Hygiene Products

3 Essential hygiene products to Bring Along on Your Travel

Maintaining proper hygiene while you are staying in a holiday cottage for three or five days with your family can be a challenging task. It can be hard to know what is safe to eat and what should be avoided. No matter how careful you are, however, it is very easy to expose yourself to bacteria, germs and viruses unwittingly. However, you should not ignore the body's health when enjoying your trip. Here are some hygiene products that you should bring along on your trip.

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Antibacterial Wipes or an alcohol-based sanitizer

Traditionally, hot and soapy water was used to wash the hands in order to prevent the spread of germs. However, this can be hard to practice for any traveller. Nowadays, the best options for a traveller is to use antibacterial wipe whenever you touch anything dirty, or you want to grab a snap on the way. In the case of an alcohol-based sanitizer, you have to squirt and rub prior to eating, after you go to the bathroom and the like. Health experts emphasize that the best line of defence to keep your fingers away from your nose or mouth.

Antibacterial soap/shampoo

While shampoos are provided in every hotel in the world, most hotels don't offer antibacterial shampoo. Therefore carry one when on your trip. After sweating under the sun and humidity in the tropic, take a hot shower with antibacterial soap or shampoo when you and your family members are bathing and kill the entire unwanted germ.

Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Don't forget to keep your teeth and gums healthy while on your trip. Carry the foldable toothbrushes, mini toothpaste and small bottles of mouthwash. Remember to give your toothbrush a vacation from your travel case or bag. Remove your toothbrush out in order to dry out properly. This will ensure it doesn't become a breeding ground for bacteria. Try and cut down on sugary treats and snacks. Note that every time you expose your mouth to sugar, you're inviting tooth decay.


Always remember to carry your travel insurance, a wide variety of nasty bacteria and diseases may just be waiting for an unwary victim or host like you to come along. Also, do your research and be prepared before leaving your home so that you can carry the right hygiene products needed for that particular location you are headed. It is your life, your money, your trip - so use your brain - and don't make yourself an easy target for anything to bother you.