My Summer Essentials

Today I am going to share some summer essentials with you. These are products that I like and frequently use during the summer months.

Coconut Water: I drink this all the time, but especially during the summer. Full of electrolytes, coco water is great to hydrate the body during a hot summer day.

Sunscreen: Sunscreen is necessary to prevent the skin from sun damage. I buy non-toxic products because sunscreen can be loaded with chemicals. When buying sunscreen opt for natural, toxic-free brands such as Raw Elements or Green Beaver.

Bug Repellent: Although I do not use bug repellent every day, I do use it when sitting outside at night or when on a camping trip. Again, conventional bug repellent are filled with toxins and it is wise to buy a toxic-free brand such as Meow Meow Tweet Bug Repellent.

Coconut Oil: I am obsessed with coconut oil in the summer to help moisturize dry skin. I use this in the summer, as opposed to winter because I find it sticks to clothes and we are often less clothed in summer. After being at a beach, or just outside, especially if you got some sun, coconut oil is a great moisturizer. It can also be used on sun dried or chlorine fried hair before showering as a hair mask!

My Aloe Plant: I use my aloe plant for many things, one being to sooth sunburns. For that sometimes inevitable summer burn, break off a leaf of an aloe plant and shmear on affected area. Alternatively you can use aloe gel, which has the same affect.

There you have some of my summer necessities. If you have any questions about any of the products I use, leave a comment or send me an e-mail!

Sending some summer lovin’ your way!