Products for the Great Outdoors

Rachel Snethun, Chatters Blogger

Summer in Canada is the time for us to embrace the great outdoors. Most of us are chomping at the bit to enjoy nature at its best. One of my greatest loves in the summer is to set up a tent and enjoy the sun and perhaps a little rain from time to time. I picked out some of my favourite products that help me feel #StyleHappy all summer long!

Joico Instant Refresh

With camping I still want to feel fresh; with the shower not being a very convenient option, I have embraced the wonderful invention of the dry shampoo. Joico Instant Refresh is just that; this suitable companion takes away the look of excess oil and leaves no trace of white powder, and after a quick brush it gives me that revitalized feeling without the shower.

The sunny days can cause some damage to the skin. Burns are never fun, but just in case my skin sees a little too much sun that day I did find a great option to soothe those nasty burns. The HEMPZ After Sun Cooling Spray allows me to apply the product without touching my skin. This product soothes and hydrates to help heal the damaging effects of the sun. Another bonus to this product is the ingredient list; I know that I am using a product that uses more natural ingredients and that always brings a smile to my face.

I love to hike, I don’t like the smelly aftermath, so I tend to bring my Billy Jealousy Funk Buddy Deodorant. Fun fact, this product is vegan and cruelty-free! It makes me feel right about nature when those cute little bunnies surround me. Embrace the hike knowing that you won’t have to worry about how you smell when hiking with friends; we do like to keep our friends around after all.

Another one of my go-to products when camping is the LAFRESH Oil-Free Face Cleanser. If there is one thing I enjoy, it is the feeling of clean skin before I dive into my sleeping bag at night. With the smoke of the campfire staining my face, there is nothing better than a wipe of this cleanser cloth to rejuvenate my skin. Say goodbye to dirt but also to parabens, sulfates, triclosan, dyes, PEG’s artificial fragrances and animal by-products. We are after all in nature and believe me, the fewer chemicals we have in our products, the better our skin feels. Another fun note, this product is also biodegradable and compostable to help prevent that footprint on our beautiful planet. Enjoying nature and caring for our planet do go hand in hand.

These are just a few of my product must haves for camping in the great outdoors. Check back for some more of these products for our great Canadian summers.