I founded Flung, in part, because I wanted to disentangle the concept of travel from that of aspirational luxury. My go-to travel products reflect that philosophy. They’re practical, reliable, occasionally indulgent, and worth what they cost. I’ll spend for a truly superior product, but I don’t think all superior products cost a lot. This makes for the assortment you see in the image above, of my four most tried-and-trusted travel products–these are the ones that go on every trip with me. And we’re giving them away on Instagram.
About the products…
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo: Of all the technological advances of the past 25 years, the advent of dry shampoo changed my life most (Apple products included). It transformed me from a fine-haired woman who had to wash her hair every day to one who can make it three or even four days between washes. This saves untold hours while traveling. Drybar’s Detox version is the best I’ve tried, and I’ve tried lots of them.
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure-Castille Soap: I long ago concluded that no product works better on my face and skin than Dr. Bronner’s. It’s a two-in-one product for me, making it perfect for travel. The peppermint is the most invigorating–important when you’re fighting jetlag or general travel fatigue. And in a pinch, it can work for washing clothes.
Aesop Hand Sanitizer: This probably doesn’t work any better than Purell, which works great, but Aesop’s product smells so much better that at $10, it makes for an affordable indulgence that has given me many a contented moment on the road.
Papier d’Armenie perfume strips: You know that weird tangy-musty smell your clothes get when left in a closed suitcase for many hours? Place a strip from this packet in your luggage and everything will smell like a dream instead when you arrive at your destination. (I also put them in my drawers at home.)