Green on the Go
By Tess Kurzeja
As if reserving flights, packing appropriate clothing
and keeping an eye on the whole motley crew weren’t
hard enough, the Transport Security Administration’s
liquid ban for airplane travel has made for some difficult
decisions in determining what to take along for spring
vacations. Add some good-intentioned health and earth
consciousness to the mix, and you’ve got yourself
a certified dilemma.
While the neighborhood store’s dollar bins seem
to carry everything in travel-size these days, it is
still difficult to find travel products that are paraben
free and organic. Luckily, we’ve rounded up products
and tips for you, the kids and even the guy in your
life to stay green on the go without being stopped by
First off, don’t be fooled. Each traveler (including
the kids) is entitled to a single one quart-size, zip-top,
clear plastic bag of liquids, gels and aerosols, but
the TSA limits the size of the bottles in tow for carry-on.
Each of these products of choice should not exceed 3
fl. oz. (Any size liquids, gels and aerosols are allowed
if placed in checked baggage.) Be sure to reuse these
plastic sacks to cut down on waste.
Undoubtedly, we women feel the brunt of each regulation
with a little more vigor. From shampoo to body wash
and perfume to foundation, it seems much of our beauty
routine is liquid. So, from head to toe, products we
love are just as important on vacation as they are at
clean and earth-friendly with AETÓ Botanica’s
all natural and paraben and sulfate-free AETO-ette
Traveler Hair Spa On-The-Go and the AETO-ette
Traveler Hair & Body Spa collections. Made
up of different combinations of shampoo, conditioner,
contouring serum, body shampoo and body crème,
these travel products are available in convenient three
ounce containers, are not only a perfect fit in the
regulation quart-size zip bags, but contain stress-reducing,
natural fragrances. What’s more, the AETO Botanical’s
fortifying shampoo and conditioner is proven to reduce
hair breakage by 47% after just three uses. These travel
sets insure you don’t have to sacrifice refinement
for regulations and retail for $35 at littleposhshop.com.
while hair is important, it’s our faces that do
the talking. For travel, ditch heavy bottles of liquid
foundation and trade ‘em in for Physicians
Formula’s Organic Wear Pressed
Powder. This product’s 100% natural formula
is housed an attractive compact (complete with mirror
and brush) and provides all the coverage of your liquid
foundation with less liquid fuss. Organic jojoba oil
moisturizes while cornstarch serves to mattify the skin,
perfect for avoiding midday shine. Available in nine
various shades and even a translucent option, this face-saver
retails for $14 at physiciansformula.com.
has never been more important; so prevent burning with
the 2.6 oz. Soleo Organics Sunscreen SPF 30.
This travel-friendly sun blocker goes on smooth and
clear and contains no chemical UV-absorbers, titanium
dioxide or synthetic preservatives ($25 at saffronrouge.com).
Keep the kids happy and sunkissed with Children’s
Sunscreen from Weleda ($15 at
This mineral-based formula is both moisturizing and
water resistant and perfect for traveling tots.
real challenge, packing for the kids, has just gotten
a little simpler and a whole lot more organic. Housed
in clear, zippered packaging that’ll please even
the pickiest of pint-sized product aficionados, the
So Cozy flight kit delivers everything
kids need in way of good clean hygiene. Developer Cozy
Friedman knows that products geared toward adults are
simply too harsh for kids and created a comprehensive
set of five kid must-haves all in 2 oz. bottles. Tear-free,
gentle and fun scented, this kit contains shampoo, conditioner,
conditioning shampoo, detangler and swimmer’s
shampoo (specially formulated to restore moisture to
hair exposed to chlorine) not to mention a tiny rubber
ducky, just for fun.
because his enviable maintenance regimen includes little
more than a clean shave and quick deodorant slick, encourage
your man to be kissably smooth by packing him the 2.5
oz Weleda Non-Foaming Shaving Cream
($10 at shop.weleda.com).
Made with Goat's Milk and Almond Extract, combined with
floral extracts for sensitive skin, this all-natural
shaving cream will be his perfect travel companion,
next to you, of course.
Once products are carefully placed in their quart-size
plastic bags, make sure to keep them at the top of your
carry-on for easy access for airport personnel to inspect
and to avoid spills. Shampoo? Check. Conditioner? Check.
Sunscreen? Check. Green and glam on the go? Check, check.
With travel tips like this, it’s easy being green.
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