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Essentials to Make the Most of Summer

5 Summer Essentials For An Eco-Friendly Summer

Summer is nearly here, and waiting for the wealth of adventures that it has in store has us thinking about the camping trips, family picnics, and outdoor festivals that lay ahead. Yes, the summer season is a glorious thing, and we want you to be prepared to enjoy the best parts before the drawbacks have a chance to put a damper on your plans.

5 Green-Living Summer Essentials

Sunscreen – While we enjoy the warmth and light that the sun brings, it’s well-known that the sun’s rays can be damaging to our skin. Avoid burns and practice eco-friendly sun safety this year with naturally effective sunscreen. Many of the sunscreens on the market include harmful ingredients (like oxybenzone), so choosing a non-toxic alternative might be very important to you. Don’t forget those lips, either! Make sure to wear an SPF lip chap to protect your pucker.

Bug Spray – Don’t let the bugs take a bite out of your summer enjoyment! Besides the obvious downer of bug bites being that they’re painful and leave you itching and scratching, insect bites have the potential to carry West Nile and other illnesses that we all want to avoid. If avoiding exposure to toxins is also a priority, you’ll probably want to opt for a natural insect repellent.

Itch & Pain Relief – When you’re out and about enjoying the summer weather, make sure to think ahead about what you might come in contact with. There are a variety of bugs and plants that might leave you with a parting gift you didn’t want. Soothe stings, bites, burns, rashes, and promote healing of cuts and bruises with a relieving natural salve.

Reusable Lunch Box – Who wants to have to head back inside every time you need to refuel? Summer picnics are a relaxing way to enjoy fresh air and nature’s beauty, but you do have to plan ahead. Make packing that perfect picnic a snap with reusable food containers like the Planetbox Lunch Box.

Water Containers – Staying hydrated is especially important in the summer when we’re exposed to the heat and sweating more from all the sun and activity. To keep your fluids flowing, investing in a quality water bottle that you love can encourage you to take more sips and to keep it close at hand.

This summer is going to be amazing! Stay safe, stay hydrated, and enjoy the season!