Packing tips: 5 vacation essentials to pack in your toiletry bag


The summer season is finally here, which means we can finally start to get excited about our upcoming mini-breaks, getaways and big sun vacations!

Given how dreary the last couple of years have been, we can’t wait to relax in the sun for a bit, open up some exciting new reading, and enjoy some fresh vitamin D.

For many of us, it’s been quite a while since our last big vacation and we might be feeling a little rusty when it comes to all the packing palava. So we decided to jog our memory by sharing our top tips for packing that important toiletry bag, highlighting some super important essentials.

  1. Extra strength deodorant

Let’s be honest, the Irish weren’t necessarily cut out for warmer climates. When traveling to hot countries, don’t forget to pack your extra-strength deodorant – after all, no one wants to be caught smelling moldy cheese while admiring the beauty of the Colosseum.

  1. SPF Factor 50

Years ago it might have been cool not to use sunscreen while you lay around in the sun trying to tan, but nowadays we know better. Not only does sunburn dramatically affect your chances of developing skin cancer, it’s also terrible for your skin in terms of accelerating the signs of aging and the development of wrinkles. Therefore, you really should incorporate SPF into your daily skin care routine, especially when you are on vacation or in the sun.

  1. Insect repellent and antihistamine cream

Keep midges away and help soothe itchy insect bites by applying a little of your handy insect repellent or antihistamine cream. They are truly essential for vacations, especially if you are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors in the great outdoors or lounging by the pool.

  1. Mini skincare.

If you’re a skincare junkie like us, you probably never go a night without applying at least a handful of your favorite skincare products, lotions, and potions. However, trying to fit every large item in your toiletry bag for the weekend can be very difficult. That’s where mini travel size skincare comes in handy!

The Little Green Angel Starter Bag is a must have and amazing value at just £23.00 for £45.00 of beautiful skincare. Luxury vacation essentials include 50ml Toner, 30ml Cleanser, 30ml Daily Moisturizer and 30ml Tea Tree Rescue Cream.

Handmade in Ireland, these moisturizing care formulas are suitable for all skin types and can be used morning and night. Plus, they’re nicely presented in a handy, travel-friendly drawstring bag.

  1. Bath and shower beauties

To complete your vacation skincare regimen, Green Angel offers luxury bath beauties, which will quickly become travel essentials. The Little Green Angel Overnight Bag contains four 30ml overnight essentials in a reusable canvas bag. Each contains a potent blend of hand-harvested organic seaweed with superb essential oils for a refreshing shower or a long luxurious bath.

Try Green Angel Spicy Algae Shower Gel with Lavender and Tangerine for an invigorating boost. Follow with Seaweed Body Lotion, infused with neroli and chamomile, to help hydrate skin.

Beautiful Seaweed Shampoo and Hair Conditioning Serum, with Lavender and Neroli, are a deliciously scented, high-performance hair care duo that makes traveling in style easy.

Versatile and at an unbeatable price, the Little Green Angel Overnight Bag is a must-have for weekend getaways, business trips, and people on the go, whether at the gym or hiking to the countryside.

The Little Green Angel Starter Bag and The Green Angel Overnight Bag are available at and in the Green Angel flagship store in Wicklow. You can also buy them nationwide from Green Angel stockists, including pharmacies and at select department stores such as Avoca, Dunnes Stores, Shaw’s and Kilkenny Shop.


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