3 Essentials for Summer Outdoor Adventures!

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Summer is here! Here’s a list of 3 essentials for healthy summer outdoor adventures:

1. A glass or stainless steel water bottle.  A re-usable water bottle helps the environment and keeps kids hydrated.  You will also avoid excessive bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from plastic water bottles that are left sitting in the hot sun for too long.  BPA is a hormone disrupter and linked to cancer.  Add some lemon, lime, cucumber or berries to your water to keep it fresh and tasty!

2. A natural sunscreen with zinc oxide as the active ingredient for preventing exposure to harmful UV rays.  Check out the Environmental Working Group’s 2015 Guide to Sunscreens to see where your sunscreen ranks in terms of safety and effectiveness.  Remember to reapply after swimming and don’t forget the ears, hands and feet! Check out my post on the ABC’s of Skin Cancer Prevention.

3. A natural essential oil bug spray.  Bug bites can lead to unpleasant itching and discomfort.  Prevent them with these Essential oils!


Dr. Ellen Simone, Naturopathhttp://www.drellensimone.com/
Dr. Ellen Simone welcomes you to work with her under a holistic view of health which encompasses the understanding that the mind and body are connected to sustaining long-term health and wellness. As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Simone focuses on family wellness and has special interests in women and children’s health. She loves working with women through different phases in their lives; to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease PMS symptoms, optimize fertility, provide support during and after pregnancy, maintain breast health and welcome menopause. Children are also a primary focus in her practice and she believes that setting healthy habits at a young age is important for long-term health and wellness.

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  1. Done, Done and Done! We are all set for the summer here and have already been dealing with a heat wave! Thanks for the tips!

  2. I was on top of things this season, stocked up on all three items you mentioned!
    I can’t believe I didn’t own a stainless steel bottle sooner than this year…..LOVE my bottles!

  3. Yesss! I cannot believe how many people do not understand this. I traveled with some friends last summer that just didn’t understand the necessity to pack water! I take water with me to go five blocks in the summer, let alone traveling!

    gotta say I’ve been terrible with sunblock, I try! Thanks for the great post 🙂

  4. Thanks I’m definitely looking into getting a natural essential oil bug spray before the bugs start this year thats the only thing i hate about summmer.

  5. Great tips . Can’t wait for the summer . I always use a re-usable water bottle. Haven’t tried essential oils for big spray though . I’ll have to try that this summer

  6. I’m so sad that summer is over but I also never heard of natural sunscreen with zinc oxide but it’s something for me to check into

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