The 8 Best Travel Toiletry Bottles of 2022, Tested by Travel Experts

We found Liquisnugs' bottles to be the best, but there are many good options

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Using toiletry bottles when traveling allows you to bring your favorite beauty products in a checked bag when flying. Properly sized containers will meet TSA guidelines of a capacity of 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less, allowing you to carry your toiletries on board. Reusable bottles not only make for a more environmentally friendly way to travel, but they also help keep your suitcase clean by securing toiletries safely while in transit. Before buying travel toiletry bottles, think about what types of beauty products you like to use so you know which types of bottles and applicators you'll need.

Here are our top picks for the best travel toiletry bottles available.

Best Overall

Liquisnugs Premium - 100% Guaranteed Leak Proof Silicone Travel Bottles

5
Leak Proof Silicone Travel Bottles For Toiletries

Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • Large mouth for easy filling and squeezing

  • Simple organization solutions

  • Suction cups let you stick them to walls

  • Leakproof guarantee

What We Don't Like
  • No color options

LiquiSnugs is known for its well-made, leakproof bottles, and our testers were impressed with this pack. We found them super easy to fill thanks to an inch-wide mouth; squeezing the liquids out was also easy. The handy labels around the cap will keep you from getting your shampoo and conditioner confused if they look very similar in the clear bottles, and there's also a twistable loop ring just above the cap that you can change to remember what's what. We appreciated the suction cup on the back of each bottle, which means you don't have to sit your travel bottles on the shower floor and kick them around in a tiny hotel shower; instead, you can suction them to the wall. The bottles are small, compact, and durable: There were no leaks after we stuffed these in a suitcase within a plastic bag and tossed it off the tallest point of our 9-foot ladder. Best of all, the company feels so strongly about their products that they offer travelers a 100 percent leak-proof guarantee in case of any drips en route—just let the company know if you have issues, and they’ll give you a full refund.

Note that we only tested shampoo and not anything oil-based, which some reviewers claim creates issues with silicone.

Price at time of publish: $20

Number of bottles: 4 | Capacity: 2 bottles of 3 fluid ounces, 2 bottles of 2 fluid ounces

liquisnugs

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Best Budget

Morfone 16 Pack Travel Bottles

4.8
morfone travel bottles

Morfone/Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    4.5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • 16 pieces for a great price

  • Multiple container types

  • Included bag

What We Don't Like
  • Squeezing from tube bottles could be easier

One of our lab testers summed up this Morfone set nicely: "I really liked this set of toiletry bottles. They come in fun colors and a large number of pieces, and for the price, it can't be beat." She noted how easy the bottles are to fill, and she appreciated the included bag, which stands upright on its own. The spray bottle sprays nicely, and the jars come with spatulas to make lotions and creams easy to get out. None of the bottles showed leaks or damage when shaken or pressed, and the jars feature secondary caps to prevent spilling.

She did note some difficulty squeezing product out of the tubes once they were running low. And note that despite the name, there are actually 10 bottles in this set; the other six pieces are accessories like cleaners and labels. But the number of pieces for the price—and good overall performance on our tests—make this set worth it.

Price at time of publish: $23

Number of bottles: 10, plus 6 accessories | Capacity: Varies among 4 bottles (2 large, 2 small), 4 jars (2 large, 2 small), 2 spray bottles, 2 scoopers, 1 funnel, 1 cleaning brush, 1 page of 24 labels, and 1 bag

morfone travel jar

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Best Single Bottle

Humangear GoToob+ Silicone Travel Bottle

5
humangear travel toiletry bottle

Humangear/Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • Food-safe, FDA-approved silicone

  • Easy to fill

What We Don't Like
  • Leakproof cap not immediately intuitive

If you like to get a very precise amount out of a container—ideal for when you’re using expensive hair products or only need a drop of serum—squeezable silicone tubes are your best option. This bottle is also FDA-approved food safe and 100 percent BPA-free, PC-free, and phthalate-free, so you can bring your favorite condiments with you while you travel, too. Our testers noted that the leakproof flap really does its job and keeps everything inside. There was also a leakproof flag, which felt a bit like overkill at first, but it does add peace of mind for travelers. We noticed no damage to the bottle after we slid it into a plastic bag and stuffed it into an overly packed suitcase, and dropped it from the ladder—similar to any issues that might occur when your checked luggage gets on and off a plane. We also liked how wide the mouth of the bottle was, which made it easy to add liquids.

The only negative from our tester: "The leakproof cap feels secure but isn't the most intuitive item to use. I had to follow instructions to figure out why a piece of the cap slid out to the side. At first, I thought it was to awkwardly hang the bottle, but then realized that it slides up over the top (like a chin strap) to keep the flip-top from opening up."

Note: If you do want more than one, this bottle is available in a set of three.

