By now we all know the TSA rules for carrying on toiletries. If you don’t here’s a refresher:
Remember 3-1-1. If you carry-on your toiletries each bottle must weight 3.4 oz (100ml) or less. This applies to liquids, aerosols, or gels. All toiletry items must fit in 1 clear quart size zip top bag. 1 bag per traveler.
If you don’t want to buy travel size toiletries you can transfer your own shampoo, soap, etc. into travel size bottles. I’ve tried many containers (that invariably leak) only to find my self with a ziploc bag full of goop soup upon arrival. If they don’t leak the small openings make them nearly impossible to clean out.
I’ve found my travel container solution with GoToob. These fun little squishy containers come in three different sizes: 1.25 oz., 2.0 oz., and 3 oz.. You can also choose from several different colors. I’ve used them on my last 3 trips and had no leaks.
There is a small dial that you turn to denote what’s inside: Soap, Lotion, Shampoo, etc. The wide mouth on each bottle make them easy to load and wash out when your done. Some even come with a suction cup that proves handy. They cost a little more than what you might find at the drugstore but you’ll find they are well worth it.
These make a great choice for short or long term trips. Remember for longer trips you can always replenish toiletries once you arrive at your destination. Pick up a few and test them out.