Travel hygiene is exactly what the term suggests – the upkeep, care, and maintenance of your personal hygiene while travelling. While the concept is not new, several people aren’t entirely aware of what constitutes as ‘personal hygiene’ and what they can do to maintain it. There are various novel products and ideas that are meant to help people to stay clean, fresh and away from potential diseases while travelling.
No matter what your mode of commute, travelling can be an absolute pain at times. Unfortunately, the state of affairs in India with reference to transport and travel is much worse than most other countries in the world. Whether you travel by road, rail, water or air, there are various hindrances that make your travel experience a nightmare. Imagine travelling by road on a state highway in the middle of Rajasthan’s vast deserts, with no convenient places to halt, have a healthy meal or answer nature’s call. Or being in the second-class compartment of an intercity or interstate train where the hygiene and cleanliness levels are unbelievably low. Or using the public toilets aboard a cruise or an aircraft.
The thing is, most places and vehicles are subject to a lot of dust, dirt, and mass usage, making them extremely unclean, contaminated and at times, infected. The same applies to roadside dhabas, public restrooms, and accommodation that is available on rent. Who knows how long it has been since someone used disinfectants and cleaned these places properly? Have you seen the quality of soaps that are generally kept in washrooms and next to washbasins? Add to that the pollutants present in the air, water and on different kinds of surfaces that you are exposed to while travelling. All in all, there is no denying the fact that travelling in India can be disastrous in terms of cleanliness, sanitation, and hygiene.
Seniority recognizes the need for you to stay healthy and clean while travelling. We have curated a list of handy travel hygiene products that can take care of such needs in a hassle-free manner. Read on!
8 Travel Hygiene Products for Frequent Travellers
From taking a piss to taking care of your skin, hygiene and convenience are of immense importance when you are outdoors. On that note, here is a list of handpicked products that are not only great for travellers but also perfect for everyday use at home, in college or at the office.
1. Standard Travel Hygiene Kit for Her - PeeBuddy
Ever heard of a travel hygiene kit? Well, we believe everyone must have this essential kit that packs some of the most important hygiene products for women. PeeBuddy is known as a female-friendly brand that offers the highest quality of hygiene products for those who spend time outdoors. From menstrual cramps and the hygiene of your intimate areas to skincare and underarm sweat, the ladies have a tougher time dealing with travel-related hygiene problems than men do. This complete travel hygiene kit includes the best of hygiene products that women can use when they are travelling. It contains a handy period pain-relief patch, intimate wipes, multi-use regular wipes, underarm sweat pads, and waste disposal bags.
2. Intimate Wash (Feminine Hygiene Foaming Wash) with Lavender Oil (100 ml) - SanNap
The hygiene of your intimate regions of the body is so important, whether you are travelling or not. It is essential that vaginal hygiene is taken seriously, right from a very young age, so that there is potential for infections, rashes or irritation of any kind. This convenient product from SanNap is specially designed for women, delivering a sense of freshness, cleanliness, and comfort. The intimate foaming wash (infused with tea tree and lavender oil) helps to maintain the pH balance of your intimate areas, cleansing them and protecting them from infections. The product also eliminates any odour-related bacteria and is a great replacement for your regular soap. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties ensure that you stay away from potentially-dangerous infections. Say goodbye to bad odour, itching, irritation and infections with this sulphate- and paraben-free foaming wash. The foaming pump action makes it extremely easy to use on the go and the product is safe for use even during pregnancy or menstruation.
3. Sanitary Disposal Bag - Sirona
Unfortunately, it is difficult to hunt for regular waste disposal bins in our country, let alone finding the right way to dispose of your used sanitary products. I LOVE CLEAN by Sirona is your saviour while travelling as this cute oxo-biodegradable and easily-disposable sanitary bags are made for the proper disposal of sanitary and intimate products. If you are looking for waste bags that can allow you to put away products that need discreet disposal (condoms, sanitary napkins, tampons, pantyliners, diapers, etc.), I LOVE CLEAN is just what you need. Made in India, these bags are very convenient to carry and help you avoid the hassle of finding plastic bags or rolling waste away into newspapers. Ecofriendly, leakage-proof and tamper-proof, Sirona’s sanitary disposal bags are available online at just Rs. 99!
