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tsa-approved natural beauty products

I’m heading out to North Carolina today for a quick work trip to harass visit one of our vendors (it feels so weird to be “the client” these days).

Though I’m just going to be gone for a day, as your resident natural beauty junkie, I’ve got to secure all my goodies in a measly quart-sized bag.

At first, what I included in my bag was minimal.

But then, as I remembered the different steps in my regimen, the products multiplied.

tsa-approved natural beauty products

{It’s really not that much! Toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, face wash, jojoba oil, contact lens solution, Marula oil, toner and hair oil can all fit in your bag.}

Luckily, it’s possible to pack what you need, and with a little real-life Tetris-playing (aka packing strategy), you can get the essentials stuffed and ready for your next trip.

tsa-approved natural beauty products in quart-sized bag

{Let’s hope my products don’t puncture this bag!}

Below, my TSA-approved natural beauty product picks for combating the elements at 30,000 feet.

Shampoo & Conditioner

I picked up Aubrey Organics’ Rose Mosqueta Nourishing Shampoo and Rose Mosqueta Nourishing Conditioner in travel sizes at Whole Foods and am excited to lather up tomorrow morning. It’s got some pretty stellar ingredients (aloe, shea butter, lavender, bergamot and rose mosqueta, to name a few), so I’m hoping for the best with this duo.

Hair Oil

I use Alterna Bamboo UV + Color Protection Fade-Proof Fluid as a pre-blow drying treatment to keep my hair (and color) protected and shiny. I got a generous sample size in my Birchbox subscription, so I’m not sure if you can buy this size at your local beauty store.

Shower Gel

EO Soothing Shower Gel in French Lavender smells phenomenal thanks to, well, real lavender essential oil. (For those of you who know me well, you know that I despise lavender because the scents I usually smell are synthetic and hurt my nose. Not this one!)


I’ve recently switched to natural toothpaste. The brand I’ve been currently using didn’t have a travel size available, so scooped up the next-best thing at Whole Foods: Jason Powersmile Whitening Toothpaste. Here’s to seeing how I like it (it’s gotta be better than the conventionals, which contain SLS…in your mouth?! Ew.).

Hand Sanitizer

I keep Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value Peppermint Hand Sanitizer Spray stashed in my purse year-round. At this time of year — and especially on planes — it’s important to keep germs at bay. I prefer to do it naturally with an alcohol spray that also contains aloe, glycerine and peppermint essential oil.

Makeup Remover

I use jojoba oil for pretty much everything, but my main use is as a makeup remover. I poured a little of my Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil into a travel-friendly, reusable bottle. While the bottle took up a lot of space in my bag, it was well worth it — you know how much I heart jojoba oil!


After flying and frankly, dehydrating, not only do I gulp down tons of water, but I also lather up with the creamiest of cleansers. For this trip, I’ve packed along a sample I received from Naturelle d’Argan — it’s their Purifying Cleansing Milk for Face and Eyes, and I have a tiny 1-ounce bottle of it to experiment with tonight.


I love rosewater toners, and I happen to have a 1-ounce sample-size of Kelly Teegarden Organics’ Alive Rose Water Toner (thanks for the sample, Kelly!) in my toner bin (yes, I have a toner bin). I love that the first ingredient is rose oil extract.

Facial Oil

I’ve acquired another new face oil — Acure Organics’ Marula Oil — and will begin testing it during this trip. I’m curious about marula oil; it’s supposed to be an amazing, all-around oil for hair, skin, nails, scars and stretch marks. Expect a full report soon.

What beauty products do you take with you when you’re flying for an overnight stay and not checking a bag? Tell me in the comments section! may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, earns a small commission.

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