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  • fredlet
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    Originally posted by Duggy'sMom View Post
    For people looking for a small container for deodorant try this one

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    https://www.elementsbathandbody.com/...-Twist-up.html

    I was given a lotion bar in this packaging and it's a perfect small size for traveling 2-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches. And made in the USA!
    I use those for putting shea butter in or putting my existing deodorant in. So much smaller! They also have stock sunscreen in that size which is great too.


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  • kathryn
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    Originally posted by imperator View Post
    Screw-top contact cases, if they haven't been plugged already, for toiletries. From 4 days of toothpaste to 2 weeks of Vaseline, these will work to get everything into a 3-1-1 for most trips. Most contact wearers will throw oodles of these away over the years; re-purpose them! Just cut them in half and sand them a bit.

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    Haven’t yet sawed any in half, but I’ve got a handful labeled and holding different creams, gels, etc. in my 3-1-1 every trip. [emoji846]


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  • imperator
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    Screw-top contact cases, if they haven't been plugged already, for toiletries. From 4 days of toothpaste to 2 weeks of Vaseline, these will work to get everything into a 3-1-1 for most trips. Most contact wearers will throw oodles of these away over the years; re-purpose them! Just cut them in half and sand them a bit.

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  • fredlet
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    Originally posted by monkeylady View Post



    9. A small tub of body butter* (only used in high altitude locations where my skin dries rapidly to a sorry flakey state. (Haven't yet come up with a solid alternative).

    Pack it in, pack it out.
    I make lotion bars that do well for the cold and dry. I have the same problem. Let me know if you want to try one! Feel free to PM me

    And I’m of the pack it in, pack it out mindset as well. [emoji1303]


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  • Duggy'sMom
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    For people looking for a small container for deodorant try this one

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    https://www.elementsbathandbody.com/...-Twist-up.html

    I was given a lotion bar in this packaging and it's a perfect small size for traveling 2-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches. And made in the USA!

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  • TRD
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    For the ladies, I highly recommend Dr Scholl's Fast Flats. I don't think they'd hold up to intense travel walking but they're good enough for a nice restaurant if you don't have space for nice shoes. I wore mine around my hotel all weekend and even to a party and they were great. $10 on Amazon!

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  • pvn
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    Originally posted by Pokilani View Post
    I once melted my deodorant and poured it into an extra large lip balm container that I had used up (Fresh Sugar brand) and cleaned very well. It lasted a whole week. It takes extra time to apply it, which can get tiresome.
    I just did this, I didn't even need to melt it. Just squished it in there. Huge space savings. There was a little left over, but not enough for even half of a 2nd tube.



    Travel size deodorant is infuriating not only because of the size inefficiency but also because it's just hard to find. 90% of the time I check at target they only have antiperspirant. Now I can just use a regular size speed stick.

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  • SKIMT
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    Originally posted by Ms. Ferret View Post
    I do this too! I don't use a lot of deodorant so I usually use oval lip balm containers like these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2694031...-tube-015oz42g
    If I used more I'd probably try something more like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/4956237...tubes-w-caps-2
    This is what we do too, works great. We can go at least a week on one small oval container. We use Desert Essence which is soft and grippy enough to just shovel some into the smaller tube from the big one. It all blends together and applies without any crumbling.

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  • aedifica
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    Originally posted by melhoune View Post
    I know it sounds hard-core minimalist but you can replace the feminine wash, ... with a good quality natural soap,
    It is possible that I could, but I'm not willing to risk it. I use the feminine wash because it's the only thing I've tried that doesn't irritate my skin there. That's worth packing an extra item for!

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  • melhoune
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    Originally posted by aedifica View Post
    Pictured: 15mL tubes of shampoo, conditioner, feminine wash (like a very gentle body wash for delicate areas). 8mL tubes of unscented dish soap for washing my CPAP mask, toothpaste, lotion. 1 oz GoTubbs of cold cream (for occasional makeup removal) and shoe leather sealer (for some new shoes I was having delivered to me while on vacation). I wrote the labels directly onto the tubes with a Sharpie, then put clear tape over top so the marker wouldn't rub off.
    I know it sounds hard-core minimalist but you can replace the feminine wash, the dish soap and anything you use to wash yourself in the shower with a good quality natural soap, the best being the french "savon de Marseille" or an as good "Aleppo soap" (which is actually not necessarily made in Aleppo, it is all about the recipe). For European Binhions I would recommend aleppo soaps from Gaia, made in France, and savons de Marseille from Marius Fabre.
    Alternatively, you can replace your shampoo and conditioner with an all-in-one baby shampoo, which can double as shower gel and soap for the body and feminine wash and soap to wash anything. I use for example the one from Weleda.

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  • melhoune
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    Originally posted by Ms. Ferret View Post
    I do this too! I don't use a lot of deodorant so I usually use oval lip balm containers like these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2694031...-tube-015oz42g
    If I used more I'd probably try something more like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/4956237...tubes-w-caps-2
    Actually the best is to switch to natural deodorant, which you can easily put in small travelling containers for a trip lasting a couple of days. The first natural deodorant I have used is from Primal Pit Paste, it is made in the US (so I had to make some logistic magics to get it to Europe) and it comes in jars, sticks (which are actually quite huge) and mini jars. The best is to buy some jars together with some mini jars, and then re-use the mini ones for travelling. I have had mine for years already.

    I use since a different brand of natural deodorant (made in Europe), but I still use my Primal Pit Paste mini jars!

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  • Frank II
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    For those who like to take their own toothpaste and want an easy way to travel with it:

    Toothpaste To Go. Find it at the Container Store.

    https://www.containerstore.com/s/too...aste%20to%20go

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  • Ms. Ferret
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    Originally posted by Pokilani View Post
    I once melted my deodorant and poured it into an extra large lip balm container that I had used up (Fresh Sugar brand) and cleaned very well. It lasted a whole week. It takes extra time to apply it, which can get tiresome.


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    I do this too! I don't use a lot of deodorant so I usually use oval lip balm containers like these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/2694031...-tube-015oz42g
    If I used more I'd probably try something more like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/4956237...tubes-w-caps-2

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  • Pokilani
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    I once melted my deodorant and poured it into an extra large lip balm container that I had used up (Fresh Sugar brand) and cleaned very well. It lasted a whole week. It takes extra time to apply it, which can get tiresome.


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  • pvn
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    Yeah, "travel size" deodorant is by far the most obscenely over-sized item in my bag. The packaging for these things is just insanely inefficient.

    I usually carry a small bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap, you can use that as shampoo, for washing clothes, and even brushing your teeth.

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