4. Wet Wipes – Seni Care
Who doesn’t like wet wipes? They are so much better than using dry handkerchiefs, towels or paper napkins to wipe away sweat, natural oils and dirt/dust off your face. What’s more, they also make you feel fresh, hydrate the skin and drive fatigue away, especially on hot days. Seni Care’s refreshing wet wipes enable you to stay fresh and clean throughout the day, whether you are travelling, working or out for a picnic. With skin-friendly pH 5, these wipes are extremely gentle on your skin and can help soothe irritation. Enriched with Vitamin E and allantoin, these handy wet wipes by Seni Care is your perfect companion for hot summer days.
5. Hygienic Touch-Free Soap Dispenser
We all know the quality of liquid soaps used in public restrooms, don’t we? Half the time, the dispensers are broken, or the soap is mixed with water to make it last longer. Add to that the fact that hundreds of people touch and use this dispenser every day! This touch-free soap dispenser works on a sensor that can sense or identify the presence of your hand under it. It automatically dispenses an adequate amount of soap and makes it extremely convenient to use. No more fiddling with bottles, pressing substandard pumps or trying to squeeze out soap! Its touch-free operation makes it a more hygienic option compared to traditional soap dispensers. All you need to do is order the product, buy batteries and start using it!
6. Intimate Foaming Wash - inWi
Here is another fantastic intimate wash by inWi, a company known for its groundbreaking products. Trusted by many as one of the best feminine hygiene products with completely natural active ingredients, this fragrant foaming wash delivers intimate cleansing. With elements like sea buckthorn oil, calendula, and witch hazel extracts, it soothes your skin and relieves any preexisting itchiness or discomfort. The product’s anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for usage by any woman. It prevents bacterial growth in your intimate areas, eliminates vaginal odour and offers a one-of-a-kind pH balanced foaming wash. With 100% vegetarian ingredients like glycerin, castor oil, and tea tree oil, the product delivers effective cleansing, moisturization, and hydration, also slowing down the ageing process. Bid adieu to inflammation, acne, eczema, rashes, ulcers and unwanted discharge. All you need to do is take some of the foam on your palm and apply it gently on your intimate wet skin. Rinse it with water and softly dab it dry. Take care of your vaginal hygiene with this phenomenal foaming wash, available at just Rs. 210!
7. Waterproof Toilet Seat Cover – Pack of 3 – PeeBuddy
Nobody likes to use public toilets, especially when you can see the seat is unclean and stained. Apart from the fact that it is plain disgusting to use dirty toilets, there is also a huge chance that you might catch an infection (skin infection, urinary tract infection, etc.). Contaminated toilet seats are home to millions of unseen bacteria, viruses, and germs that can cause serious damage to your skin and body. Here is a handy product that can help avoid direct contact with the toilet seat. Disposable and convenient, these waterproof toilet seat covers by PeeBuddy are great to have especially while travelling long distances. Available in a pack of three (15 sheets), these 100% waterproof covers keep infections and communicable diseases at bay and help you take better care of your personal hygiene. Made from high-quality soft tissue sheets, these toilet seat covers can be placed on dry/wet surfaces. They are very easy to carry and dispose of. Order them online now and say hello to infection-free, germ-free and better public toilet experiences!
8. Flushable Toilet Seat Cover (20 Pieces) – Pack of 5 – PeeBuddy
PeeBuddy’s Flushable Toilet Seat Cover is a convenient solution to avoid direct contact with unhygienic public toilet seats. Paper-based, biodegradable, ecofriendly and easily disposable, these seat covers are extremely lightweight and can fit in your purse, bag or even your pockets! Ideal for all kinds of public toilet seats, the product is easy to use. All you need to do is take one sheet, tear the flap given in the center, place it over the toilet seat with the flap hanging at the front (inside the commode). Once you are done using the cover, you can flush it down the toilet or dispose of it in the garbage bag or bin. One pack consists of 20 seat covers, so you can rest assured it will last you for long trips, too!
Is Bharat really Swachh?
From the streets and restaurants to public transport and public restrooms – it is best to take care of yourself when you are out in the open or when travelling.
While we have seen the emergence of many new public toilets, an increased number of garbage bins, bifurcation of trash in bigger cities, cleanliness campaigns across the country and awareness amongst the general populace, the truth of the matter remains that we are eons behind as a country when it comes to basic things like sanitation and hygiene. It is important that each individual does something about it to make the change happen. But in the meanwhile, why let your body suffer because of unfavourable environments?
Don’t compromise on your health, hygiene, and sanitation. Explore Seniority’s wide range of hygiene products for women and men. Place your orders online, and we will ship them to your doorstep at no extra cost!
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