Just an hour now until I’m out the door on my way south to sunny South Carolina, I of course felt the need to squeeze one more post in before I hit the road… priorities!
I packed incredibly light for just about the first time in my life for this trip. Granted I’m only going to be there 2 days, and then at my home for another 3, where I have left behind clothes and toiletries I can use, but I’m proud of my packing efficiency. To products in particular allowed me to keep things light:
Dr. Bronner’s is the perfect soap to pack for trips. It has more than 18 uses, about 4 of which I plan to utilize on my trip. It can be shampoo, body wash, toothpaste (which I’ve tried and don’t love but will do for a couple days), face wash, shaving ‘oil’ etc. I dumped some into a 3oz bottle and that should last me a few days for many uses.
Coconut oil is the other cure-all that I love. Not only do I use, and LOVE, it as a moisturizer for my face and body, but it can be used in my hair to style it and as sunblock if I need it. Also if I were to ever come to starvation mode, highly unlikely, I can scoop a spoonful out to keep me going
All in all I brought the basics- toothbrush, bronner’s, coconut oil, razor, deodorant, floss, omegas and vitamin D, a bar of soap, and my unpictured makeup.
And on the food front, I ran to the store this morning to grab a few fresh things to make my whole day of traveling healthier and economical. I’m switching planes twice with fast transitions, so there won’t be much time in between to grab food. Not to mention airports aren’t known for the freshest options typically.
I grabbed fresh veggies from the salad bar, topped it with my own hard boiled eggs, an avocado, coconut chips, and a larabar. Lots of energy dense foods so they don’t have to take up much room, and will keep me going all day. Lots of people suggest trail mix or nuts when traveling for the same reason, however I don’t really love having handfuls of almonds sitting like a rock in my stomach while traveling. Veggies and protein suit me much better if they are an option, so I made a point to pack ahead of time. Not sure I’ll need it all but I’d rather have options!
What are your packing efficiently products? Do you pack food for flights or leave it up to the airport?
Not sure when I’ll be checking in next, but will be sure to do a big recap at some point! Thanks for reading and sticking through these spotty, quick posts lately