Price at time of publish: $8

Number of bottles: 1 | Capacity: 4 options: 1.7, 2.5, 3.4, or 6 fluid ounces

humangear travel toiletry bottle

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Best for Perfume

D-Lotus Refillable Perfume Atomizer

5
d-lotus perfume atomizer

D-Lotus/Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • Efficient filling system that wastes no perfume

  • Excellent spray functionality

  • Two-color set

What We Don't Like
  • A little confusing the first time

Perfume can be pricey, so you'll want to be sure to get yours in line with TSA liquid requirements. This budget-friendly, two-atomizer set is a worthwhile investment to protect your signature scent, and it comes in two colors to make it easy to separate your fragrances. It took us a bit to figure out how it works, but once we did, we loved it. You pull the body off to reveal the glass container underneath, the bottom of which fits easily onto the nozzle of a perfume bottle; just push down slightly, and the glass container fills in about two seconds. This is super convenient since you don’t have to actually pour anything, so you won’t waste any product. It sprays really nicely, too: The spray covers a large surface area, but it comes out gently, so you get the perfect amount of product with each spray. There's no need to lug around a whole bottle of perfume, hand sanitizer, or other sprays if you don't have to. You could even fill it with product to leave in a guest bathroom.

Price at time of publish: $22

Number of bottles: 2 | Capacity: 0.17 fluid ounces each

atomizer

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Best Soap Case

Matador FlatPak Soap Bar Case

5
matador soap case

Matador/Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • Waterproof but breathable fabric

  • Fits multiple soap bar sizes

  • Secure sealing

What We Don't Like
  • Some consumers might not find it a necessity

You might swear by your own bar of soap. Or maybe you've gone plastic-free and use shampoo and conditioner bars. Whatever the case, if you're bringing a beauty bar with you, Matador’s FlatPak soap bar bag is the way to go. It's made from a waterproof but breathable Cordura fabric that keeps any extra liquid inside while still giving the bar enough ventilation to dry out. The bag closes with a roll-top closure secured by a buckle, and it weighs less than half an ounce. Plus, you can attach it to a backpack or carry-on straps if the case is wet and you need it to dry.

The price might seem high when you could just use a plastic bag, but this is a more sustainable option that will last longer than a Ziploc. Our testers loved the light weight and the simple but effective sealing.

Price at time of publish: $24

Number of containers: 1 | Size: 4 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches

matador flatpak soap bar case

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Best Color Options

Hestia Silicone Travel Bottles

4.8
hestia travel bottles

Hestia/Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    4.5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • Very easy to fill and squeeze

  • Included bag

  • Attractive set

What We Don't Like
  • No labeling system

  • Could use mini spatula for jars

The dual-colored squeezable bottles in this set are a breeze to fill, thanks to a slightly wider opening when you twist to open. Plus, it's nice that the set has smaller jars for smaller toiletries you might want to bring along and not push into a squeezable bottle like eye cream or face scrub. This set also performed well on our durability tests, showing no sign of damage or leakage. Bonus: It's a pretty good value for six pieces, plus a bag.

Even though it has multiple pieces, you won't find any accessories in the set. There's no labeling on any bottle, so you'll have to use a color-coding system or your own labels to remember what container has your body wash, which one has your conditioner, or which one has your face wash. There's also no good way to fill the small jars unless you're squeezing something into them. The set could use a small spatula or spoon to transfer whatever you need into the containers.

Price at time of publish: $15

Number of bottles: 6 | Capacity: 2 bottles of 3 fluid ounces, 2 bottles of 2 fluid ounces, and 2 small jars

Hestia travel toiletry bottles

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Best for Skincare Afficionados

Globegear Travel Bottles & TSA Approved Clear Quart Size Bag

4.5
Travel Bottles & TSA Approved Clear Quart Size Bag

Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Leakproofness
    4.5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • Included clear bag

  • Variety of bottle types

What We Don't Like
  • Manufacturer occasionally changes bottle types in the set, so check before buying

This seven-piece set is comprehensive enough to let you bring your 10-step skincare routine on the road. Having a pump bottle and a spray bottle are luxuries that you don't always get within a set like this, and the included labels make it easy to keep everything straight. Plus, the set comes with three small tools (a mini spatula, a mini funnel, and a mini dropper) to help move all your high-value cosmetics and skincare items into and out of the bottles.

We found the pump bottle helpful, but there's no way to secure that, so if it gets pressed, you might be out of luck and have product all over your clothes and bag. We recommend keeping that in the plastic bag the set comes with or another plastic bag. That said, the set performed well in our durability tests.

Price at time of publish: $19

Number of bottles: 6 | Capacity: Varies

globegear travel toiletry bottles

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Trendiest Set

Cadence Weekender Bundle

4.8
cadence weekender bundle

Cadence

Our Ratings
  • Ease of Use
    4.5/5
  • Leakproofness
    5/5
  • Durability
    5/5
What We Like
  • A rare case of innovation in the travel toiletry bottle game

  • Cool style

What We Don't Like
  • Can't squeeze liquids out

  • Lids difficult to remove at first

The color and shape of these trendy containers make them so eye-catching, and the magnetic sides and labels make them convenient to keep together and tag correctly. Given their small capacity, they're a wonderful option for short trips. Our testers noted the impressive strength of the magnetization, so they will likely stay together during travel for the most part. And if you accidentally put your shampoo in the container labeled conditioner, you can just swap the labels. They're also made of some super thick plastic, so they will certainly last a long time.

