Hiking, Camping, Backpacking

Liquid-Free Travel — 5 Solid Toiletries That Are Perfect for Backpacking

Choosing liquid-free toiletries is the latest travel trend. Not only is it convenient and safer, but it is also a clever way to abide by most airlines’ carry-on liquid allowance. A major benefit of solid toiletries is that they are safer for the environment, being sustainable, plastic-free, and having zero waste.

Solid toiletries are also perfect for backpacking and hiking. They can be safely carried in backpacks without being afraid of leakage or spills. They are also smaller and weigh less, which means your backpack can stay lighter without you having to forgo your favorite moisturizer!

Here are our top picks for solid toiletries that you should include to your backpack on your next hiking trip:

Sunscreen Stick

Sunscreen is a must when you are hiking, especially during the hot, summer months when the sun is shining throughout the day. But rather than carrying around tubes of liquid sunscreen, you can get sunscreen sticks from popular brands that work just as well. It is perfect for giving your skin a thin coating of sunscreen, and you don’t have to deal with exploding sunscreen tubes in your backpack!

Paper Soap

Whether you need it for washing your hands after a snack or cleaning yourself up after ‘going in the woods,’ soap is an essential toiletry when you are hiking. However, instead of liquid soaps or big chunky bars of solid soap, you can now get tiny, portable soap sheets that come in convenient little boxes that fit in the palm of your hand. A single piece of paper has enough soap for you to wash your hands properly. All you need to do is add a splash of water, lather, and rinse! 

Solid Anti-Bug Balm

chunky bars of solid soap

Insect repellent is a must for those hiking trips where you plan on staying overnight. Even for day trips, it’s always a good idea to have insect repellent handy in case you run into a swarm of pesky mosquitoes. But rather than carrying around spray repellents or oils, you can get solid insect repellent balms that come in convenient little tins. They are long-lasting, highly effective at keeping those bugs away, and kind to your skin!

Powdered Toothpaste

Do you like staying minty fresh on your hiking trip? Well, forget about those tubes of travel toothpaste and go for powdered tooth cleaners. Powdered toothpaste comes in small portable tubs that have enough toothpaste for hundreds of brushings. Simply wet your toothbrush and dip it in the powder before brushing away to minty fresh breath in no time!

Solid Body Butter

While keeping your skin moisturized might not be a priority on those hiking trips, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself. Solid body butter is the perfect solution for taking your favorite moisturizer with you on those overnight camping trips. You can use it before going to sleep or during the day to prevent your skin from drying out.

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