Travel Tips for a “Beauty- full” Vacation

Carry-On EssentialsAccording to an article in USA Today, according to a review of about 50,000 complaints, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) paid passengers $3 million over the last five years for claims that airport security screeners broke, lost or stole their luggage or items inside.1  Just last month (May 13, 2016) a reported 3000 bags were lost after a TSA baggage screening system went offline.2  Now, if that isn’t enough to scare you out of checking your baggage before your next trip…we don’t know what is!

Experts suggest that the best way to avoid having this happen to you is to travel with carry-on baggage only.  While we realize that this is not always possible, at the very least, pack key personal care and travel size items in your carry-on bag so you can continue your trip if your checked bags are lost or delayed.3

To be taken in a carry-on bag, your beauty items should fit in a sealed bag like the one pictured above for our White Ginger To-Go Kit. 

Perfumes, lotions, shampoos and other liquid or cream cosmetics fall under TSA’s 3-1-1 rule. The 3-1-1 rule goes like this:  to be taken in a carry-on bag, all liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3.4 ounce or smaller containers that fit in 1 sealed zip-top plastic bag, with only 1 bag per passenger.4   Here are our tips for making your next vacation “beauty-full” and stress free:

All personal care items in your carry-on should be in containers under 3.4 oz  like the 2.5 oz bottles featured in our Island Escapes Travel Petal Soft Lotion Kit.


  • LotionsMoisturizersbody oils,  or lotions should also meet TSA requirements.  We recommend 2.25oz travel size bottles.
  • Gels – When packing for travel, it’s always great to have multi-tasking products that do double-duty like our TerraNova 2.25oz travel size shower and bath gels that can be used for shower, bath, or as a shave gel for a nic-free shave.

Follow these tips and keep your next getaway stress free!  Bon Voyage! 🙂

1 “Lost, stolen, broken: TSA pays millions for bag claims, USA TODAY investigation finds,” USA,

2 “3,000 bags lost after TSA baggage screening system goes offline,” 2News WDTN,
3 “Top 10 airline baggage tips,”,
4″Traveling With Style and Beauty Products Through the Checkpoint,” The TSA Blog,

2 thoughts on “Travel Tips for a “Beauty- full” Vacation

  1. Hello Nicole. Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the Waterpetals fragrance has been discontinued. We have a few other fragrances that have similar notes that may appeal to you: Oceana, Lotus Blush, or Fig & Sambac. Take a look at them. If you’d like to sample any, please contact us at and let us know which ones you’re interested in sampling and your mailing address. Thank you!


  2. Do you still have Water Petals fragrance? I can’t seem to find it. I hope it is not gone forever!


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