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Natural Body Care Products for camping (and at home)

Why you should look out for natural body care products for camping (and for your daily routine)?

Your body is the engine that keeps you alive. And without mother earth we can’t survive…

Oh gosh that sounds dramatic right 😀 but it’s actually true! 
Our heart and all the other organs keep us alive, and without a clean and healthy nature we don’t have clean air to breathe or clean water to drink.

Your biggest organ is actually your skin. It keeps your body together, it is a protection shield. It heals when you have a scratch, your pores help you to get rid of “waste”, the skin can regulate temperature and so much more. You shouldn’t take it for granted, you should treat your biggest organ well. 

You should treat your body well and if you choose products that are vegan and organic you even do something good for the animals and the environment 🙂

And since we all love nature natural beauty products are worth a look.

What you can do for a healthier body and planet:

  • Eat natural food, mostly plants: keep the processed convenience food on the shelves, cook from scratch
  • Use natural cosmetics. 
  • Use organic beauty products.
  • Use natural oils (olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil…) instead of mineral oil based body lotions.
  • Treat your skin well: don’t expose it too long to the sun. Protect it against the cold. 
  • Do natural peelings (easy micro plastic free DIY peeling: olive oil plus salt or sugar) at least once a month, because our skin renews every 28 days. This way we can help to keep pores open and help the skin to stay fresh.
  • Get some daylight.
  • Do sports regularly.
  • When camping/hiking only use natural products and don’t use shampoo and soap in wild streams. Wash yourself and dishes 200 feet away from streams and lakes!-> Leave No Trace
  • etc…..
 
I like to recommend a few body care products here that you might like to give a try… Great to use when you are not traveling too!!

Natural body care product recommendations for camping:

Reef Safe Sunscreen

Most Conventional sunscreen has harmful ingredients for corals and other ocean wild life. That’s why it is important to get mineral based sunscreen if you tend to go for a dip into a wild stream while camping. Learn more-> Sunscreen and their danger for corals.

Deodorant

Yes we all sweat while on an outdoor adventure: Try this vegan, natural, aluminum free deodorant that comes in a jar. 

A lot of DIY deodorant recipes include baking soda and quite a lot of people have problems with baking soda. But this could be for you too, it is baking soda free!

Natural Lip Balm

Did you know most conventional lip balm (and also body lotions) is made with mineral oil? It is just everywhere… This lip balm is all natural made with coconut oil, beeswax, shea, cocoa butter etc. and tinted with beets. Or make your own lip balm to protect your lips while hiking-> Lip Balm DIY

Natural toothpaste

A lot of toothpaste has micro plastic inside. So no matter if you spit it out into a sink or into the woods when camping, make sure your toothpaste is micro plastic free!!  

Why not try a natural toothpaste that comes in a glass jar, or try toothpaste tablets. You can find these at Lush or in zero waste stores.

Bamboo Toothbrush

Instead of buying a new plastic toothbrush when your old needs to go, try a bamboo/wooden one. 
Humble toothbrush is a vegan toothbrush made from bamboo. 

For every toothbrush sold a child in need get’s a toothbrush or alternative dental care. 

Solid shampoo

Say goodbye to plastic bottled shampoo! Try a shampoo bar instead. It is much smaller and easier to carry in your backpack too. 

A lot of online stores have them in store already, zero waste stores and bigger supermarkets too. Or get on the “hunt” on farmers markets. Just try to avoid conventional palm-oil products!! 

Solid soap bar

When camping and showering outdoors we should make sure to have natural, biodegradable soap with us. A great alternative to plastic bottled and maybe even plastic filled (micro beads) body wash is a soap bar. 

Safety Razor

Actually we don’t need to shave when on a hiking/camping holiday right?But if you still want to, instead of single use of plastic razors you could try a safety razor. The blades are the only thing you need to dispose of.

Spot treatment

Tea tree oil is a great natural treatment if you have spots. You just need a tiny amount on a q-tip. It can also help against mosquitos. Just mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your arms and legs. Make your own natural repellent.

Organic Basics - organic cotton underwear for men and women

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