You get off the plane, arrive at your hotel, unpack your bag and realize that the travel size bottle of shampoo you bought from the bin at the drug store just exploded and it’s everywhere.
I think that everyone has experienced this at one time or another in his or her own travelling life — I know I have.
The creators of Squeeze Pod must have experienced this too or they wouldn’t have developed these innovatively designed, individually packaged squeezable toiletry pods of everything you might need on a trip.
“Victory over leaky travel-size toiletries” ?
I was sent a sample of their products to test out to see for myself.
Squeeze Pod product line includes
- Natural body wash
- Natural Shampoo
- Natural Conditioner
- Natural Hair gel
- Natural Facial cleanser
- Natural Moisturizing lotion
- Natural Shave cream
- Natural Hand purifier
- Natural Toilet odour eliminator
Squeeze Pod in Use
Each Squeeze pod is opened by folding the tip of the teardrop shaped plastic pod backwards until it “snaps”. The contents are then easily squeezed out for use.
Here’s a great video of the products in action from Squeeze Pod.
I wish I had watched the video more carefully because it wasn’t until I used my third Squeeze Pod that I realized that it’s easier to squeeze out the contents when I pushed my thumb on the flat side versus pushing on the domed side. DOH!
The pods are colour coded for each product, which is great for someone like me who needs glasses to see. I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve used the wrong product in the shower because I couldn’t see what I was grabbing.
I didn’t fly with the Squeeze Pods but I do think that they would be leak proof as advertised due to the pod’s multi-layered design.
The liquid inside the hard shell pod is actually inside a plastic baggie – so even if the inner bag bursts, the contents would still be contained inside the hard shell (smart). I only discovered this accidentally because one of my shampoo pods after “snapping” open was still sealed shut. I squeezed and squeezed and I couldn’t get it to open – I had to cut the plastic bag with a pair of scissors.
Not only are the pods tough but they are heat, cold, water, and altitude resistant. They also float and have a two-year shelf life.
There was quite a bit of product within each capsule. For example I got 2 uses out of the facial cleanser, shampoo and conditioner.
Made of natural ingredients in the USA, the products are sulfate free and vegan — formulated without any harmful chemicals or preservatives.
Nettle, white tea, sunflower, vanilla, lavender, Shea butter, rosemary, coconut, grapefruit, and bergamot…. These are just some of the ingredients used in the products.
I have sensitive skin at times and I break out in a rash especially when I switch from my normal routine. I had no issues with any of these products on my skin.
I did find that the scents were a bit strong. Especially given that I was testing everything simultaneously — It was a bit of a scent overload. When used individually I found the scents really pleasant and didn’t bother me.
Squeeze Pod Pros
- All natural ingredients
- Sulfate, paraben and phthalate free
- Gluten free
- No artificial fragrances and dyes
- Made in the USA
- Cruelty free, PETA approved and vegan
- TSA compliant
- Leak Proof
- Colour coded for each product
- There is a lot of product within each pod. I was able to get more than 1 use out of each pod
- Inexpensive at $1.79 for a pack of 3, $8.75 for a pack of 15
Squeeze Pod Cons
- It’s a disposable product so not very environmental.
- Scents of some of the products are a little strong for my taste especially when you are using multiple products at once.
I don’t think that these would be suitable for a trip longer than 14 days because of the number of pods you would have to pack. Not because of the cost but due to the quantity of the pods required and the environmental waste. I personally would prefer buying a small bottle of what I needed when I arrived at my destination.
That being said, for a quick weekend getaway where you really want to travel light or perhaps a camping or cottage adventures the Squeeze Pod would be a great idea.
One thing I do think is great is the hand purifier.
OK call me a germaphobe but do you ever clean the outside of the bottle of hand purifier?
Think about it — You open the bottle with your dirty hands, clean your hands, then close and put the contaminated bottle back in your bag / pocket…
(I made you go hmmm and think about it didn’t I?)
Squeeze Pod to the rescue!
Do you want to try Squeeze Pod for yourself? Here’s your chance!
The gang at Squeeze Pod have graciously provided a Toiletry Bag filled with their ultra-portable natural toiletries (Approximate Retail Value $20) to TWO of our lucky US/CAN readers.
Good luck and Happy Travels!
I received the sample products from Squeeze Pod for review purposes. This had no bearing on my review of this item. As always, all my opinions are my own.