5 Organic Travel-Size Items Good For You AND The Enviornment

BY WENDY HUNG

Organic travel products

For today’s conscious travelers, protecting our planet while we globetrek the world is just as important as arriving at the next destination.

Eco-tourism has been on the rise in recent years, while eco-friendly hotels are often sold out months in advance. Catering to a growing demographic, many companies have been launching products that do no harm our planet while manufacturing items that are portable. These five products target backpackers and weekend jetsetters who are always on the hunt for mini bottles that are compact, easy to stuff in a carry-on.

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Organic doesn’t mean granola or boring. In fact, it’s anything but that. Check out the following list for whiffs of lavender, peppermint and cedarwood that will keep the travel stress away while sustaining  our Mother Earth safe and sound.

1. Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Bug Spray Travel Size, $3.75

 

Brittanie's Thyme Organic Bug Spray Travel Size

Photo: brittaniesthyme.com

Summer travels involve tons of outdoor activities which means you’ll need to pack at least a bottle of bug spray to keep your skin from itching like crazy. Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Bug Spray comes in both full size (4 oz) and in travel size (1 oz) which you can conveniently pack in your backpack or carryon. This spray comes with floral and woodsy scents that bugs hate, although we love it. Not only does the spray contain organic thyme and cedarwood essential oils, it’s also gluten free and completely vegan!

2. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Liquid Soap, $3.50

Dr. Bronner's Organic Liquid Soap

Photo: drbronner.co.uk

Soap comes in handy whether you’re camping or tripping in third world countries where public bathrooms mostly don’t come with soaps. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Liquid Soap is made with all-natural ingredients and moderate to the environment. You can use it for bathing, hair wash, mouth wash and shaving. You can get it at Dr. Bronner’s website where you can pay in GBP or REI also sells it in USD.

3. Lavera Natural Deodorant Roll-On, $14

Lavera Natural Deodorant Roll-On

Photo: pravera.co.uk

Every traveler wants a deodorant that works wonders. Lavera Neutral Roll On is such a popular product that it’s currently out of stock, but it’s worth the wait. It can give you 24-hour protection, and it’s free from flower and plant extract. For travelers with sensitive skin, this is a fantastic product which doesn’t harm the environment while leaving you happy and comfy all day long.

4. EO® Organic Peppermint Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray, $2

EO® Organic Peppermint Natural Hand Sanitizer Spray

Photo: eoproducts.com

Organic products come with lavender scent which is why it’s fun to switch around sometimes. How about peppermint? EO has a great hand sanitizer spray made from pure essentials oils and plant derived moisturizers. Hand sanitizers is a must-bring travel item, especially before meals, after a trip to the WC or after riding escalators.

5. Badger® Stress Soother, 7.99

Badger® Stress Soother

Photo: badgerbalm.com

Sometimes, life on the road can be stressful. There’s no doubt that a little stress soother can do a whole lot under moments of pressure. Badger has a portable aromatherapy that’s also USDA certified organic. It uses organic extra virgin olive oil to moisturize your skin. The relaxing scent comes from the fusion of: rosemary, tangerine, spearmint, cedarwood, roman chamomile and lavender. Insert this stress soother in your bag and you’ll be cruising when things get tough.

Wendy Hung contributor profile Isla Palenque

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