Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit

What's in My Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit

We’re off to Madrid for a long weekend so I thought it would be a great time to show you what my Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit looks like.

I don’t have any special items that I only take with me when travelling I just use the same things that I do everyday.

Going Zero Waste does mean you have to be that little bit more organised before you leave the house, whether that’s popping out to the shops or going away for a long weekend.

When I’m out and about I have a fairly large bag that I can throw everything in.  If we’re going away somewhere warm I tend to use one of my lovely straw bags.

So, here’s a quick look at what I’ll be taking with me to Madrid.

My Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit for Out and about

I can’t go without my coffee so my reusable coffee cup is always first on my list.  I don’t tend to pack a reusable straw as I’m quite happy to drink my drinks without a straw and I always have my reusable water bottle with me.

A couple of small produce bags are always really handy just in case you want to buy some fruit, bread or pastries as a snack.  I’ll pack my bamboo cutlery if I think I’m going somewhere where I’ll be eating street food on the go, otherwise I won’t bother.

So, here’s my Out and About Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit list:

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Reusable coffee cup
  • Produce bags
  • Reusable straw (if you like using a straw)
  • Reusable cutlery if you think you’ll need it
  • A couple of reusable hankies
Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit

My Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit for the Bathroom

When it comes to packing my personal toiletries it’s really just a case of throwing the things I have in the bathroom into a small travel bag.  If we’re going somewhere hot then I’ll also pack some sun cream and if it’s a city break I’ll just pop a handy mini tin of sun cream in for my face.

When I pack my soap I either store it in a soap saver bag, small tin or just wrap it in a piece of beeswax / soy wax wrap (it’s best if you make sure it’s dry first if possible)

Here’s my Personal Toiletries list:

  • Bamboo Toothbrush
  • Denttabs – toothpaste tabs
  • Natural handmade soap
  • Shampoo bar
  • Natural deodorant
  • Moisturiser – I pack a tin of handmade balm
  • Reusable face wipes
  • Cleansing oil / makeup remover
Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit

That’s basically my Zero Waste Essentials Travel Kit !  And, one of the advantages of using soap and shampoo bars is that you don’t need to worry about carrying liquids through security at the airport.

Do you have your own packing list ?  


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Hi, I’m Frankie. This is my blog (Thoroughly Modern Grandma) about blending old fashioned values with modern technology, whilst trying to reduce our waste and be a little kinder to our Planet.

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