#whatsinmybag | The Beach Bag
Image Credit @Brookecagle
The calendar might have ticked over to the first official day of Autumn but that doesn’t mean all the fun activities of summer have to end. In fact, one might argue that this time of year on the cusp of summer and autumn is the ideal time to pack up the family for an impromptu beach trip. First of all, there’s no crowds to deal with, no fighting for a park or a spot for your beach tent and slightly less sting in the sun (but not enough to get lax about sun protection). And depending on where you are situated along the coast, the water is still balmy for at least another few weeks. Also, the kids ice-cream will melt at a slightly less ferocious rate. All around, an early autumn beach trip makes for a more pleasant experience. So may we suggest that you make the most of the last days of summer weather and jump in the car and head down or up the coast for a day of sun, sand, salt and serenity (hopefully). Failing that, the local pool is a always a good plan B. ;)
Here’s a list of beach essentials we’ve put together keeping in mind that no-one wants to lug any more to the beach than necessary, especially when you’ve got a boot full of buckets and kid paraphernalia. Consider this our minimalist beach bag essentials...
(beautiful woven beach bag from Hummingbird The Shop and one piece swimsuit from Okay Pretty)
Drift created this suncream to ‘withstand the most epic of adventures’. So, you can be rest assured that it’s designed with the latest up to date suncream technology, to be 4 hours water and sweat resistant. Plus it’s free from nasties and provides great protection for the whole family on the those long beach days.
If you do accidentally get caught out in the and end up crimson, there is nothing quite so good at soothing burnt skin like Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera contains over 75 different nutrients! This lovely gel by Meeka is made from 100% natural and organic ingredients and comes in an easy-to-use pump bottle.
Nothing ruins a sunset beach barbeques faster than mosquitos and midges. Go prepared and arm your family against all manner of bitey things with this 100% plant derived, gentle repellent from Bondi Wash. It’s made from a blend of Australian native essential oils including Lemon Scented Gum, Lemon Tea Tree, Lemon Myrtle, Niaouli and Blue Cypress.
Rehydrate your skin after a dip in the ocean with this lightweight organic body cream. With calming cucumber to soothe and calm and antioxidant rich pomegranate, red raspberry and arctic cranberry to help keep the skin healthy and glowing, it’s perfect for the whole family.
When we don’t get enough water our whole system slows down and we feel sluggish, tired and not on our game. We end up reaching for sugar or caffeine to get through the work day. Get your 8 glasses a day easily by keeping a glass water bottle close by, in your handbag or at your desk. These beautiful water bottles are recent addition to the Mukti range. Made from biophotonic glass, when you fill it with water and place it in the morning sunlight, it energises the water to taste spectacular. It’s not woo woo! It’s science.