Eco-Friendly Summer Essentials

Eco-Friendly Summer Essentials

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Warmer months are around the corner and that means relaxing days spent beneath the glow of the summer sun. There will be trips to the beach, family picnics, road trips, and barbeques with neighbors and friends. There is lots to do and my family is usually always on the move; keeping active and taking advantage of the beautiful weather.

In the summer, it’s important to have the right products for your individual needs. The best deodorant will keep you dry and confident. The perfect lotion can enhance a sun-kissed, golden tan and the right sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful sun rays.

Nature’s Gate has been creating eco-friendly, wholistic products since 1972. From sulfate-free hair care to all-natural oral care; Nature’s Gate products can be enjoyed by the entire family. Here are a few that I had the opportunity to try and really enjoyed:

Eco-Friendly Summer Essentials

Nature’s Gate Deodorant in Marine Mist is a product that has become fundamental in our household. For the past year, my husband and I had been using an all-natural deodorant by a different brand but the scent was too feminine for my husband and too over-powering for me. Marine Mist is a clean, fresh fragrance that can be enjoyed by both women and men. I also appreciate that Nature’s Gate Deodorant is soy-free (no skin irritation for me), vegan, and made without GMOs or Aluminum. This is a perfect gym or tote bag essential for the summer!

Eco-Friendly Summer Essentials

I shared my bottle of Nature’s Gate Face Sunscreen with my parents when they took a trip to visit some family members down south. My father is a skin cancer and melanoma survivor; he needs a good sunblock that will keep him protected. He also has very sensitive skin and needs a natural product that won’t cause him skin irritation. When I explained to him that Nature’s Gate Sunblock contained no parabens, fragrance, phthalates, or oxybenzone, he was ecstatic to try it out. He came home from his trip completely sunburn free and loving it!

In addition to using it on myself, I also like to put a dab of this product of my preschooler’s face before he goes to school. The smooth, creamy texture blends easily and keeps him protected while playing outside on the playground. I can’t wait to take this on our vacation in June! It will be a permanent fixture in my beach bag.

Eco-Friendly Summer Essentials

As a fair-skinned female, I do not tan, I burn! Most summers, I’ve been very envious of my friends and their lovely, sun-kissed glows. I was incredibly excited to try Nature’s Gate Glow Lotion in Medium. Before using the lotion, I exfoliated in the shower to prep my skin. I toweled off, waited until I was completely dry, and then applied the lotion. I took great care to make sure I spread it on evenly. I waited a few minutes for my skin to dry and then I was good to go. Thankfully, Glow Lotion has no strange “tanner” smell; I could wear it and not feel self-conscious. By the end of the day, I definitely noticed results! My skin had a natural sun-kissed look; no abnormal, orange tinge. For darker skin tones, this product should enhance and deepen the glow you already have! Nature’s Gate Glow Lotion comes in a nice, generous sized bottle which has lasted me awhile. I’m hooked on this product for it’s natural-looking and beautiful results!

I appreciate that Nature’s Gate has developed a line of eco-friendly products that work effectively and are very economical. For natural and cost-conscious families, Nature’s Gate products are the way to go! My husband and I had fun exploring their website and making a list of goodies we plan on picking up on our next trip to the natural food market.

Nature’s Gate Products can be purchased at Amazon.

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About Katharine

Katharine is a full-time mom and wife with a passion for writing. She is a published romance author (under the pseudonym Ivy Boelyn) and editor. Katharine has also worked previously as a licensed Early Childhood Educator and a licensed Cosmetologist. She enjoys relaxed days making memories with family and exciting nights out with her husband and their closest friends.


  1. I want to try this!

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