How To Pack An Eco-friendly Holiday Wash Bag


United by an appreciation for our beautiful planet, it feels like everyone in the UK is enjoying a summer holiday! Finally, we can now begin to satisfy the intense wanderlust that we’ve been sitting on over the past few months.


With flights booked and a holiday wardrobe styled, it’s time to fill your wash bag with sustainable products that leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated on the go.  Combining eco-conscious travel with luxury beauty, here are our top tips for packing an environmentally-friendly wash bag. 



Choose chemical-free, natural hair care products


Keep your hair feeling luxuriously soft and avoid generating unnecessary plastic waste by saying no to the complimentary toiletries offered by your hotel. Instead, pack your favourite bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your suitcase or decant the products into travel-size containers for your hand luggage.


Nereus London Essential Care Shampoo and Conditioner placed on towels

When looking for hair care products to protect and strengthen your hair no matter the temperature or climate, look out for plastic-free shampoo and conditioner that are paraben-free, sulphate-free and silicone-free. These chemicals can strip away the natural moisture in your hair and leave it feeling limp and lifeless.


Natural hair care products, on the other hand, are kind to both your hair and the planet. The Nereus London Australian Buddha Wood Shampoo & Conditioner Set is the perfect addition to any eco-conscious wash bag for this very reason, offering a moisturising hair care experience without the environmental impact.


Opt for gentle, plastic-free skincare products


It’s not uncommon for your skin to feel dry or to break out when you travel. Any change to your beauty routine or environment can stop your skin from feeling and looking its best. Avoid this by packing your tried-and-tested cleansers, toners and moisturisers and keeping up your normal skincare routine.


If you need to purchase travel-size products, choose sun creams, scrubs and toothpaste that are free from microplastics. You should also look for products that come in recyclable or biodegradable packaging to avoid generating more unnecessary plastic waste.

Nereus London haircare products in a clear wash bag


If you haven’t already, now is the time to switch from face wipes to reusable bamboo pads. Bamboo pads can be used to apply and remove facial products, including makeup, and won’t need to be thrown away after just one use.

Pack revitalising, natural body care products


After hours in the ocean, you’ll welcome a revitalising shower to freshen up before dinner. It’s important to find a natural body wash for your next holiday, as synthetic chemicals combined with harsh water can leave your skin feeling dry and itchy. Sourcing body care products with natural fragrances, such as our zingy Madagascan Pink Pepper Body Wash, is also much kinder to the planet.


Don’t forget to pack an eco-friendly deodorant to keep you feeling fresh throughout the day. There are many great options available, so look for one that is completely plastic-free and naturally fragranced.


When packing your wash bag, search for plastic-free products and packaging. Many single-use items, such as disposable razors, will end up in the bin after your holiday, whereas reusable products can be used time and time again.


Nereus London haircare products in a suitcase

The smallest changes can often have the largest impact, and filling your wash bag with eco-conscious beauty products is a simple yet effective way to encourage sustainable travel. Think about all those small plastic bottles of hand sanitiser, where do they end up? Our Eucalyptus & Fresh Ginger Antibacterial Hand Gel will leave your hands moisturised and smelling like you just left a luxury spa. We all know great smells reminds us of the fantastic holidays we have all been on. 


Our plastic-free beauty products exist to prove that you don’t need to choose between a luxurious hygiene routine and sustainability, with naturally-sourced ingredients and innovative plastic-free packaging.


Ready to fill your holiday wash bag with the Nereus London range? Browse our luxury hair and body care products today.