With restrictions on the amount of liquids and gels that you can bring on a flight many people are purchasing small sample sizes for convenience on the road. By all means, purchase these smaller versions of your favorite products but then keep the bottles and refill them for future trips.
The small samples are actually very expensive when you compare their cost to the cost of a regular sized or even economy sized version of the product, ounce for ounce. Of course there is the added expense the company incurs by creating a little bottle so you’re paying for this convenience, but keep it convenient by reusing the same little bottle over and over. This will not only save you some money, but will help save the environment in a little way.
If you don’t want to purchase the original product in a travel size there are small bottles, flasks, and boxes etc that you can purchase to hold your supplies in when you travel, but these unlabeled generic containers are more likely to be questioned by security and they don’t always seal as well as original containers.
Whichever way you decide to go, save all of your travel sized containers for future use. You’ll appreciate the financial savings for yourself and the environmental saving for the world.