A great purse emergency kit will have you prepared for any disaster to strike — whether that is a broken nail, a torn contact, or a sudden blister. We have all been running around out and about when we realized suddenly we need a pain reliever or a band-aid. Stocking an essential purse emergency kit will ensure you are prepared for whatever comes your way.
Here we outline some must-haves for your purse emergency kit. While a few things feel like no brainers (hello hand sanitizer!) the not-so-obvious items you’ll definitely be glad you included.
Basic Items to Have:
- Spare contacts
- Hand sanitizer
- Dental floss
- Bacterial wipes
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Advil Coated Tablets Pain Reliever On the Go Pain Relief (link)
There is nothing worse than being out and about and being slammed with a pounding headache. Instead of carrying around a bottle of ibuprofen that rolls around the bottom of your purse, stash a couple of these packets in your purse emergency kit (as well as work bags, coat pockets, and car compartments).
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelette Singles (link)
For easy make-up removing, store these single makeup remover cleansing towelettes for quick fixes. Whether you need to remove a bit of lipstick or need a quick improvisation for a face wash, you’ll be glad you had these small but mighty towelettes.
CeraVe Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 (link)
While we all know the importance of SPF, carrying around a bottle of sunscreen in your purse just isn’t practical — enter this handy stick of SPF 50 sunscreen. It’s easy to apply across your face, body, ears, and lips for ultimate sun protection.
Karma Nail Polish Remover Wipes (link)
Karma’s non-toxic wipes are the perfect thing to throw into your purse emergency kit. The one-time easy to use nail polish remover wipes will ensure you are never seen with a less than perfect manicure.
Solimo Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages (link)
Whether it is for a stubborn blister or a rogue paper cut, band-aids are essential for an emergency kit. These are an Amazon favorite for their long-lasting qualities and flexible fabric.
Curie All-Natural Deodorant for Men and Women (link)
If you haven’t made the switch to clean beauty and aluminum-free deodorant, now is an excellent time to switch. This all-natural version has three scents that are odor masking, yet neural enough for men or women.
OPI Nail Files (link)
There is nothing worse than dealing with a broken nail on the go. The hardened glass offers a gentle file in addition to an easily sanitized, sustainable, and travel-friendly option compared to other files.
ChapStick Total Hydration in Rose Petal Tint (link)
To knock out the best of both worlds, a great tinted chapstick should always be available in your purse. I love this option from Chapstick. The soft rose color instantly adds a bit of pink to your look while aiding chapped and dry lips.
Benefit Cosmetics Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara Mini (link)
Another makeup must-have mini is a small tube of travel mascara. Whether you need to freshen up after a gym session or want to primp for an after-work happy hour, you won’t regret packing a few makeup essentials in your emergency kit.
Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger (link)
While a few emergencies may seem worse than others, a dead cell phone is not something you want when out and about. This smaller-than-your-hand portable charger will deliver an instant charge to you or a friend’s phone in times of need.