This may sound like old news to you, but I’ve just recently realized the greatness of paper soap on the road!! You know those super thin sheet of paper you can wash your hands with? You don’t?!? Than read on…
No doubt you are the type of person to wash your hands once your little (or big) business is done. Washing your hands is one of the most important thing you can do to stay healthy on the road. But despite your motivation, it is sometimes rather tricky. How many bathrooms have you visited where the soap dispenser was empty? More than you can count, I’m sure!!
That’s when paper soap comes handy!
What is paper soap? Oh, just a little sheet, thinner that paper, super dehydrated soap. Once mixed with water, it simply behaves like regular soap.
Travelling with Hand Soap is a great way to keep your hygiene on track. I recently bought the Sea and Summit pocket hand wash and I love it!
Not all brand are created equals. I like the Sea to Summit ones because they are phosphate and paraben free and biodegradable.
This soap is not liquid, so putting it in your handbag or carry-on isn’t an issue at airport security checks.
So far, I used one of those little sheet in:
- an airport bathroom
- several highway bathrooms
- a few restaurant bathrooms (a few is too many!)
- a dance club! Yes, I took a few sheet in my tiny purse that evening and I’m so glad I did!!
- on a hike, where I used only half of sheet to make sure I could rince my hands property without using too much water
As you can see, it’s been a very useful purchase! I now keep this little box in my purse all the time!
Depending on the brand you will chose, you will also find sheets of paper soap for ‘specialized’ use like: body wash, shampoo, conditioner and even shaving soap. I haven’t tried those, as I prefer to travel with my favorite organic products which I simply put in travel size containers.
However, the other soap I did buy, is the Laundry Soap.
I used it during our road trip around Brittany and it worked great. I used 2 or 3 sheets to wash a few underwear, socks and one t-shirt. Even when using more than one sheet, it looked to me of great value considering the price of liquid detergent. And in any case, the gain in weight and space is totally worth it.
Now if you want to take your laundry on the road to the next level, the Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag is for you.
What is this? It’s a bag to wash your clothes in, of course!
It’s super tiny when folded, it weights nothing, it can achieve machine quality washing results in just 3 minutes. It is made of “durable microbial- and hydrolysis-resistant polyether TPU” (what ever that means!!) and inside there are little nodules that perform the work of the wash board.
The Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag seems ideal when you want to travel light and wash on the go. I don’t own one, but I will get one asap!!
The only downside of the above paper soaps? They are not very fun! They maybe look a bit too techie or even manly.
For a super girly alternative, consider getting some colorful confetti soap. Find a nice little box of your own where you’re going to stock a rainbow like mix and match of the precious little sheets. And voilà! Each time you need to wash your hand, chose the color and scent you fancy in that moment!
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This is not a sponsored post! It may look like one, but I promise it isn’t! I just really like my little paper soaps and wanted to tell you about it!
The links above are Amazon affiliated links. I use them so you can easily find the products I’m telling you about. If you decide to purchase some of these soaps on Amazon and you click on the links provided, I will get a small commission, without any extra cost to you.
Hey, you! DYI lovers!! You can do those paper soaps yourself, you know!!
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