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Some of My Favorite Things For Summer

Summer is finally here!  It seemed like the long, cold, rainy winter would never end but today I look out the window to a beautiful blue sky, the birds are chirping and it’s already 62 degrees at 7:30 am.  I love all the green and nature bringing back its best face but with it comes bugs, sunburns and lots of sweat (especially for us folks living in the south).So today I want to share with you some of my favorite products for summer.  Safe, chemical free alternatives for some commonly used products for the entire family.

Some of my favorite things for summer sunscreens

Sunscreens

Let’s start with sunscreen because most of them are loaded with chemicals that can harm our health.  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has new research to back these claims showing that the chemicals in traditional sunscreens disrupt the endocrine system as well as interfering with hormonal systems in our body such as thyroid or estrogen.  One of the most common chemicals in sunscreen is Oxybenzone which is known to disrupt the endocrine system and is associated with low sperm counts in men and endometriosis in women.  The EWG now warms against pregnant or breastfeeding woman using sunscreen containing oxybenzone, however most traditional ones have it.  And of course, who wants their children exposed to chemicals of any kind especially ones that will mess with their hormones.

So, we know that we need a natural sunscreen for the entire family, however many of these are hard to apply, leave you covered in white and can be tricky to remove at the end of the day.  This is of course because they do the job of coating the skin and acting as that barrier to protect us.  I’ve been using natural sunscreens for years so I have tried many and found a few favorites to share with you today.

some of my favorite things safe sunscreens

 

Babyganics – For the little ones this is great.  Goes on easily, protects with a 50 SPF and is non-allergenic and tear free.  Learn More

 

 

 

some of my favorite things safe sunscreens

 

ThinkSport – Perfect for active adults.  Protects with SPF 50 and is waterproof for up to 80 minutes.  Goes on smooth and rubs in easily. Learn More

 

 

some of my favorite things sunscreens

 

ThinkSport Kids – For the kiddies, safe, non toxic and melon scented.  Waterproof for up to 80 minutes and SPF 50. Learn More

 

 

Some of my FAvorite things Safe sunscreen

 

Sunology – Another SPF 50 which is waterproof up to 80 minutes.  Feels nourishing on the skin.  Learn More

 

 

some of my favorite things for summer sunscreens

 

Sunology Kids – Gentle safe for babies 6 months and up.  Waterproof for up to 80 minutes.  Learn More

 

 

Natural Tanning

Everyone loves the look of having sun-kissed skin but at what cost?  Possible cancer, brown spots and premature aging of the skin are all the down sides of tanning.  Many self tanners contain harmful chemicals and smell terrible while tanning beds are proven to be associated with increased risk of melanoma.  But I have recently discovered an all natural, organic self tanner that is amazing!  I am so excited to share this with you and I know you are going to love these easy to apply clothes.  I used one cloth for my entire face and body although they recommend two.  The tan lasted over a week too!

 

some of my favorite things self tanner

Phenomenal Self Tanning Clothes – These are amazing.  I love to do a little self tanner on my face and before a beach trip maybe hit the spray tanning machine but I’m not really sure how good those smelly chemicals are for the body.  This  self tanner is made from all natural and organic extracts.  It has no smell and the sheets make it really quick and easy to apply.  Lasts up to 10 days giving you natural looking sun kissed tan skin.  Learn More

 

Deodorant

Many people have already switched to natural deodorants to avoid the aluminum that is associated with Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.  Finding a good aluminum free deodorant that works can be tricky.  Here are a few that I recommend.  Everyone is different so you may have to try a few before you discover what works for your body.

some of my favorite things deodorant

 

ThinkSport – No harmful ingredients, no animal testing and all natural ingredients make this a safe choice for a natural deodorant.  It comes in many scents to choose from or unscented if you prefer.  Learn More

 

some of my favorite things deodorant

 

Native  This all natural deodorant is consistently ranked number one for keeping odor and wetness at bay while containing only the safest, all natural ingredients.  Learn More

 

some of my favorite things sunscreens

 

Kopari – All of their products start with 100% pure coconut oil and this one is made from all natural plant ingredients.  Known for gliding on easily and lasting a long time.  Learn More

some of my favorite things for summer bug sprays

Insect Repellants

Bugs, bugs everywhere!  Oh my gosh, I can’t stand bugs and bees and they are just everywhere down south.  Keeping the mosquitos and other biting bugs off my skin is a top priority in summer.  DEET is used in most bug sprays and products and is known to be harmful to the brain and nervous system.  Check out some natural alternatives so you can enjoy the outdoors without the bugs enjoying you.

some of my favorite things natural bug spray

 

All Terrain Natural Bug Spray – This bug spray was awarded Best Gear by National Geographic Adventure.  It contains several natural oils such as peppermint, cedar and lemongrass that keep bugs away naturally without harmful DEET.  Learn More

 

 

 

some of my favorite things safe bug spray

 

Buzz Away – Another option for an all natural bug spray that uses natural oils including citronella to ward off all kinds of bugs.  Learn More

 

 

 

some of my favorite things safe bug spray

 

California Baby – This one smells nice and uses just a few essential oils making it safe for babies.  Learn More

 

 

some of my favorite things for summer lip stick

Lipstick

Sunshine and hot weather definitely take a toll on your lips.  For me wearing lipsticks also drys them out.  I have finally found a lip stick that moisturizes, comes in great colors and protects my lips from the sun and wind.  Check this out.

 

some of my favorite things for lips

 

Burts Bees Lip Stick – This all natural lipstick goes on so smooth and keeps lips hydrated with natural oils.  Comes in several colors.  Learn More

 

 

Summer is here and it’s time to spend some time outdoors.  Keep it safe this summer while you enjoy the outdoors with some all natural ingredients in your personal products.  If you have a favorite summertime product I would love to hear about it.

 

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