When it comes to packing for travel (or day-to-day use), it’s good to prepare. Being caught off guard while traveling by the lack of a nail clipper or q-tip is enough to ruin anyone’s day. And, even if you take plenty of time to pack for trips, it can be easy to forget essential items. This is why we’ve prepared this helpful guide on packing your leather toiletry bag.
What is a Leather Toiletry Bag Used For?
Leather toiletry bags are used to hold necessary daily hygiene items. These bags are tough customers. But, you might not notice because leather is such beautiful material, which is why it’s a popular choice for toiletry bags. Toiletry bags need to stand up to daily use and the wear and tear of travel, as well as the sharp and spillable items they’re made to contain. Toiletry bags are commonly used for traveling. Also, many people use them daily to manage their regularly used items and use them at home.
12 Items You Can Store in Your Leather Toiletry Bag
When packing your toiletry bag, think about everything you need for health and hygiene. This includes items to care for your hair, skin, teeth, eyes, and ears. Most of these are hygiene items, but it’s also good to be prepared for minor cuts and scrapes.
If you’re using travel-sized toiletries, try to find the same brand you use daily for consistency in effectiveness and scent. Otherwise, try to test it out before packing.
One of the best travel items is a cover or case for your toothbrush. Not only does it keep those bristles clean, but it can protect your bag from a wet brush. Travel-sized toothpaste is ideal for travel—you save space and only use a small amount of toothpaste. Remember to pack floss, floss picks, or your water flosser.
There’s nothing more annoying than a hangnail or some other nail emergency. Pack items like nail clippers and files or emery boards to keep your hands (and toes!) looking great.
This includes items like combs and hair products. Make sure you have everything to look your best. There are many styles of travel brushes and combs available. Travel-size hair products might be harder to find, but they are out there.
Put your best face forward by packing razors, shaving cream, trimmers (and their power cords), and aftershave. You’ll give yourself a better shave by using your preferred razor brand and a charged trimmer, and you’ll look your best on this trip.
Glasses and contacts
Gather up everything you’ll need to see straight, including your glasses, their case, and if you wear contacts, a case and solution.
You can find them in small travel cases in most drugstores.
Minor wound care
Be on the safe side and pop some band-aids and Neosporin in your leather toiletry bag. If you’re going someplace sunny, grab some aloe vera gel too.
Medications or supplements
Pack your daily medications and any nutritional supplements you take, along with a travel-sized bottle of your favorite painkiller; you’ll thank yourself after that plane ride or drive. You can purchase travel pill boxes, though any small container works fine (if you can tell your pills apart).
If a hotel’s central air dries out your eyes, eye drops are a must-have. (These are also good for plane rides.)
Soap, shampoo, and conditioner are good to have if you’re visiting someone’s home or if you use more product than the small hotel bottles can provide.
Pack your favorite lotion and sunscreen if you’re going somewhere sunny!
Why Purchase a Leather Toiletry Bag?
Leather is durable.
Toiletry bags need to stand up to travel and bathrooms. Leather is incredibly durable, and protects your toiletries from travel and other items in your suitcase from your toiletries. If your leather toiletry bag gets wet or shampoo spills, all your bag requires is a wipe-down.
Leather is beautiful.
Leather is simply gorgeous. It’s a timeless, classy material that always looks good. A practical item becomes elegant and stylish when made with leather.
Your leather toiletry bag will be with you for years and years, looking as good (if not better!) then the day you bought it.
Shop Roger Ximenez Leather Toiletry Bags
Each of our leather toiletry bags is a special, handmade creation. Our artisan craftspeople make each bag by hand in our workshops using 100% full-grain Italian pebbled leather. Pebbled leather has a beautiful texture and is easier to clean, making it the ideal choice for your new toiletry bag. We offer leather toiletry bags in black, brown, and navy.