Lavender is my multi-purpose tool that I bring with me everywhere. It is so versatile for cuts, scrapes, stings and bites.
It is gentle enough for little ones & when in doubt - I put lavender oil on. It's also incredibly calming & soothing for upset kiddos.
Why these summer essentials are must have's ...
Mineral Sunscreen - This Mineral Sunscreen packs a strong protective punch with SPF 50.
But don't forget your Lavaderm After Sun Spray because we all forget to apply every now and again. When kiddos get a little extra sun, their sensitive, thin skin is extra sensitive. This amazing spray is so easy to apply - no rubbing in a lotion, just an easy spritz. In fact, I let my kiddos apply it themself!
Insect Repellant - This is a must if you live in an area with a lot of insects. The wipes are extra easy to apply & are individually packaged so I can bring a couple along in my purse or in the diaper bag (when you have tiny littles with you). It is very effective and smells light & nice, compared to stinky, chemical-laden sprays.
Citronella - I diffuse this outside when we have a summer BBQ & near doorways to deter pests from coming into our home. You will find my favorite diffuser in the link also! It's sturdy & made of metal so it's kid-friendly if it gets tipped over!
Lavender Hand & Body Lotion - Don't forget to grab this beauty. Your sun-kissed sun will thank you! Also, a pro tip - grab a bottle of peppermint oil & add a few drops to your hand to mix in with this lotion for a cooling sensation if you over-indulged in your sun exposure. Or add 20-30 drops to the entire bottle of lotion!
Last but not least - don't forget to care for your face. Our faces are exposed to UV rays all year long. Even in the winter months. It's why we show signs of aging so much sooner on our face. It's called Bloom Brightening Cream. This all-natural beauty cream is made from plant-based ingredients that are incredibly effective. It delivers intense hydration, while minimizing the appearance of future damage & brightens the skin's appearance. If you've seen my posts - I joke that this is my spanx for my face. Seriously - try it. You'll thank me later!