November 26, 2020 •

Eco-Conscious Beach Bag Essentials

Welcoming all you Beach Babes!

This post is a little different, but just as important. Packing the perfect beach bag is crucial to having a stress-free day at the beach. I’ve been there, you’ve been there, we’ve all been there... not having a good pair of sunglasses or forgetting your sunblock can create an unenjoyable time in the sun. However, when choosing your must-have products, thinking about the environment and how we can be sustainableis extremely crucial. We suggest writing these suggestions down, so grab a notepad and get ready for some eco-conscious beach day essentials.

1. Beach Bag. To start, you need to have a beach bag to store all these items in. We highly recommend one that can double and be used as a farmers’market/grocery bag! Here’s a super cute one that features #zerowaste from Amazon the Casablanca Market Moroccan Market BasketWe also suggest some functionable reusable silicone storage bags from Stasher  to store all of your meals and snacks and of course a good Hydo flask!

2. Sun Protection Sunscreen is an obvious must when out in the sun’s harmful rays. We suggest COOLA’S Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray with SPF 50 in Fragrance-Free. Head over to ULTA where you can grab their "The Classics Bundle" featuring a body, face and lip combo! 

3. Hair Protection did you know the sun can also damage your hair and scalp? We recommend using COOLA’S Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 to protect from the roots to the tips. This can nourish your hair too, thanks to being packed with plant-based antioxidants.

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Beach Bag

The Classic French/Moroccan Market Basket is lightweight and durable. Handmade in Morocco, it features 4 leather straps for carrying over shoulders or be held in hands.

Sun Protection

Cruelty-Free / Non-GMO / Gluten-Free / Paraben-FreeReef Safe / Reef-Friendly.

Hair Protection

70%+ certified organic ingredients
80 minute water resistance 
Safe to use on color-treated hair 

 4. Sunglasses staring straight into the sun not only hurts, but is extremely harmful for your eyes. Check out the Polarized Plus 2 from Maui Jim, their lenses are like none other! Incomparable to other luxury brands, believe us! We’ve tried them all....their lenses just can’t be beat.

5. Ethical Swimwear don’t head to the beach without your favorite swimsuit! You know our absolute must-have pieces come from our Kindkinis collection. With Kindkinis you support a major cause while feeling confident, beautiful and comfortable.

6. Flip Flops you need a good pair of flip-flops that won’t break or feel uncomfortable while walking in the sand. We stand by Vionicfor their carefully crafted vegan collection. If you’re looking for more options, head over to UniGuide and check out their detailed list for Vegan and Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops.

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Ocean polarized cat eye sunglasses are inspired by the ocean’s tranquility. Available in two vibrant color ways that best fit small to medium face shapes, Ocean is the perfect blend of fashion and function.

Ethical Swimwear

With Kindkini’s you support a major cause while feeling confident, beautiful and comfortable.

Flip Flops

Low-profile injected EVA flip flop with our exclusive contoured arch to promote natural alignment from the feet up.

7. Beach Hat Ladies, please don’t forget your hat while out in the sun! We highly suggest a wide brim hat to help keep you protected and in the shade . Check out some of our favourites: Cuyana Wide Brim Summer Hat , Lack of Colour The Viennaor Lucky Brand ’s Natural Straw Hat

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Cuyana Brim Hat

Summer Hat is built with a wide (but not obstructive) brim for ample shade and a contemporary feel.

Lucky Brand

Sun's out, hat's on. You're made in the shade when you make your own shade wherever you roam, with the shapely brim of this woven straw hat.

Lack of Colour

New palm leaf woven sun hat, features a chin strap and bead toggle, to stay on your noggin’

8.  A Good Book we highly recommend bringing a good book along with you. Some of our current favorites?American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins and Educated  by Tara Westover. Next up, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett -we can’t wait to get our hands on this one.

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American Dirt 
by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt is a 2020 novel by American author Jeanine Cummins, about the ordeal of a Mexican woman who had to leave behind her life and escape as an undocumented immigrant to the United States with her son.

by Tara Westover

Educated is a memoir by the American author Tara Westover. In it, Westover recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college, and emphasizes the importance of education to enlarging her world.

The Vanishing Half 
by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half is a 2020 novel by Brit Bennett. The Vanishing Half is a story that asks pertinent and, at times, overwhelming questions about who we are and where we’re headed as a society

9. Beach Towel lying down in the sand doesn’t have to get uncomfortable, and by investing in a good beach towel, it won’t be. We suggest checking out Sandcloud, they have a mission to help save Marine Life! They offer sustainable products, and stylish towels, 10% of their profits go to Marine Conservation.

10. Cora Life Tampons, Pads and Liners-also be prepared for the surprise visit from Aunt Flo! Cora Life creates their products from organic cotton. Every purchase from Cora Life “gives a girl in need access to period care and education”. They stand by displaying the ingredients on their labels, it’simportant to know what you are putting on and in your body.

11. Enjoy music without reaching for your smartphone with this WONDERBOOM 2 Bluetooth speaker. The increases loudness and clarity for outdoor listening, while the 13-hour battery life powers through day-long adventures without interruptions. This WONDERBOOM 2 Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, is dustproof and features a rugged design for added durability.

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Sand Cloud Towel

When you purchase a beach towel fron Sand Cloud, you not only get a sand-resistant, ultra-absorbant Turkish cotton towel, but also help in their mission as a portion of every sale goes to a  worthwhile environmental charity.

Cora Life Tampons

Each time you buy Cora you make a powerful choice to create an opportunity for girls to stay in school and step boldly into their futures.

Waterproff Speaker

Wonderboom speaker meets all the beach standards. Use it in the pool, the beach or as a shower speaker. This speaker is dirt resistant and drop-proof - it's ready for bikes and big adventures.

For a natural beach look

Items we love to see you glow, your natural beauty is stunning. Sometimes, we all need a little extra assistance in feeling confident. And that’s ok! Here are our top beach approved beauty picks. 
     1. Purlisse - They have beautiful BB & CC Creams as well as other glowy -              hydrating products. Check out their travel sizes! 
     2. Osea Malibu has vegan, clean & responsibly sourced skincare products.               Perfect for preparing for the beach, or washing the day away. 
     3. Glossier Cloud Paint - creates a friendly beach blush (they carry stunning           colors!) 
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