4 Ways to Get Around the TSA 311 Rule

Traveling light has always been the key to travel. Still, it is not always easy to fit all belongings into a 22″ x 14″ x 9″ bag, especially when it comes to liquids. We all know the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has strict rules permitting travelers to carry only 3 oz. liquid bottles. But did you know you can bring as many you want, if they all fit into one 1-quart zip top bag? Here are some tips on how to get around the TSA 311 rule.

Get Solid Products

shampooLush is an international brand that makes handmade beauty products and some of them were created to be TSA-friendly. Its solid shampoo, for example, is a must have. A colorful disc shape soap-like bar, combined with traditional conditioner, will save you even more space than a normal 3oz. bottle. One item is $10 and can be found either online, or at a store.

Honey House Naturals offers an all-natural bee bar hand & body-lotion for $11.99. The particular Vanilla lotion contains a unique blend of natural oils to relieve dry skin often caused by the high altitudes reached during your flights. The bar lasts about six months with frequent use, the small one six weeks.

L’Occitane created a popular solid perfume available for $12. You can choose between rose, cherry blossom, or pivoine flora. It’s a smart way to carry your fragrance with you, no matter where you go.

Switch To Wipes

Dermae is a new, natural facial wipes line great for replenishing moisture to the skin after exposure to the sun, salt water, and chlorine. If you’re looking for any easy way to eliminate any acne causing bacteria, the Very Clear Oil-Free Acnes Wipes might be ideal for you. Retail price for each 25 count pouch is $7.99. All wipes are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, cruelty-free, 100 percent vegan and compostable, and the package is fully recyclable.

Heading to a country full of mosquitoes? Be prepared and get the OFF! Deep Woods Mosquito Repellent Wipes on Amazon.

Another smart one to carry whether you have a baby or not are baby wipes to clean surfaces, hands, and everything else you just want to sanitize a bit.

beeGet A Travel Kit

If you still need to bring liquids, you can put together your own travel kit. You can also buy them at drug stores such as CVS or Walgreens, but 3floz.com has a whole selection of TSA-friendly options.

If you don’t want to go through every single product, you can find make-up, hair, body care, or mixed voyage kits at Sephora. The prices depend on the products purchased.

Buy As You Go

One way to get through TSA lines without any hassle is to simply get everything you need when  you arrive at your destination. Hotels often provide you with the basic shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.

Some hotels even offer powdered toothpaste, which you can take with you on your return. Simply ask your hotel or check the website to see if they can provide you with some upon your arrival.

If you’re flying to a destination where you know it will be easy to get liquid products, purchase them once you land. It’s one way to shop local and avoid going over the TSA limit. If you aren’t sure about options in the area, you can always check with your hotel in advance. Ask if there are smaller, independent boutiques or shops nearby and check their listings online.

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By Lavinia Pisani for PeterGreenberg.com