crumbled when I cut it (enough to make me regret cutting it) while the conditioner cut in half really easily.
- Body Bar Soap (found out the hard way that most soaps don't cut...they crumble)
- Eye stuffs: Contact Solution, Spare Contacts, Contact Case, Eye Drops, and Glasses Case (cut out of the photo). I 'could' leave behind the eye-drops, but we'll be spending time in desert-like areas that make me rethink that idea.
- 1 oz Face Lotion in a Nalgene branded 1oz container. I 'could' leave this behind but anyone who knows me knows that I break out easily - it's not worth the 1oz weight savings for me to leave it.
- Travel Deodorant. A chat on the Her Packing List facebook board determined this will last 2-weeks, so I have a second one for the Inca Trail.
- Body Lotion
- Clean and Clear Face Wash Sheets (above the body lotion). 'Could' use the bar soap, just don't want to break out.
- Hand sanitizer - I have a second bottle of this in my Inca Trail Toilet Kit.
- Dr Bronners Lavender Liquid Soap. I transferred 1oz of this into a smaller 1oz container (larger container shown so you know what it comes in). This will be used for washing my cloths w/the Scrubba Wash Bag. I could use my bar soap, but this will be far easier/quicker.
- Chapstick (above the Dr. Bronners). I always bring a secure tub of this rather than a stick since it wont leak/deform when melted.
- Tools: Tweezers, Nail File, Comb
- Travel towel/travel washcloth (shown under tools). The towel will be coming on the trail w/me - the washcloth is only being used as a super soft item to wash my face for the rest of the trip.
- Diva Cup (half out of the picture on the lower left corner).
- Sport Face Sunscreen. I use this as an all-over water-proof sunscreen since I have found it doesn't make me breakout like most other non-face specific sunscreens.
Not Pictured: 10 q-tips in a baggie, 4 hair binders, 5 bobby pins.
Item C) My toiletries for the Inca Trail.
My splurges: Since we'll be cleaning up in Aguas Calientes before visiting the hot springs, there are a lot of splurges in this list - the razor, tweezers, nail file, face lotion, sample sized shampoo and conditioner. I 'might still leave the eye drops behind, we'll see. Also, bringing the entire bottle of sunscreen is a splurge but I don't want to have to worry about running out. Also, the towel is a new addition to my backpacking list but we'll be showering at the 3rd camp.
My improvements: None - I usually pack lighter for backpacking trips.
|Toiletries for the Inca Trail|
- Travel-sized Toothpaste [NC]
- Travel-sized Toothbrush [NC]
Note: Leaving the floss behind, just forgot to remove for pic.
- Razor [NC]
- B&B Sample Shampoo/Conditioner [**] (Typically lasts 2 uses)
- Body Bar Soap [NC]
- Eye stuffs [NC]
- Chapstick tub [NC]
- Face Lotion in smaller tub [**]
- Clean and Clear Face Wash Sheets [**] Second smaller bag of these.
- Toilet Paper in a Ziplock [**]
- Baby Wipes [**] Amazing for a backpacker style 'shower' each night (aaaand doubles as emergency toilet paper).
- Hand sanitizer [**] Second Bottle
- Diva Cup [NC]
- Travel Deodorant [**] Second Bottle
- Tools: Tweezers, Nail File, Comb [NC]
- Travel towel [NC]
Note: Washcloth shown but will be left behind.
- Sport Face Sunscreen. [NC]
Not Pictured: First aid kit, meds, and bug spray.
|ALL toiletries. Still wishing I could cut this down.|
In the end, yeah, there are some cuts I could make here and there - I feel the comfort each item brings is worth the few extra ounces though. I'm a little disappointed I wasn't able to get lasik as I'd planned before this trip. This should, however, be the last year I need to lug around contacts, solution, and glasses!
Looking forward to posting an edit as soon as I get back to give insight as to how I'd change this kit!
This Little Engineer