5 Innovative Hygienic Camping Products for Women

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One of the most relevant aspects associated with backpacking and camping is minimalism. The entire adventure requires you to leave most of your things at home and rely on just a few essentials that will let you survive a few days outdoors. Backpacking and camping do not also give you adequate space for all your feminine hygiene products. In fact, there are instances when the areas you visited do not come with shower facilities and restrooms.

However, this should not be the reason for you to neglect your hygiene. You need to maintain proper camping hygiene because aside from being a good gesture to the people around you, wiping off grime and dirt before sleeping in your tent and sleeping bag can make you feel good and refreshed after a long and tiring day.

Now, the question is how to prep for feminine hygiene needs on your next camping or backpacking adventures? You can answer that by ensuring that you have the following hygienic products designed for women who love to camp and enjoy outdoor adventures in your bag.

 

Menstrual Cup

Camping or backpacking on your period can be extremely uncomfortable. Fortunately, you can now use a menstrual cup to make the experience more manageable and stress-free. Having a menstrual cup around can even make you realize that camping during your period is not actually a big deal. One advantage of menstrual cups over tampons is that they are more lightweight, making them beneficial for those who would like to pack light.

The menstrual cup also eliminates waste. It prevents you from dealing with the difficulty associated with the disposal of sanitary towels and tampons since you just have to empty its contents in a hole. After that, you just have to rinse the menstrual cup using clean water then insert it again. The whole process is completely hassle-free.

 

Biodegradable Soap

Make sure that you include biodegradable soap within your hygienic camping products each time you decide to go out on a trip. Avoid the fancy soap you often use at home. It is because it often carries harmful chemicals that might harm or pollute not only your campsite but also your main source of water.

To avoid that, go for a biodegradable soap. It should be concentrated, all-purpose and organic. It is also helpful to pack a liquid biodegradable soap because it is lightweight while still helping you practice good camping hygiene. You may also want to learn a thing or two about traditional soap making as this will allow you to create your own biodegradable soap containing the safest and most natural ingredients.

 

Mini-toothpaste Tubes and Foldable Toothbrush

Both of these items will allow you to take care of your teeth even if you are out of your home. If you want to practice proper dental hygiene even when you are camping or backpacking without putting too much weight on your backpack, then use tiny toothpaste tubes. You can make them yourself using drinking straws.

What you have to do is to cut a drinking straw into a 4-inch section. Put one end at a toothpaste’s opening then squeeze a small amount of it to the straw. Use pliers to pinch one end of the drinking straw then heat it up using a lighter until it melts, sealing the ends together. Do this at the other end, too, so you can seal the single-use packet completely.

You should pair up this mini-toothpaste tube with a foldable and compact toothbrush. Both will not take too much space from your bag but can still be expected to help in ensuring that you will not be able to ignore your dental hygiene while you are camping.

 

Dry Shampoo

You do not have to bring heavy bottles of conditioner and shampoo as part of your hygienic camping products on your next camping or backpacking adventure. You can pack a dry shampoo, instead. What is good about dry shampoo is that it does not require the use of water. In fact, you just need to brush your hair then put on the shampoo. Wait for it to dry your hair’s natural oils.

Make sure to run a brush through your hair after applying the dry shampoo as this can help clean all your hair strands starting from the roots down to the tips. You can also choose between a spray-on and a powder form dry shampoo depending on the available space in your bag.

 

Pee Funnel

Ensure that you also have a pee funnel around. It is a great hygienic camping product, especially if you know you will not have plenty of privacy while on the trail. It acts as a feminine urinary director designed for traveling or camping.

What is good about it is that it lets you urinate while you are in a standing position. It is great to have a pee funnel with you when there is no restroom or if the use of one is unsanitary.

 

Apart from the mentioned hygienic camping products for women, do not forget to pack some wipes, hand sanitizer, strong deodorant, and a sleeping bag liner. All these can make your camping experience worthwhile and comfortable without having to let go of your proper hygiene completely.

 

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31 thoughts on “5 Innovative Hygienic Camping Products for Women

  • August 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    Well there are always interesting posts on this site and this one again one which is very helpful and insightful with these modern innovations that can make a camping experience easy for women. The dry shampoo surely a winner for me as i can imagine this would be a big issue if you spending a few days in a place where you don’t have access to a proper shower and want to wash your hair. Thanks for sharing these Innovative Hygienic Camping products which i have passed on to my wife.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    One of the reasons I avoid camping is the hygiene. After reading this post, I am confident that I can go on a camping trip. I am yet to use menstrual cup and dry shampoo. Can’t wait to try these products. Thanks for sharing this valuable list

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  • August 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    Have long shifted to the cup and love it for its hygienic feeling. Also it is a nice sustainable bit to add to your list. Did not know of a dry shampoo. Wonder how it would be for my hair. Gotta check it out

