Natural Summer Essentials You’ll Want in Your Beach Bag This Season

by Collier Sutter

Natural Summer Essentials You’ll Want in Your Beach Bag This Season
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Summer officially begins when your first bug bite appears or your skin turns lobster red unexpectedly after a long day outside. You probably have plenty of sunscreen, bug sprays and other drug store products ready to help aid those summer side effects, but many of those creams, sprays and ointments are packed with unwanted chemicals and non-organic ingredients. This summer season make sure your kiddos reach for natural protectors and remedies instead, from after-bite that’s derived from chamomile oil to a natural lice prevention conditioning spray. Fill your tote with these clean products, made with simple ingredients lists you can get behind, from Amazon and Target.

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Made Of Baby Sunscreen Organic SPF 30


Protect your little one's skin with this plant-based sunscreen, which is soy-free, nut-free and contains no harsh chemicals. It's packed with all natural ingredients like raspberry oil, argan oil and coconut oil— all of which are naturally water resistant. Plus—a note from its happy reviewers on Amazon—it doesn't leave behind an unwanted greasy residue behind.

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Burt's Bees Aloe and Coconut Oil After Sun Soother


Sunburns after a long beach day might cause some tears and discomfort for your kids. Opt for this sun-soothing treatment from Burt's Bees made from aloe and coconut oil in an easy-to rub in lotion. Your child can put their clothing back on right after applying—unlike normal aloe—and they'll quickly feel that cooling sensation.

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Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Daily Kid Conditioning Spray for Lice Prevention


School might be out, but camp season is here! If you're sending your child to sleepaway camp or day camp this year, expect they'll be in close quarters with other kiddos. To protect them from lice without any added fuss, this detangler is easy to add into their everyday bath-time routine. Its magic is in its natural oil ingredients: rosemary, citronella, peppermint, lavender, tea tree and geranium oils. The conditioning spray is also made free of parabens, sulfates, harsh chemicals and allergen-free.

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Bee Propolis Throat Spray by Beekeeper’s Naturals


When the seasons change, allergies can hit both you and your kids. This throat spray is perfect for relieving symptoms from dry coughs, sore throats and colds. The product is made with high-grade Canadian bee propolis extract, non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. Plus, there are no added flavors, additives or refined sugars.

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Natural Lemon Shoe Deodorizer Foot Deodorant Spray


Summer is filled with lots of physical activities for your kids. With days playing outside comes sweat, smelly shoes! This natural lemon shoe deodorizer spray fights bacteria that causes foot and shoe odor. Just go ahead and spray it directly on feet and inside their sneaks before they’re day on the run. Plus, it’ll even work in your children's sports bags, too.

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Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Spray


This plant-based bug repellent spray from Repel is a must-have for all of your kid's outdoor summer escapades. The key ingredients are eucalyptus oil and lemon, and the formula can last up to six hours. Use it on little ones 3 and up!

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Mamaearth After Bite Roll On with Chamomile Oil for Kids and Babies


Swap out your drugstore insect bite solution, which is often made with DEET (diethyltoluamide), for one made from chamomile oil and both hypoallergenic and toxin-free. Coming in a travel-friendly packaging, the roll-on is ideal to throw in your tote for any beach outing, hiking trip or backyard party where your kids may need some relief from pesky mosquito bites.