Hot Weather Sparks Hot (Conscious) Buys So Grab These Necessities For The Beach Right Now!
These sustainable buys will take your beach experience to the next eco-level.
Summer is all about spending time on the beach especially when Gozo has so many beautiful beaches to offer. If you’re an eco-conscious human, then why not look out for these brilliant sustainable beach necessities and make a little buying decision that has a huge impact.
How about this for a sustainable beach buy! Traditional sunblock is terrible for the ocean because of its chemical ingredients, particularly oxybenzone and octinoxate. Sunblock is also part of the reason why coral reefs are dying. Thankfully, reef-friendly and ocean-friendly sunblocks exist and not only is Botanical SPF 50 Rich Deep Face Lotion the perfect facial sun protection it is also has a non-chemical, mineral base, and great matte finish with a gentle tint. It can also be used both underneath make-up and as a BB cream. Check out the rest of the sunblock and after-sun range on Coral Shopping.
2. Reusable Straws
Oh no! There’s a plastic straw in my cocktail! Aren’t those supposed to be banned? Mmmm… Don’t worry about this riddle, instead, go for these sustainable beach necessities – the reusable silicone straw! They come in an array of fun colours ideal for cocktails and smoothies that work well for both adults and kids.
They are so easy to fold up and take out with you. Soft on your teeth, no risks of a chipped tooth! Come with a brush for easy cleaning and they are also dishwasher safe.
3. Upcycled Beach Bags
Anything that is being reused or recycled is obviously sustainable and good for the environment, but when you’re heading to the beach this Tote Bag is one of your main necessities! It’s made from upcycled cotton with boxed corners to create an accessible, practical and stackable space for all your beach stuff and the handles are broad webbed straps for awesome stability and comfort. Statement AND style!
4. Me Luna Natural Cup
Can you safely go swimming while wearing a menstrual cup? The answer is a definite YES! The Me Luna® natural Cup is available in different sizes. It is much more comfortable to swim with than a tampon and obviously safer than sanitary pads. A menstrual cup will keep everything contained until you’re ready to empty it. Me Luna® natural is made with an addition of recycled material and traditional women’s herbs.
5. Baseball Cap
You can’t enjoy a full day at the beach without head protection. The Classic Baseball Cap from the Continental Collection is made from organic cotton. It is an OEKO-TEX certified product and member of the Fair Wear Foundation, ensuring that workers work in acceptable conditions in clothing factories and are paid a fair wage.
6. Waterproof Shower Cap
Yes, we understand the dilemma of wetting your hair! Let us then introduce you to this unique modern fitted cap, so fine and elegant that you can wear it at the beach or at the pool! Thanks to its elastic, it will fit perfectly on anyone’s head and it is not only stylish and flattering but also very comfortable. Try it for yourself! Made of 100% linen
7. Lip Balm
Lip balms are crucial for locking in any moisture and giving your lips a soft, youthful look. Long days out in the sun can leave your lips dry and irritated. Handmade in Malta, this Lip Balm comes in ten different flavours including Bubblegum, Coconut and Soft Rose. These natural lip therapy balms are rich in natural butter, wax and moisturizer and come in recyclable containers. Their job is to hydrate and relieve chapped or dry lips. Suitable for both adults and children.
8. Water Bottle
You’ll need to hydrate very frequently on Gozitan summers! Say no to plastic, and avoid ocean pollution with a simple action – carry your own reusable water bottle. This bottle’s double stainless-steel wall and vacuum-sealed insulation keep water cold for up to 12 hours. Elegant, cute and brightly coloured. The nylon strap makes it easy to carry the 500 ml bottle wherever you go!
9. Reusable Food Wraps
Going to the beach usually means that you’ll bring some snacks with you. Do you really want to take plastic to the beach? Let’s practice our sustainability by using these reusable beeswax food wraps. Perfect for sandwiches, fruit in pieces, and all kinds of snacks really. Be careful not to leave them prolonged under direct sunlight and you will be able to keep re-using them for up to 6 months!
Never lose your keys again with this handmade rustic anchor keychain! Made out of reclaimed olive wood this is a moderately sized bulky keychain, perfect to help you find your keys easily inside of a large beach bag. If you are in need of a keychain, forget the commercial plastic junk and choose an authentic, artisan product made with love.
Words: Zen D’Amato Gautam. Edited: Gozo In The House More Slow Living Posts Here.
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