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:59 am
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    These are some really helpful tips for females while camping. I will remember these tips for my next trip.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    These are some great products to be used while camping. We often tend to neglect hygiene while camping. A menstrual cup is really a boon while hiking. At least it has helped me a lot. I would like to try out the pee funnel as well.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    These are definitely some interesting products to take into consideration. Camping can be an adventure, and it is good to be prepared.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    I have to use these items for sure! I love this list of innovative hygienic camping products for women, we’ve been camping and hotel staying all summer long until we find a home when winter hits. I know that I could use some of these items while we go camping.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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    Good tips for female campers. I no longer engage in this kind of activity, but my friends’ daughters do camp a lot. I will share this article with them.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    Hmmm. I never connected camping to minimalism. It’s actually a little more appealing to me now. I never would have thought about the importance of biodegradable soap. And, love the idea of dry shampoo, it would be useful for any type of traveling experience.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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    I think good hygiene is very important to feel secure and good about yourself, I would really like to try the Biodegradable soaps and menstrual cups.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    This was one very informative post. Hygiene is always important while traveling. I had no idea some of the things on this list existed lol. How does that dry shampoo thing work?

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  • August 13, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    Sounds interesting to read. I am not a big fan to take menstrual cups for travel but I like this post really educative for frequent travellers and campers!?

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  • August 13, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    Very informative post. I think those tips are great even for non-campers like me. Its the first time I have heard of a pee funnel. I am tempted to try it out and write all about my experience 🙂 Anyways great post – also for the people who need to travel light.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    Biodegradable soap and dry shampoo are such awesome suggestions for staying clean and protecting the environment at the same time! I might even use these for just traveling in general instead of only when camping. Plus who doesn’t love the freedom of the pee funnel to go when and where you want!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    These are great options for camping! It is hard to always be prepared when you are roughing it, but this list certainly makes me feel like I could be!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    These are great tips. I want to learn how to make my own biodegradable soaps. Even if I do not go camping, at least I am going to do a big part in reducing damage to the environment.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    Not really helpful for me, but these kinda make for amazing gift options for girls and women who are often travelling and camping, which are quite helpful and are worth every penny.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    I’m super glad to see the FUD (pee funnel) in your list. It has become a necessity for every trip for me, even if its a city trip. You never know when you’ll stumble upon a dirty public bathroom!
    The straw hack for toothpaste is good, but have you tried making toothpaste tablets by sprinkling backing soda on it and letting it dry?

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  • August 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    interesting read. I only got to know about menstrual cups last week and today I’m knowing about pee funnel…wow! A really educative post.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Great suggestions for women who camp! The menstrual cup should make camping much easier since you don’t have to worry about pads or tampons.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    I had heard of many of these products, but the pee funnel was definitely novel. It always shocks me what people will come up with next!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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    I’ve never tried a menstrual cup to be honest, think I might look into this for long term travel. I used the pee funnel at Glastonbury, felt strange, however my friend completely missed and pee’ed on her trousers, LOL! The foldable toothbrush is a great space saving idea! Some great tips of what to take on a camping trip to keep up with the hygiene, thanks for sharing!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    What a great post! I’ve never heard of a pee funnel before! Oh my gosh, I feel like I would need it even for long road trips! And biodegradable soap is a good idea in general. And I swear by my menstrual cup! I’m not even a frequent camper and I think every woman should have one! So much safer, eco-friendly, and so much more comfortable!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    This is indeed one of the best lists for camping I found for women. The idea for dry shampoo is cool. I have never tried menstrual cup but I want to do so. Its so important to be eco-friendly in current conditions.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    I never tried many of the products mentioned in your article, but they really look worth trying out. Dry shampoo is very useful as carrying liquid ones are tricky as there is always the risk of spilling. Pee funnel is also a good thing to carry because sometimes there are no washrooms nearby. Thanks for sharing very useful products.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    OMG. I absolutely love this. I have never gone camping because of these reasons. You just changed my view on camping. Great post. I love this. Thank you.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    I have never been camping for the mere fact I am scared that I wont be able to feel or stay clean but these products definitely look like they will help. I guess I’ll have to reconsider camping lol

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    I haven’t heard of some of these, but they do sound handy when camping! Great tips!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    Such a great idea to use biodegradable soap – idk why I never thought about that! Thanks for the link to make your own, too, I think I’m going to give that a go. Dry shampoo is a staple too for any time I’m backpacking!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Well, I had no idea there was such a thing as dry shampoo. What is it and how does it work? I assume it’s not soap if it doesn’t need any water… sounds very interesting. Does it leave your hair feeling nice and clean?

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Great post. Hygiene isn’t always the most comfortable subject but it’s important to pack what you need to take care of your body when in the wild! I’ve heard about the pee funnels and thought about getting one. It would surely make it easier!

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