18 Black Owned Travel Essentials

Planning an upcoming trip but in dire need of a few last-minute travel essentials? We’ve come up with a list of black-owned travel essentials.

Tracey Pickett created Hairbrella, a fashionable umbrella/hat intended to protect your hair–any style or length. Great for unexpected rain leaving the hotel or restaurant.

Hat Umbrella (Hairbrella)

Despite having increased melanin, we are still prone to skin cancer if we don’t take care of ourselves. Black-owned Unsun Cosmetics has a Tinted Mineral Sunscreen made for people of color. 


Business card cases by Casauri are large enough to fit just about any size card. The company also sells ID cases and accessory pouches.

Business Card Holder

Luggage tags from Traveling Esquire come with a matching passport holder to make it even easier to identify your luggage at the baggage claim.

Luggage Tags

Harrison: Research shows that the presence of those who we love can help calm us when we’re feeling unsafe. 

Naturalista Passport Cover

The #ICanDoAnything backpack by Blended Designs is the perfect accessory for kid travelers who like to see themselves in their accessories. 


Kingdom of Melanin travel bags are waterproof and come in different styles nation flags. 

Waterproof Travel Bag

Coloring Pins founder Essence Hayes wanted to create pins and keychains that she, as a Black woman, could actually connect with. 

Pins, Patches & Keychains

Travel with a one of a kind clutch from Kashmirviii. The hand-drawn illustrations inspired by your favorite movies, musicians and sitcoms are sure to turn heads.

Clutches & Fannypacks

No more walking back in your wet bathing suit or putting your wet bikini in your beach bag with all of your dry clothes thanks to the wet bathing suit bag by Effie’s Paper. 

Wet Bathing Suit Bag

The Burke Avenue moisturizing shave cream comes in a TSA-approved size, so it’s great to throw in your carry-on. 

Burke Avenue Moisturizing Shave Cream

Aside from staying dry and keeping fresh, there are major health benefits to aluminum-free products. Native’s sample pack has five scents.

Aluminum-Free Deodorant

The “headache eraser” by Urban Serenite, is an herbal, chemical-free roll-on that helps relieve stress tension, migraines, and sinus headaches. 

Headache Relief

The Hot Head microwavable deep conditioning cap by Thermal Hair Care leaves your hair soft and manageable.

Hot Head Deep Conditioning Cap

The Rose Gold Single Blade Razor from Oui Shave is lightweight, easy to use and great for sensitive skin. 

Rose Gold Razor

Rejuvenate and protect your skin with this moisturizer from Base Butter. For best results, make sure you shake the 2 oz jar before each use.

Daily Aloe Vera Gel Moisturizer

Nubian Skin hosiery and lingerie is changing the definition of nude with more inclusive colors for women of color. 

Nude Undergarments

To have a journal as a constant reminder for inspiration is great. It’s also the perfect way to jot down those special travel memories.

Customizable Journal

Do you have all the essentials?