As the summer season is moving full speed ahead, having the right supplies and essentials are important for a fun and safe time. Summertime is always so exciting for everyone with the number of possible activities to do. From playing outdoor sports, going to the beach, traveling, getting together with friends and family, or just enjoying the hot summer days and warm summer nights.
Before you venture out on your summer adventures, you need to be prepared by having a first aid kit, bug repellent and sunscreen. Getting a couple of cuts or bruises comes with the territory when it comes to camping, fishing and other outside activities. Also, don’t forget the bug bites or getting a sunburn. Here are some great products I found to keep you safe:
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- Tear away pouch can be used as mini first-aid kit.
The outdoors is a safer place, thanks to Sallye Ander’s amazing “No-Bite-Me” bug repellent cream, now joined by an equally effective soap. Just like the cream, “No Bite Me” Soap contains a bounty of active ingredients, including cedar, mint, lemongrass, geranium, clove, thyme, rosemary, and eugenol essential oils. In addition, it has a soothing base of olive and vegetable oils. It is DEET free and safe for children (babies too!).
“No Bite Me” Soap is effective against black flies, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. It will keep your skin happy and you as well with no unpleasant bugs to spoil the fun. Use it in the morning before you garden, fish, golf, or just before morning playtime. For children who don’t like to sit still while you apply our fantastic cream, this soap will keep bugs away for 2 hours after use.
This moisturizing, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen is created to keep up with the rigorous demands of outdoor activity, while an enhanced blend of botanical ingredients, including HC56Complex® utilizing organic hemp oil, keeps skin moisturized and hydrated. The unique blend promotes healthy skin while keeping the harmful effects of the sun at bay.
Here are some delicious summer drinks from some tasty teas to a great glass of wine!
Whether you want a cool hostess gift for a cookout, delicious wine to serve at your party, or just a fun way to taste a handful of different wines, In Good Taste is the place to go! In Good Taste offers an innovative experience that delivers chic single-glass bottles of wine directly to your door. You can create a fun taste-testing experience for your guests or just serve different options so everyone has something they love. In Good Taste will make your summer celebrations extra fun!
For those adults who may want to sip on wine but don’t want the calories, sugar, or hangover let me introduce you to Zoie – Lali! It is a great wine alternative since it is non-alcoholic! Lali is the first still (non-carbonated), alcohol-removed wine in a can. Convenient and portable, it is a true wine experience with less than 0.5% ABV. Made with organic grapes from the sun-kissed vineyards of California. Elegantly served in a goblet or a glass perfect for the beach, picnic, or backyard grilling!
Your summer companion that helps you relax, recharge, and enjoy each day to the fullest. The bottled Tropical Bliss Ice Tea is a sweet summer treat – super high in antioxidants and delicious hibiscus pieces. Pennie’s Tea is a brand that tastes great and helps with common ailments, such as bloating, acid reflux, and an upset stomach.
Looking for a delicious and unique cocktail mixer or mocktail for summer? Then check out Wildwonder, the delicious fruit and superherb infused drink that’s taking a holistic approach to your gut health. This drink helps aid digestion, reduce inflammation, prevent disease, and even boosts your immune system. And no, this is NOT like kombucha! This will be your favorite refreshing summer drink with flavors like Guava Rose, Peach Ginger, and Mango Turmeric, and more!
Check out these yummy treats that are fun to make with the whole family!
S’mores is just the reason to escape from life’s daily activities for some well-warranted me-time! City Bonfires designs portable mini bonfires you can use anywhere outdoors. Easy to light and extinguish, simply bundle up, sit back, relax, and enjoy s’mores or a glass of wine while staying warm on a cool summer night. The bonfires are reusable so you get many happy moments from a single can. It’s a great gift idea for city dwellers.
Enjoy the campfire vibe from the comforts of your own kitchen with the new Kids Baking Boxes! You get THREE recipes in one box; Campfire Cupcakes, Sandcastle Cake and Galactic Ice Cream Sandwiches. Box 1 – Explore the mountains with s’mores campfire cupcakes and learn about the history of the US National Parks. Box 2 – Head over to the beach to make a sandcastle cake and learn about sharks. Box 3 – Finally, pick a starry night to learn about constellations while eating galactic ice cream cookie sandwiches. Each kit includes all the nonperishable ingredients to make the box, educational activities, and a kitchen gift: Star-shaped piping tip, white chocolate seashell candy mold, ice cream scoop.
Fun games for in and out of the pool!
It’s a new, travel-friendly spin on a classic game! Inflatable Tic Tac Toe from PoolCandy is a fun, fresh way to play at a campsite, on the beach … wherever you want! It’s perfect for kids or adults of any age. The set includes board and 10 reversible Xs and Os. Durable and heavyweight for lasting fun!
The Adventure Challenge is a mystery scratch-off game with countless creative adventures … the catch? You don’t know what you’re doing until you scratch it off! Each adventure is designed to explore outside your habits, dive deeper into your relationship, and make meaningful memories. Once it’s scratched off, you HAVE to do it. Ready to play?
Capture your summer memories in a comfy way!
Enjoy your favorite photo printed large and vibrant on an unbelievably soft and warm fleece blanket.
Just enjoy the view!
Bring the comfiest chair with you to your next picnic! Kijaro is the ultimate brand for comfy camping/beach/sports chairs including their best-selling Dual Lock Chairs. This design keeps your chair closed while carrying and open while sitting for a more comfortable seating experience. They have products for every adventure you go on whether it’s to the beach, sidelines at a sporting event, camping, and more! The Kijaro Dual Lock® Chair is now available in REPREVE® 100% recycled fabric! REPREVE® Fabric is created from recycled plastic bottles, and each of these Kijaro Dual Lock Chairs save 19 water bottles from landfills!
Be prepared and dressed for all your adventures!
Gorilla Training Group has high-performance fabric and styles, this eco-friendly brand is conscious of its carbon footprint (no bags or tags to name a few ways) and also plants a tree for every purchase.
Don’t forget to get some quality shut-eye!
Tired of waking up with neck or shoulder pain caused by scrunched-up pillows? Make sure you’re getting the best sleep of your life this summer with Honeydew Sleep’s Scrumptious Side Sleeper Pillow. This pillow is designed to support a side sleeper’s spinal alignment and to reduce strain on your upper body. It even has a copper-infused foam fill that has naturally antibacterial properties and keeps pillows fresh and cool night after night. Honeydew Sleep is a family-owned business and made right here in the USA with the utmost quality, purpose, and passion
So whatever activities and adventures you do this summer, just remember: Enjoy and have fun!
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