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The perfect summer accompaniments
Ah summer…this is what it means to me: traipsing down to the beach with a towel and a good book, lying on the sand watching the surf and chatting for a few hours and then making the trek back to the house for food! Bliss! Some of the less glamorous components of this lifestyle are the gritty minutes spent lathering on sunscreen, wrestling with tangled hair and (when sun kisses turn to bites) plying on the cheap chemical-laden after sun balm.
But this summer I’ve been enjoying some much needed (and improved) products courtesy of Natural Supply Co so I thought I’d share what’s in my beach bag.
First, the all-important sunscreen by Eco Tan.
This is Sonya, the creator and founder of Eco Tan. You can read more about her story here. I love using the Eco Tan Natural Coconut Sunscreen SPF30 – you can get it in the tinted version (which I love for my face) or untinted for the whole family to use. It’s up to three hours water resistant and just feels so luxurious on the skin. You won’t go back to the cheap stuff after using this.
Next up, I’ve been spritzing my hair like crazy.
We’ve got this amazing O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray - you just shake well, spray through damp or dry locks to add instant texture whether left to dry naturally or with help from a wave-enhancing diffuser.
We’re also the only ones to stock the Shore Soap Co Sea Spray - formulated to match the salinity of the ocean, Shore Soap Co Sea Spray is great for adding beachy texture and waves to hair. It's perfect for helping you achieve the tousled beach hair look.
I have long hair that goes weirdly wavy when wet and left to dry, so I love being able to spritz some of this spray into my locks, pull it over one shoulder to dry or put it up high in a pony tail to sit nicely if we head to the pub for dinner. I'll be taking this spray into the new year with me, particularly when I'm in need of some summer memories when I'm stuck in the office!
And the soothing after sun balm…
Badger After Sun Balm is a USDA Certified Organic Skin Moisturiser that is great for to use after sun exposure. It conditions and smoothes parched skin, gently and naturally.
This is a total body balm, great for after bath and shower, after sun, or for dry skin anywhere on the body, at any time of the year. Lavender and Moroccan Blue Tansy oils contribute to the delightful tropical scent of this balm and have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties, helping to soothe, cool, and relieve your dry, tight skin after sun exposure.
This balm, with a chilled sav blanc on the deck after a sunny day = heaven!
What's in your beach bag this summer?