How to Ship Lotions and Creams Internationally

Shipping body lotions and creams by post by courier

Find a suitable logistics solution for shipping lotions and creams internationally. Follow our packaging instructions for shipping lotions and creams to prevent spills or leaks during transport. Check the regulations for sending lotions and creams overseas to ensure a successful and timely delivery.

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Lotions and creams are usually restricted or prohibited items for shipping. Please note that insurance may not apply.


How to ship lotions and creams overseas

Depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment, you can choose the right option for your lotions delivery service:
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*Please bear in mind that some courier companies may include creams and lotions in their list of prohibited items.
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Packaging instructions for shipping lotions, creams and moisturisers

Follow our guidelines on shipping body lotion, creams and moisturisers without spilling them and make sure your recipient gets their parcel in perfect condition:

  1. Make sure that your products are tightly closed. Seal lids with tape.
  2. Ship the lotion or cream in their original packaging whenever possible.
  3. Place the lotion in a leak-proof bag.
  4. Wrap each product in thermal plastic or bubble wrap and seal with tape.
  5. Place the items in a box and add enough cushioning materials.
  6. Close and seal the box with tape. You can label it as “fragile” when sending glass bottles.


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Regulations on shipping creams and lotions in Europe and internationally


Companies can legally send non-flammable and non-hazardous creams and lotions, domestically and overseas. Companies that ship such products as freight benefit from the CMR convention, which provides guaranteed insurance.


If you are shipping face or body creams and lotions internationally as an individual, consider that liquids are not recommended for sending by post or courier. If you still decide to ship liquid products, we recommend you carefully pack them for shipping since you will not be able to claim compensation in the unlikely event of loss or damage.


FAQ on shipping body lotions and creams internationally

Can I ship creams and lotions with every courier company?
It is important to note that not all courier companies will ship creams and lotions internationally. For example, DHL, TNT and UPS will not ship packages containing certain toiletry products. Each courier has specific rules and requirements for different shipments and services, so we recommend checking this further with the designated courier for your route. When booking Express or Priority shipping services, please make sure not to include these items as the courier will refuse to collect the parcel. If you need further assistance, you can reach us by chat, phone or email before you mail creams or lotions to discuss your options further.
Can I send cream by post?
Although it is possible to send cream by post, it will be treated in most cases as a prohibited or restricted item. When shipping within the EU, many people send lotions and creams since parcels do not undergo customs clearance. According to the Universal Post Union regulations, securely closed packages of up to 1L (which do not contain alcohol) should be accepted.
Is lotion considered a liquid for shipping?
Yes, if you decide to send body lotions, moisturisers, face creams or other toiletries abroad, these will be treated as liquid items. Even if they have different consistencies, lotions and creams are delicate items for sending in the post.
How can I ship body lotion without spilling it?
If you have followed our packing guidelines, then the lotion should not spill when you send it internationally. However, you should consider other factors such as the consistency of the product as well as the quality of the cooling agents you use when sending lotion in the mail nationally and internationally.
What is the cheapest way to ship lotions and creams by courier?
The cheapest way to ship lotions and creams by courier is through our Standard Service. You can get the cheapest quote by entering your shipping information (pick-up and delivery addresses, parcel dimensions and weight, etc.) in our booking tool below.
Can I send shampoo overseas?
Depending on the courier company and pickup and destination countries, shipping up to 1L of liquids (which do not contain alcohol) may be allowed for individuals. If you wish to ship shampoo overseas, bear in mind that the courier may refuse to collect the package.

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Take these guidelines into consideration when shipping creams and lotions internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. If you decide to mail creams and lotions by courier, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transport of your shipment.