That's where stocking your summer tote comes in. With a few smart additions on hand, you'll be primed (and pumped) to go from outdoor boot camp to backyard dinner party.
From BPA-free water bottle to organic face mist, we've got all the natural recs to fuel your summer fun—including the number-one must-have, sunscreen. Specifically, Australian Gold's new Botanical mineral lotion formulas, which block UVA and UVB rays with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, but still glide on like a dream (just say no to chalky residue).
So, we teamed up with the sun-protection powerhouse to compile the complete list of go-tos for your summer carryall—so you're always prepped for your next adventure.
Scroll down for the 9 essential ingredients for your best summer yet.
First, you’ll need somewhere to stash all the goods—and this cult gem is the ultimate versatile to-go bag. AKA, durable enough to lug around a locker room, but pretty enough to accompany you to the post-workout brunch sesh.
No warm-weather look is complete without a pair of sunnies—and the classic tortoiseshell and edgy blue detail on this set are a dream combo. Plus, the reflective lenses actually reduce glare in super-sunny situations. Fresh and functional.
Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen, $14-$16
Don't get caught out and about without protection for your skin. These mineral lotions are loaded with beneficial plant-powered ingredients (that won't leave your skin with a ghostly white hue) while leaving out potentially harmful ones, like parabens and sulfates. Bonus: The scent is light enough for everyday use, and smells citrusy chic instead of straight-up tropical.
BKR Water Bottle, $35
Stay hydrated during all your pursuits with a BPA-free water bottle. BYOB (bringing your own bottle) is good for the environment and your health, plus the rose gold accents make this canister feel like a chic accessory.
Matchaful Packets, $14
Turn your regular old H20 into an iced matcha latte anywhere with these super portable packets. Just pour one pouch into any 16-ounce water bottle (ahem, see above), shake it up with some ice, and voila: an organic energy elixir you didn't even have to stand in line for.
For a spritz of refreshment in a pinch, a facial mist will be your BFF on hot summer days. And who could say no to the instant spa vibe of organic coconut water infused with Bulgarian roses?
Beats Pill+, $230
Clocking in at just over a pound, you'll barely notice this portable speaker's weight in your bag, but you'll definitely notice the difference it makes in your spontaneous sidewalk dance party.
Turkish Bath Towel, $22
The super-soft, 100 percent cotton fabric of this light-as-air towel is traditionally used in Turkish baths, but can also double as a picnic blanket, yoga towel, or pool sarong. Talk about a multi-tasker.
Go from daytime workout to evening escapades with this good-hair-day in a bottle. Just a sprinkle of the aluminum-free formula zaps oil, so you can have refreshed, mermaid-like locks to match your iced unicorn latte.
Simply walking down the street in the summer can feel like stepping into a bikram yoga studio. The activated charcoal in this aluminum-free deodorant neutralizes that impact—so you don't have to press pause on your day.
Top photo: Stocksy/Luke Mattson
Loading More Posts...