The significance of a hygiene kit is indisputable. It’s fully-equipped with the fundamental things you’ll need in whatever escapade you’ll embark in. Because of how handy it is, you can practically bring it anywhere with you.
But with the breadth of the wellness and beauty products available in the Philippines, it’s easy to be overwhelmed the moment you step inside a store. What exactly do you need to buy? And how can you fit all those things in your bag?
If you’re perplexed, then don’t fret. You don’t need to have dozens and dozens of products with you. This post will tackle some of the basic things that should be in your hygiene kit.
When Will You Need a Hygiene Kit?
Different people have various reasons for needing one. Here are some scenarios when a hygiene kit will be extremely convenient.
- You’re suddenly summoned to spend the night at your friend’s—or relative’s—house. Or maybe your weekend retreat to the beaches is impending.
- You want to have a hygiene kit prepared in case of an emergency, especially during natural disasters, such as typhoons and earthquakes. (It never hurts to conjure the girl scout or boy scout in you—you’ll never know when these dire circumstances will arise.)
- You’re constantly commuting on the road, and you yearn desperately to look presentable, even while you’re braving the scorching heat, even while you’re in the midst of a ruthless traffic. No one wants dirt and perspiration—and the icky sensation that comes with it—to linger on our bodies for too long
The Essential Toiletries
For the first two instances, here are the things that should be in your kit:
- Dental items (toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouthwash)
- Toilet paper
- Towels (for washing and drying)
- Cotton pads/ balls
- Skin care items (such as facial wash and moisturizer)
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Nail cutters
- Medicine (if you’re taking any)
- First-aid items
Other additional items for women are:
- Sanitary napkins
- Feminine wash
- Hair ties
And for men:
- Shaving cream
In order to save some space, pack your things in a bag that has several compartments. You can also opt to put the products (especially the liquid ones) in smaller or travel-sized bottles. You can also cut the soap in tinier pieces.
If you just want to be primed for your daily journey along the traffic-riddled roads, however, then you’ll need less things in your arsenal. Here are the key products you should have:
- Hand wash
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Sanitary napkins (for ladies)
- Makeup (for ladies)
Don’t be overwhelmed next time you head to the nearest store to purchase your hygiene needs, even though the stores selling wellness and beauty products here in the Philippines are usually well-supplied with items—and the rows and rows of shelves can, needless to say, easily render you at a loss.
The first thing that you should take into consideration is why you’ll be needing a hygiene kit, and for how long you’ll be using it. Use this list as a guide, and tweak it according to your own personal needs.