Though there are technically still several weeks of spring left, we’re already gearing up for summer down here in Texas! Wherever you may be, remember as you start stocking up on summer essentials that you don’t have to fill those long, hot days with toxic chemicals. Here’s what you need for a safer, better summer.
Non-Toxic Water Bottle
As temperatures rise, staying properly hydrated is even more important. Single-use plastic? No way. But refillable plastic water bottles can still leach phthalates, BPA, and other chemicals into your H2O. Opt for glass or stainless steel bottles for a healthier way to hydrate on-the-go.
In recent years, fast fashion has gained a reputation for its negative impact on the environment, and swimsuits are some of the worst offenders. Often dyed with toxic chemicals that contaminate the air and water, swimsuits tend to be made as quickly and cheaply as possible and many people throw them out after one season. This year, consider investing in a suit from one of these brands using sustainable materials as well as ethical and earth-friendly manufacturing practices.
Despite your best UV protection efforts, you may need to soothe a sunburn from time to time. Aloe vera is a classic natural remedy, and apple cider vinegar does wonders to take the sting out. Slather on some organic coconut oil to nourish and moisturize skin, and you’ll be good as new in no time. Pro tip: don’t forget about your lips! This delicate skin is often skipped when applying sunscreen, so pack a paraben-free lip balm in your beach bag for post-sun pout recovery.
Fresh (Non-Toxic) Flip-Flops
If your favorite summer sandals are plastic or synthetic rubber, you may be exposing yourself to phthalates and BPA - yuck. Swap them out for a pair made from natural rubber or cork and stride in pride all summer long.
Natural Bug Spray
Using essential oils for bug bites is an excellent natural remedy for insect-induced itching and scratching - but a better solution is to stop bugs before they bite. Protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito-borne illnesses without DEET and other harmful chemicals by choosing an all-natural insect repellent like our Don’t Bug Me spray. Carefully crafted with plant-derived ingredients like witch hazel and pure essential oils like rosemary and eucalyptus, it’s gentle, non-toxic and highly effective.
And of course, you can rely on our all-natural deodorant to get you through the sweatiest (and stinkiest) months of the year! Choosing products that are good for you and good for the planet is always in season. Stay cool (and safe) out there P3 fam!