The digital nomad packing list for women

As a digital nomad, and as a woman, I have realized that when it comes to packing, we might have some specific needs that differ from those of men (or at least I do!).

Besides the usual things, that work for all genders, there are some essential feminine items that could be extremely helpful to any girl that decides to embrace the nomadic lifestyle. These are mine 👇🏼 💖

Smart closet

I am not a shopaholic and neither a complete minimalist. I am in the middle point, which if you ask me is a great point to be at. Likewise, I love having nice things, so when it comes to choosing clothes, I always try to find things that are both versatile and made of high-quality materials. Pieces that will last me as much as possible and that I can use in different situations. For this reason, I usually buy specific commercial brands that I already know or local artisanal ones. If by now you are wondering what kind of wardrobe should you take with you, as a woman, while traveling full-time, here is my smart closet packing list:

  • 1 super light rain jacket
  • 1 light coat
  • 6 shirts and tanks
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 2 light hoodies
  • 2 jeans
  • 1 cotton/linen pants
  • 1 trekking trousers
  • 1 pair of leggings
  • 1 jogging pants
  • 1 sport shorts
  • 3 sport tanks
  • 6 dresses
  • 2 swimming suits
  • 1 pair of flip-flops
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 1 pair of sneakers/trekking shoes
  • 5 short white socks
  • 10 sets of underwear

Keep in mind that every time I buy a new thing, one has to leave, so I pick quite carefully what enters my smart closet and what doesn’t.

Of course, all these nomadic shopping principles apply both to men and women!

Caring underwear

Another thing that you should start paying attention to is good underwear, which not only looks sexy but also feels tender.

Your intimate parts need care, especially if you are going to be traveling a lot, and this means only one thing: buying underwear that is made of breathable sustainable organic materials. Recently, I have discovered this brand named Huha and I fell in love with its design and material. But if Canada just seems too far away for you to order them, or you just happen to don’t like their style. There are many other options such as: the amazing Troo, Kent, Araks, Lé Buns, Organic Basics, Hara, Mary Young, Girlfriend Collective, Woron, Allbirds, Hanky Panky, Urban Kissed, Tentree, Knickey, Boody, Thinx, Cuup, Pact, Summersalt, Eberjey, Made Trade, Adore Me, Bluetgirl, Wama, Richerpoorer, Peopletree, Warp + Weft, Skin, La Perla, Intimissimi, and Cosabella.

Menstrual cup

One of the things that you will probably need while traveling is a menstrual cup. If you haven’t tried one yet, I must warn you: you will never go back!

The best brand for me is INTIMINA, the Ziggy cup model is much more than a menstrual cup. Actually, I almost forget that I am on my moon cycle (if cramps don’t come to visit), while I am wearing it. It is so comfortable you will not believe it. Besides, it is super easy to use, very clean, cheaper in the long term, sex friendly, and sustainable. What else can you ask for?

If you are a digital nomad and a woman in your fertile period, you cannot miss this item on your packing list!

Hot Water Bottle

Speaking of moon cycles and cramps, it is always a good idea to have a hot water bottle always with you. Some of them are made of heavy materials, so they are not very practical. I have found this German brand HUGO Frosch that has super light and cute ones!

Electric epilator

Call me a traditionalist, but I like to shave. I feel cleaner, and I love the soft feeling of my skin without hair. Even if my Swedish friends always make fun of me about this topic, for me this is an important aspect of my self-care. If you are like me, you must have an epilator to use during your traveling.

Personally, I have one for the body and one for facial care: Braun Silk Épil 9 Flexi & Braun Face SPA pro, are always in my bag!

Solid products

When it comes to solid products, I believe that I am one of their biggest fans worldwide.

A few years ago I was skeptical about solid shampoos, until one day I tried one and my life changed completely. If you haven’t tried a solid product, yet, you must absolutely do it now! Especially if you will be traveling, as I am guessing you will, as they will be your long-term solution for many self-care products.

Solid products are not only sustainable but also super light to carry with you. Besides, they don’t leak in your bag, they pass in the airport without problems as they are not liquids, and not least important they usually smell amazing.

There is a wide range of products that you can buy in solid form and these are my favorite ones:

P.D: This is not a solid product, but Lamazuna also crafts some remarkable ear cleaners, you can find them here.

Wood comb

According to the ancient traditions of Indians of America, our hair is the extension of our energy. I believe it to be true, so I take care of it as if it were one of the most important sources of energy for my body, mind, and soul. A good wood hair comb will make a huge difference in your hair. Don’t buy just a commercial one made of any type of wood, like the Body shop one, but look for a product made with good wood, it is a game-changer.

I recently bought a comb made out of Neem by Sattva, the best 6 euros ever spent.

Simple makeup

I don’t use much makeup, I have never been a fan of it, and the few items I own are simple and most of the time nourishing for my skin. If you are planning to become, or already are, a digital nomad, you won’t probably need much makeup either. Here are my few makeup items:

Gua Sha & Face oil

The gua sha is a plus object to this list, but I believe it to be an extremely nice tool to have and is super lightweight!

What is it? It is a stone, shaped in a specific way so that you can perform on yourself an ancient Asian face and neck massage technique. It relaxes muscles and junctures, smooths wrinkles, lifts and firms the skin, and reduces dark circles and lines. Keep in mind, that you need a face oil or a cream to use the gua sha. I use Roseta by Vegetal Import.

Travel yoga mat

As you might already know, I teach yoga remotely, so this is an essential element in my list, both for my personal practice and for my work. I like thin, natural, gripping, and lightweight mats. So this was my first and only choice: ultralight folding yoga mat by Yogo.

Woman Essence Bush Flowers

This is a remedy for women made of Australian Bush Flowers, a mix made up of these essences: Billy Goat Plum, Bottle brush, Bush Fuchsia, Crowea, Five Corners, Mulla Mulla, Old Man Banksia, Peach-flowered Tea Tree, Pink Flannel Flower & She Oak. You can find it here.

It eases every hormonal problem and period pain.

These are pretty much all the things that women might need while traveling.

What do you bring with you? Was this list useful for you? Leave a comment below and let me know!