Looking for hygiene items to stockpile? Emergencies tend to always show up at the party unannounced, which is why every family needs to be prepared for them beforehand. Besides having plenty of food and water, it’s crucial that you also think about stocking up on several hygiene products. No, I’m not talking about just having one of everything to get you by, but grabbing multiples of them, and here’s why.
Hygiene Items to Stockpile
Even if it sounds absolutely ridiculous to stockpile 100 toothbrushes because there’s no way you could possibly go through that many in a single lifetime, you’ll certainly be glad that you had them when you need something to barter with after an emergency has occurred. Make sense? These are 25 hygiene items to stockpile so that you’re prepared for any emergency that could come your way.
You may be wondering why on earth I’m mentioning vinegar when we’re discussing hygiene items but hear me out.
This magical ingredient can actually be used for a whole host of different hygiene-related tasks, from cleaning your hair to washing your clothes.
People also use it when cleaning to kill bacteria and germs on busy surfaces. It’s a true multi-purpose product that everyone should have in their stockpile.
Most cleaning products contain some sort of disinfectant in them, but you’ll want to make sure that you have a good supply of pure disinfectants too. These will come in handy for those times when you need to sterilize something or clean up a particularly nasty mess. Alcohol, bleach, and hydrogen peroxide are all great options to consider stocking up on.
3. Trash bags
For whatever reason, trash bags are usually one of the most overlooked items for preppers. But you’ll still be needing them to properly dispose of your trash and other things that are not sanitary.
4. Hand Sanitizer
I don’t think that I need to do much explaining why hand sanitizer is a hygiene item that you need to stock up on. Keeping your hands clean during an emergency will go a long way in preventing your family from getting sick.
5. Wet Wipes
Wet wipes are another hygiene product that you’ll want to have on hand for cleaning up. Not only will they come in handy for cleaning your body, but you can also use them to clean surfaces as well.
6. Toilet Paper
Not having toilet paper is one emergency that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Besides being useful for its intended purpose, toilet paper can also be used as a makeshift bandage or to start a fire.
7. Paper Towels
Paper towels are another must-have item for any prepper. You can use them for various purposes such as cleaning up messes, wiping down surfaces, and even starting a fire.
8. Toothpaste and Toothbrush
Keeping your teeth clean is important for both your oral and overall health. Be sure to stockpile plenty of toothpaste and toothbrushes so that you can maintain good oral hygiene even during an emergency.
Could you imagine going a long period of time with food stuck in between your teeth? So in addition to toothpaste and toothbrushes, don’t forget to also stock up on floss. Flossing is an important part of oral care, and you’ll want to be sure to do it even during an emergency.
Another hygiene product that you should stockpile for an emergency is mouthwash. Mouthwash can help kill bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath, both of which are important during an emergency.
Soap is another essential item for keeping your body clean. Invest in some bar soap as well as liquid soap so that you have plenty on hand when an emergency strikes.
12. Shampoo and Conditioner
While not really a hygiene item, shampoo and conditioner are still products that you’ll want to have on hand to keep your hair clean and healthy.
No one wants to be the stinky person in an emergency situation. Be sure to grab extra deodorant so that you can stay fresh and clean even when there’s no water to be found.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of razors on hand for an emergency. Being well-groomed can help boost your confidence and morale, both of which are important during an emergency.
15. Shaving Cream
In addition to razors, you’ll also want to stockpile shaving cream. This will help make the shaving process much easier and less irritating, especially if you’re not used to doing it without running water.
Aftershave is another important item for anyone who shaves their face. It can help soothe your skin and prevent infections, both of which are important during an emergency. You’ll also smell nice too!
17. Nail Clippers
Keeping your nails trimmed and clean is important for both your hygiene and your health. Nail clippers are a small but essential item that you should stockpile for an emergency.
Tweezers are another small but essential item that you should have on hand. They can be used for various purposes such as removing splinters and ticks, tweezing out ingrown hairs, and more.
19. Hair Brushes
While not technically a hygiene item, hair brushes are still something that you’ll want to have on hand to keep your hair looking its best.
Lotion is another product that you’ll want to have on hand to keep your skin from drying out. Choose a lotion that can serve multiple purposes such as being used as a hand sanitizer or a shaving cream.
This next one is not technically a hygiene item but I felt that it was worth mentioning. Even though you might not be spending much time outdoors during an emergency, it’s still important to have sunscreen on hand. It can be used to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays as well as to prevent insect bites.
22. Bug Repellent
Speaking of insect bites, you’ll also want to have bug repellent on hand to keep those pesky critters away. You should consider natural bug repellents containing essential oils.
If you have little ones, then you know that diapers are an essential item. Be sure to stock up on plenty of diapers as well as wipes so that you can keep your baby clean and dry during an emergency.
24. Feminine Products
Ladies, don’t allow yourself to get stuck in an uncomfortable situation without adequate supplies. Be sure to stockpile plenty of feminine products such as pads and tampons so that you can stay comfortable during an emergency.
25. Cotton Balls
Cotton balls can be used for cuts and scrapes as well as treating sunburns.
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Now that you know which 25 hygiene items to stockpile for an emergency, it’s time to start stocking up! Head to your local store and stock up on these essential items so that you’re prepared for whatever comes your way. Are there any other hygiene items worth stocking up on that I forgot to mention? I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!