Beach Bag Essentials for Your Staycation or Tropical Destination from Whole Foods Market

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Finally, summer is upon us and it is time to brighten up your beach tote even if it’s just for a day at the pool. Here’s a short list of’s favorite new beach bag essentials to help prepare you for sizzling summer days!

After testing the products, which all meet Whole Foods Market’s® strict quality standards, I was so happy to have received! The Mongo Kiss™ Lip Balmis the best Lip Balm to hit the market! No clumpy application, gloppy mess or bad waxy taste. Mongo Kiss™ Lip Balmrolls on smooth, has a yummy flavor, we have Vanilla Honey, and even in these scorching hot summer days no melting!

We’ve all heard the reports of Summer Skin Care, Protect, Protect, Protect! Well, Badger Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion is all you need. I usually use 30 – 45 for the hottest days and am very happy with Whole Body’s Badger Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotionand you will be also.

We all get energy depleted in the as we enjoy those long sunny summer days of fun and exercise and CocoHydro Sport Coconut Water Electrolytes added to a glass of water or any beverage provides the extra energy boosters that keep us on track.  I sampled the Lemon-Lime and was definitely impressed so much so that we think as a berry person, the Pomegranate-Raspberry is probably best for my tastes.

Spritzer Girl! Yes, a cooling spritz does wonder to refresh and in my summer fun sample I received Alaffia Everyday Coconut Water Face Toner. Just out of the shower! A spritz of Coconut Face Toner and not only does it cool it tones! Mid day; Spritz! We love this product and we know you will you also! And by using Alaffia Everyday Coconut Water Face Toner you can give a hand up as Alaffia products donates 10 percent of sales to empowering women in poor communities in Togo.

Enjoy! The lazy days of summer are upon us!

Below are the deets for your summer fun bag!

Badger Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion (SRP* $18.99) This cream-based sunscreen made with non-nano uncoated zinc oxide is very water resistant, while moisturizing, protecting and nourishing the skin. It has a base of certified organic oil, butters and aloe vera, which provides a protective barrier and makes it easy to apply for daily use.

CocoHydro Sport Coconut Water Electrolytes (SRP* $23.99, 480 gr) For the portable benefits of coconut water without the weight, stock up on this fair trade certified electrolyte drink mix. Made from certified organic coconut water powder, it can be added to any liquid on the go. This drink mix is available in Original, Pomegranate-Raspberry, Pineapple and Lemon-Lime.

Mineral Fusion Nail Polish (SRP* $7.99) This long-wearing, chip-resistant polish is formulated without the use of formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate. While there is no truly “all natural” nail polish, this line comes close! 30 new colors were just added to their collection, ranging from classics and glitters to super-shiny metallics and subtle sheers.

Mongo Kiss™ Lip Balm (SRP* $1.99) This lip balm is super hydrating and rejuvenating and is made with Mongongo Nut Oil, which is rich in nutrients like Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Certified organic, fair trade and gluten-free, this balm meets our Premium Body Care standards and is perfect for anyone concerned about what goes on their lips. Added bonus: this product is also made with 100 percent renewable energy offsets! This balm is available in Peppermint, Pomegranate, Vanilla-Honey, and Unflavored.

Alaffia Everyday Coconut Water Face Toner (SRP* $8.99) Cool off post-sun with a spritz of this Fair Trade Certified toner made with coconut water, neem and papaya to rebalance and rehydrate skin while neutralizing surface impurities.  Plus, at 12 oz., this product is a steal! As always, this Alaffia product donates 10 percent of sales to empowering women in poor communities in Togo.
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