The Best Travel Soaps
It doesn’t matter if you prefer liquid, bar, multi-use or eco-friendly soaps. You just need one that can travel well. If you are like me, you think about where and how things are made as well as the impact on the environment and the treatment of animals in testing. There are also those with allergies or sensitivities who do their best to maintain our skin’s health at home and on-the-go. Although there are many options for travel soaps, some are better than others.
How to Choose the Best Soaps for Travel?
Although I knew that there was a difference between scented and unscented soaps I didn’t know there were so many travel soap options. There are soaps that clean and act as laundry detergent, shampoo, dish soap, multitaskers, and soaps that can do all three!
Today’s world requires us to read labels on food and products. We are aware of the larger picture, we know the origins of everything, and we are conscious of our carbon footprint. Our concern for the environment and humanity is a part of our buying power. Look out for these things when choosing travel soap:
- Multi-use products
- Natural, organic products
- Products that are free from fragrances, dyes or preservatives
- Instead of synthetic fragrances, use essential oils
- Fair trade products
- Optional eco-friendly products
- Anti-bacterial elements
- Concentrated soaps
We travel with care when choosing our destinations, tours and luggage. The travel backpack lets us carry all we need under our seats and on our shoulders. We shouldn’t choose travel soaps based on the same criteria as portability and packing ability.
The Best Travel Soap
Dr. Bronner’s magic soap is the best travel soap. It is consistently praised by experienced travelers, including members of Team Tortuga.
Concentrated and Biodegradable Travel Soaps
These eco-friendly soaps require less water and break down naturally. However, they can still contaminate water sources.
Campsuds: Available in citronella oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oils, this soap doubles up as an insect repellent.
This concentrated, biodegradable and paraben-free Sea to Summit Trek & Travel Liquid soap is great for both urban and outdoor adventures.
The Best All-in One Travel Soaps
All-in-one soaps for travel can do all the work: hair, body and face. In a pinch, they can also be used as travel laundry detergent. These are great alternatives to Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap.
Jack Black All-Over Shampoo: This liquid soap can be used as a body and face wash as well as a shampoo.
The Wilderness Wash by Sea to Summit: This super-concentrated, multi-purpose soap can be used as a shampoo, body wash, or even for washing dishes and clothes. It is also safe for outdoor use and biodegradable.