I am sure you are like me and want to stay clean when you are travelling but also want to travel light. Here are a few of my tips, especially for making things do more than one job.
There is no need to take full size products with you when you are only going away for a short time - up to two weeks. My main intention is to throw things away to make room for the goodies I will be buying and bringing home. Although I rarely leave home with the full weight allowance each kilo is sacred when I travel home.
Toothpaste - I wait until the tube is almost empty and put them aside for travelling. When you think you will not get any more out of the tube cut off the seam at the top and inside will be 5-7 days worth of toothpaste that you would ordinarily throw away! If you do this to every tube you use throughout the year you will save a couple of tubes of toothpaste per year anyway. Of course I always take my toothbrush with me!
Again with shampoo - I will wait until there is only a small amount left in the bottle and put it aside for travelling. As each bottle is finished it can be thrown away or recycled and doesn't need to come back with me.
That is really all my essentials because they do more than one job but a few others I will take when there is space are:-
Little sample sizes of facial and bath products I get when I buy full size (I like Clarins products and usually get the smaller sizes with a purchase).
Or cleansing wipes that can clean your face as well as take off any eye makeup and can be used for a quick clean on any part of your body.
Even Mr R will take the small samples from his Clarins for Men purchases with him.
It may not seem like a big deal taking all the cosmetics etc that I want but I really do like to keep my luggage as lean as possible on the outward journey and as full as possible on the way home!
What is your favourite travel tip for keeping clean and cool?