We did have some extreme difficulty opening the lids at first. We didn't know if they were magnetic, pull off, or twist off, and after much twisting and turning, we finally found that they were twist off. They were easier to open and close after that initial open, but it was very strenuous (seemingly impossible) getting the lids off for the first time. It didn't help that the containers are shaped like a hexagon, which isn't grip-friendly. And since you can't squeeze these, we'd have liked to see an included spatula or scoop of some sort.

Price at time of publish: $84

Number of bottles: 6 | Capacity: 1 fluid ounce each

Cadence Weekender Bundle

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Other Options We Tested

Dolovemk Luxury Refillable Bottles Set: While this set is attractive and performed fine on the durability and leak-proof tests, we found it too difficult to use. "It comes with way too many spray bottles and not nearly enough jars and containers for other liquids," one tester noted. She added, "It isn't functional for people trying to travel who need to pack their health and beauty products in a carry-on."

The Travando Hanging Toiletry Bag & Liquid Bottle Set and Nalgene Travel Kit both performed solidly on our tests but unfortunately have since been unavailable for purchase.

Final Verdict

For a quality set of travel toiletry bottles with labels, easy filling and squeezing, and suction cups to let you stick them to a bathroom wall, we recommend the LiquiSnugs Premium - 100% Guaranteed Leak Proof Silicone Travel Bottles. For something super trendy, try the Cadence Weekender Bundle.

Product Selection

Our writers and editors chose the best travel toiletry bottles on the market. We tried to cover all bottle types for different uses, from simple jars to squeeze bottles, from soap bags to perfume atomizers. We tried to cover a range of prices as well, with the cheapest option on our list a single bottle for under $8 and the most expensive one a trendy, Instagram-famous set for close to $80.

How We Tested

In addition to recording how many pieces came in a set and the capacity of the bottles, we tested for the attributes we find most important in travel toiletry bottles: ease of use, leakproofness (perhaps a made-up word by us), and durability.

First, we filled the bottles, noting how easy or difficult it was to do so and avoid spilling. Then we recorded the difficulty of neatly squeezing out the liquid. Is it clean, or does it make a mess?

Next, with liquid still inside, we closed the bottles and shook, squeezed, and otherwise rattled them. We noted whether there was any leakage or damage to the bottles.

Finally, we packed the filled bottles in a Ziploc bag. We put the bag in a packed suitcase and pushed the suitcase off of a ladder. We opened the suitcase and inspected the bottles, looking for any leakage or damage.

What to Look for in Travel Toiletry Bottles

Capacity

You'll want to choose travel toiletry bottles that give you enough space for all the liquids, gels, creams, etc., you want to bring. But you'll also want to be sure that the bottles meet the TSA liquid requirements (containers 3.4 fluid ounces and under) if you are carrying the toiletries on a plane with you. You can carry larger bottles in checked luggage, but if you want to bring lots of toiletries in a carry-on, look for a set with multiple bottles.

Leakproofness

Keeping the liquids securely inside the container is perhaps the single most important duty of a travel toiletry bottle. You'll want to be positive that any caps twist or snap on tightly, and keep an eye out for secondary caps for added assurance. Some products come with a leakproof guarantee, and many sets come with an included bag for all the bottles. All the items included on our list performed well in our durability tests and showed no signs of leakage or damage.

Bottle Types

Be sure to keep in mind what types of liquids, creams, gels, etc., you plan to travel with, and purchase your bottles accordingly. A squeeze tube is good for shampoo or conditioner but not so good for contact solution. Perfumes and colognes require a spray bottle. If you are looking to bring your whole toiletry routine in reusable bottles, then we recommend purchasing a set.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the TSA's liquid size limit for carry-on luggage?

    The official TSA website says, "You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. Placing these items in the small bag and separating them from your carry-on baggage facilitates the screening process." You can bring larger bottles in your checked luggage.

  • Do travel toiletries have to be in clear bottles?

    No. The bottles can be any color or transparency as long as they adhere to the capacity guidelines detailed above.

Why Trust TripSavvy

Chris Abell is the senior commerce editor at TripSavvy. He has worked in the travel space for years, with previous stops writing for Travel + Leisure and helping found a travel startup, among other ventures. Chris and other TripSavvy team members selected these products, worked together to design these tests, and carried them out in the TripSavvy Testing Lab, taking copious notes in the process. The testing team included Meg Lappe, Associate Editorial Director at Dotdash Meredith, Commerce; Taylor Rock, Commerce Editor for The Spruce; and Jalyn Robinson, Editorial Assistant at TripSavvy.

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