Camping is often seen as an escape from the hustle and bustle of your busy, daily life. An excuse to get out of the city and in the great outdoors. But if it starts to become an excuse for poor personal hygiene, that’s where we all should draw the line. I’ve put together a list of my top 10 favorite travel toiletry items, perfect for your next camping adventure. So the next time you find yourself sniffing a shirt to decide if it’s re-wearable, or excusing that rats nest you call your hair because, “hey, it’s camping,” refer to the list below. Easy no muss, no fuss travel toiletry items to bring along on the next camping trip with your RV.

  1. Silicone Bottles

Ever find yourself struggling to get the shampoo or conditioner out of that “great for travel” toiletry bottle? After wasting products and time trying to squeeze or tap shampoo out of a bottle that’s about to crack, I knew it was time to make the switch to silicone bottles. No cracking, easy to roll and easy to squeeze helps your hygiene without the hassle. Grab some that are TSA approved and you’re also set for the next time you fly as well.


Silicon Bottles - Amazon.com

  1. Mini Travel Razor

Taking an extended vacation? Don’t leave home without your razor. You may not be running in to anyone else you know, but keep those legs shorts ready. This travel razor is my favorite. It’s small, easy to grip, effective and best of all it comes in a compact travel container so you don’t have to worry where you store it. Safe storage on the go and low in price too.


Mini Travel Razor - Amazon.com

 

  1. Exfoliating Body Cloth

Tired of wet, musty wash cloths after showering? Kiss them goodbye with this exfoliating cloth. It’s similar to a loofah, but it’s more coarse so it obviously exfoliates more at the same time. But what I prefer so much more about this cloth to the loofah is that it dries quickly between uses! No laundering necessary! I’ve had mine for over a year and it’s still as good as new. Keep things clean and simple. You won’t regret this purchase.


Exfoliating Cloth - Amazon.com

  1. Make-up Remover Wipes

For those wearing make-up, taking your make-up off at the end of the day can use plenty of water. We often camp without hook ups and using the pump at night at length puts us on edge about waking up our sleeping babies. So waterless make-up removal is a win in my book! My favorite are these pre-moistened make-up remover wipes from Neutrogena - great for face and eyes too. They also sell these as individually wrapped wipes. Leave them in your RV between trips without worry of them drying out.


Make-Up Remover Wipes - Amazon.com

  1. Reusable Wipes Case

Whether or not you’re traveling with kids, bringing along baby wipes can be a huge help. From diapering, to wiping kids’ hands after meals or play time, to wiping the counter. Keep messes at bay with this compact travel container by Huggies. I love that it’s reusable so the cheapskate in me doesn’t fret about the cost mark up of wipes just because it’s travel size. It’s easy to fill at home and holds a lot due to its flexible shape.


Reusable Wipes Case - Amazon.com

  1. Spray or Roll on Sunscreen

Applying sunscreen is essential for our fair skinned family. We love to bring along a spray on sunscreen for us adults and a spray option for the kids. This keeps our hands from getting that gross greasiness whether we’re near the trailer or off on a hike or some other adventure. While the spray options aren’t in “travel size”, the roll on option is smaller than even a travel sized deodorant! Great options for sun protectant without the mess.


Spray-on Sunscreen - Amazon.com

  1. Hanging Bathroom Bag

While RVs are so amazing in the fact that you travel with your own bathroom, it is of course compact. Investing in a hanging bathroom bag like this one is amazing for keeping all your things together and organized for use all throughout your trailer. The firm sides keep everything in place even when stowed away or during travel. If the bathroom is occupied just hook it on a cabinet handle, etc and have everything ready for use no matter where that takes you. It’s even great hooked to your awning, windows, etc for use outside. Someone hogging the bathroom? This provides an easy way to even take this to the public campground facilities if necessary.


Hanging Bathroom Bag - Amazon.com

  1. Dry Shampoo

As a mama with two young children, showering is often a coveted past time. Whether you’re traveling with kids, trying to save water, or going a bit more natural next camping trip don’t forget to bring some dry shampoo . It’s an amazing way to tame that mane and freshen up your do for days on end…if it must come to that. Try it in powder or spray form and thank me later. Dry shampoo to the rescue!


Dry Shampoo - Amazon.com

  1. Microplane

Camping often has me in much different footwear than my typical daily use at home. Whether it’s sweaty feet in hiking boots or extensive time in sandals, your feet can dry out, get calloused, and take an all around beating. Next time you head out, consider bringing along a microplane to freshen up your feet in seconds. This one is a miracle worker and is even used by professional pedicurists- they know their stuff. I love that it works best on dry feet- no soaking required- super easy when traveling. Beware a little goes along way- but it’s such a game changer when cracks or calloused have got you down.


Microplane - Amazon.com

  1. Glass File

Glass may sound less than ideal when camping, but if you keep it protected during travel this baby will last you a lifetime. No more reaching for a file that has dulled with time. Glass files do the job, do it quick and never dull. Pretty awesome! When camping- you have what you pack- never need to repack fresh files again. This one’s a keeper.


Glass File - Amazon.com

I hope this list comes in handy on your next trip. These items are easy to keep in your trailer all season. As you go through the day on your next trip, let the items in this list keep you fresh and clean along the miles.

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Emily Helgeson
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Emily Helgeson lives with her husband and two children in Eastern Washington. They enjoy adventuring together and are learning how to use their RV to continue this lifestyle with their growing family.

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