What Do You Put In a Toiletry Bag?

So what do you put in a toiletry bag? and what should be in a women’s toiletry bag?

Whether you are traveling for a 10 day adventure,a business trip you need to keep your bathroom gear always handy, and your toiletries must be always on top of the list.

For that reason, you shouldn’t hesitate to throw a little extra cash on a good toiletry bag or a Dopp Kit and secure your belongings.

But what goes in a toiletry bag?

Mostly what should go in your toiletry bag when you travel depends on your trip and your needs, however; even if you want to take your full sized toiletries on some airlines you can’t exceed certain limits, especially when traveling domestically.

Also your toiletry bag should have some sort of emergency items in case you need them when you are on your journey.

This post will answer all your questions about traveling with toiletries,in addition to some rules to remember when packing toiletries and what you should take into consideration before heading to the airport.

Let’s dive right in.

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What Goes In a Toiletry Bag?

Liquids, pasts and gels should go inside a separated toiletry bag when traveling.

Hygienes -No more than 3.4 oz / 100 ml in a single container

Other solid items can go in another toiletry bag that the TSA or any airport officer can inspect easily.  

  • Hair brush and/or comb
  • Razor
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper or Kleenex
  • Face wipes
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm
  • Medications ( migraine medication and anything you can’t live without)

What About Makeup?

We have already covered traveling with makeup, you can check the post here, but here are some insights about what to put in a toiletry bag as makeup.

Any makeup that is in liquid form should go in the toiletry bag and in containers of no more than 3.4 oz / 100 ml.

And if you are traveling with a checked bag you take full-size products beside your suitcase.

How To Find a Good Toiletry Bag?

Sure one toiletry bag will not work for all travelers. and to find the best solutions to carry all the items we mentioned above.

Here is some of the best quart sized bags that are most used with travelers.

Toiletry bags Size
2pcs/pack Lermende Clear Toiletry Bag – Check the price on Amazon 7.7 x 5.9 x 2.5 inches
ProCase TSA Approved Travel Toiletry Bag Pouch –Check the price on Amazon 8.85 x 5.1 x 2.15 inches
Clear TSA Approved 3-1-1 Travel Toiletry Bag –Check the price on Amazon6.25 x 6.25 x 2.5 inches
Travel Toiletry Bag-Quart Sized with Zipper –Check the price on Amazon7.2 x 5.5 x 2.5 Inches


What do you call a travel bag for toiletries?

A toiletry bag or a toiletry kit,bathroom bag, toilet kit, travel kit, shaving kit or small item bag, all these names can be attached to a toiletry bag, usually you can place your toiletries in any bag that is small enough to be accepted by the TSA.

Can You travel with a toiletry bag TSA?

Yes, According to the TSA; You are allowed to take a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the security line in a bag that is sealed properly (Toiletry bag). The amount of Liquids you are allowed is limited to travel-sized bottles that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.
Large and big bottles more than 3.4 ounces, shall go in checked baggage, however, there are some exceptions such as medications, baby food and essentials.

What should I look for in a toiletry bag?

When choosing your Toiletry kit for travel, the main features that you should look for is if it is waterproof, durable and can hold all your necessary items( make-up, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste and so on).
Toiletries can be made from different materials, plastic , Soft fabric or leather so make sure you pick the one that fits you needs carefully.

How big should a toiletry bag be?

How do you minimize toiletries for travel?
A toilet bag must be small enough to be placed in your carry on bag, but also hold all your toiletries, if you opt to take liquids in your bag, make sure that the amount of liquids adhered to the TSA 3-1-1 Liquids rule.
Each passenger may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in travel-size containers that are 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters. Each passenger is limited to one quart-size bag of liquids, gels and aerosols.

Can I put my toiletries in a Ziploc bag?

Yes, you can put your toiletries in a Ziploc bag,
The TSA just wants you to place your toiletries in a transparent sealed quart-sized bag; They want it to be clear plastic so your items will easily get inspected.

Final Thoughts

What to pack in a toiletry bag depends on each traveler and his needs, but obviously there are some shared items that all travelers should put in their baggies, hair products, soap and makeup.

A toiletries bag should take all your essential toiletries.

And to pack neatly your toiletry bag, make sure that you take travel size bottles, otherwise; if you want to take more items you can place them inside your checked bag.

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We hope this helps!

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