What are personal hygiene items?
Personal hygiene items are common everyday products we use to clean, deodorize and keep our bodies neat and clean during the day. Personal hygiene products include basic essentials like:
- Other essential items based on need (see: what do you put in a hygiene kit?)
What is a hygiene kit?
A personal hygiene kit is used to hold personal care items that clean, comfort and groom a person’s body. Most hygiene kits are used for personal use, travel, homeless people, outdoor recreation or emergency situations like natural disasters. These kits are meant to be used as a short-term solution until regular supplies and facilities are available.
What do you put in a hygiene kit?
At the very least, basic essential personal hygiene kits should include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrush. Additional essential items are based on the use. Toiletry items for women might include feminine hygiene products while a men’s hygiene kit might also include a razor and shaving cream. Even a child’s personal hygiene kit might have unique supplies like baby shampoo or children’s toothpaste. Homeless people, rescue shelters and emergency situations will all require additional items in their personal kit.
A list of hygiene products commonly used for all types of personal care kits includes:
Whether you are making a hygiene kit for personal use, travel abroad, an overnight kit, a homeless person, use for camping, or in case of an emergency, hygiene kits can include any of the toiletries listed above.
- Toothbrush holder
- Shaving cream
- Feminine napkins
- Small mirror
- Dental floss
- Skin lotion
- Hair conditioner
- Mouth wash
- Childrens toothbrush
- Childrens toothpaste
- Baby powder
- Zinc oxide cream
- hand scrib brush
- Nail clipper
- Wet wipes
- Disposable washcloth
How do you make a hygiene kit for homeless people?
One of the most frequently asked questions is “how do you make a hygiene kit for homeless people?” Volunteer organizations, non-profits, churches, disaster relief support people and individuals all participate in humanitarian relief efforts all over the world. Making personal hygiene kits for the less fortunate is a noble cause.
Individuals and organizations purchase bulk personal hygiene items known as toiletries. They collect the items and a container to hold them and assemble these hygiene kits to give out to the homeless. Some people will make homeless kits to donate to local shelters or relief organizations.
Where can I buy bulk toiletries to make personal hygiene kits?
Bulk hygiene supplies are available from a variety of sources. First aid companies like MFASCO Health & Safety offer bulk hygiene supplies for homeless people. They also have many different containers that can be purchased in bulk including re-sealable Ziplock type bags. You can assemble care packages for the homeless or outdoor activities like hiking or camping.