For all of you summer wayfarers, here are some useful items to toss in your luggage — whether you’re lounging poolside with lobster salad, climbing mountain peaks, biking across country or lazily drifting down a river.
Sunscreen is a given, so reach for All Good Sport Sunscreen (spf 33) from Elemental Herbs. It goes on clear, is coral reef-safe, and has no petroleum. Rife with organic grape seed juice, green tea, jojoba and other beneficial ingredients, this mineral zinc sunscreen is a very smart choice. Check out http://www.elementalherbs.com, where you’ll find natural sunscreen in stick form too — and stock up on the certified organic Tinted Lip Balms (spf18).
If you work up a sweat, Reset Yourself’s deodorant in Coco-Pineapple is aluminum, paraben and phthalates-free and smells luscious. This pure deodorant won’t clog pores and does its job well when put to the heat and stress test. Its combo of beeswax, baking soda, coconut oil and arrowroot is brilliant. Reset Yourself also has a line of natural skincare based on advanced Chiral therapy, which is ideal for sensitive skin. Glean more at http://www.resetyourself.com.
Moisturizing your skin shouldn’t stop when you’re on vacation, especially in summer’s sunny clime. Pack new Delectable daily dry oil mist with a sweet cream scent, comprised of argan, safflower, and grapeseed oils, and devoid of the list of chemicals we wish to avoid. It absorbs instantly, isn’t greasy, and smells wonderful. So gentle, it can be applied directly to the face. Find it exclusively at Kohl’s: http://www.kohls.com.
Heading for a formal event that requires hours in heels this summer? Perhaps a wedding or a red carpet? Pack a small can of Still Standing, a foot spray with organic arnica, tea tree oil, menthol, aloe, ilex and vitamin E (no parabens) that leaves you feeling for hours as though you just stepped into your heels. Lasts for 1.5 to 4 hours – long enough for you to Samba your heart out; http://www.stillstandingspray.com.
Another want-to-have item when traveling to formal events is MeMoi’s Slim Me Shapewear, which is available in a variety of options: shaping slip with underwire, underwire and padded bra, fill bodysuit, bodysuit with thong, braless full bodysuit, the high-waisted thigh shaper, and much more at http://www.memoi.net. This is truly comfortable shapewear, and it’s ultra light for packing.