If you follow us on Facebook, you’d already know that Jason and I are going to Timor-Leste in September. Yesterday I went to Chemist Warehouse and filled a whole basket with toiletries to take with us. We’re only going for a holiday- two weeks- so we aren’t taking a bucket load of stuff. But, if we were going longer, I’d probably only buy more sunscreen and moisturiser.

What toiletries we’re taking

1.    Tropical Strength Aerogard Mosquito Repellent (roll on 50mL) to take in our carry on luggage so we can be protected from mozzies as soon as we land in Dili. Remember that liquid, aerosol or gel products must be in containers of 100 millilitres or less in your carry on luggage
2.    Banana Boat 50+ Water Resistant Sunscreen (roll on 75mL) to take in our carry on luggage
3.    Tropical Strength Aerogard Aerosol Mosquito Spray (150g) extra repellent to pack in our luggage (yep you can take aerosol sprays on a plane, as long as they are in your checked luggage and have a lid)
4.    Nivea 30+ Light Feel Sunscreen (200mL) an extra sunscreen because I’m super white and like to lather myself in the stuff to protect my skin from the Timor sun
5.    Olay Sensitive Moisturising Cream (100g) I have sensitive skin and get a red rash on my face if I use other moisturisers, that’s why I’m taking my trusted Olay instead of buying a face cream in Dili
6.    GastroHealth Daily Probiotic this was a bit of an extreme purchase, but last time I was in Timor, I had gastro for five months. It took me so long to get better because I didn’t take any medication or probiotics when I first got sick. I bought these tablets in case either of us gets gastro again. If we were staying in Timor for longer, I’d take a yoghurt maker with me instead. Yoghurt tends to be pretty expensive to buy in Timor
7.    Aqium Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser with Aloe for some of the disgusting toilets we might have to use in Timor-Leste
8.    Toothpaste and toothbrushes
9.    Hydralyte Apple and Blackcurrant Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets in case we get a bit of gastro on our trip or get dehydrated from not drinking enough water or wake up with a headache after drinking too many beers… These tablets are versatile little buggers indeed! Personally I prefer hydralyte to the other brand gastrolyte
10.    Mitchum Deodorant to stop the sweat

What we’ll buy when we get to Dili:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
Am I forgetting anything? What toiletries can’t you live without in Timor?