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REV’s 2023 Sustainable Summer Essentials
We are so excited that it is finally summer. When we are not working, the Rev team is going to be spending as much time outside as possible – gardening, hiking, swimming, and spending time away from our screens under the sun. In this editorial we wanted to share some of our current summer essentials that are sustainably minded and created by some of our favourite brands.
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Kor’s Water Bottles
Hydration is always necessary but especially in the summer months when we are out in nature, moving our bodies, and under the warm sun. Kor creates our favourite reusable water bottles for on the go. They eliminate the need for single use plastic bottles that are terrible for the environment and our own health. They have a variety of different bottles to choose from so there is absolutely something for everyone and for different adventures. Sip sustainably with their latest collection, the Melrose, which comes in three sizes is a double-walled insulated stainless steel bottle. It keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold – perfect for ensuring a crisp drink on a hot day! Their One Planet bottles also come in different sizes and an array of amazing colors. It is inspired by nature and has a water dipped design – a pretty chic accessory for the beach! The Union bottles are practical and incredibly light, making them perfect for a long hike, where hydration is so key but you don’t want to be weighed down. The Nava Filtration bottle is an amazing bottle to always have on hand when you are away from home and needing your own filtered water source. It has a sustainable coconut filter that removes chlorine and odor and makes tap water taste great. Click here to read all about Kor water!
Vanilla Mozi’s Bite Proof Body Cream
If you are spending a lot of time outdoors this summer like us then bug protection is a necessity. So many conventional options have toxic and chemical based ingredients that are bad for us and the environment, which is why we love the sustainable alternative – Vanilla Mozi. They have an entire bite proof range, but their Bite-Proof Body Cream is a product everyone should have on hand. Its innovative formula uses natural plant extracts that hide you from bugs like mosquitos, midgees, and more by making you smell like a flower they instinctively avoid, while also nourishing the skin. It works for the whole family and is totally safe to use on little ones too. Apply it as the last step in your routine after sunscreen and reapply as needed every two hours. Now you can spend as much time in nature without having to worry about any bites! All Vanilla Mozi products are Australian made, natural, organic, vegan, cruelty free, and you’ll never find anything like pesticides, palm oil, or parabens in any of their formulations. Available from Walmart Marketplace on online in USA now! www.vanillamozi.com
What makes Vanilla Mozi so special?
The thing we love most about Vanilla Mozi is that they avoid using a very particular chemical that is often used in insect repellent products. “The motivation behind Vanilla Mozi founder Lea-Anne Crawford developing her revolutionary Bite-Proof Body Cream nearly 20 years ago was that her children’s skin was reacting to the pesticides used in traditional repellents. DEET is one of the harshest and most commonly used ingredients and she felt this was causing the skin rashes yet there were no other options on the market. Out of necessity and a mother’s instinct that there had to be a better way to avoid bug bites, Vanilla Mozi Bite-Proof Body Cream was created. Today it has grown to become a much loved product protecting families all around the world with a unique biomimicry approach to Natural Bug Protection.” – Vanilla Mozi
Read more about DEET and Vanilla Mozi’s story here.
DIRTEA’s Wellness Essentials
Just because winter is over, does not mean that it is time to ignore your wellness regime. DIRTEA make some of our favourite mushroom-based products, as all their products are so thoughtfully researched and formulated. Their new Matcha is so unique because it is mixed with 2500mg of Lion’s Mane, Tremella and Turkey Tail mushroom, which work together with the organic ceremonial-grade Japanese matcha to create a powerhouse for your body. It is a functional drink that will deliver all day energy – minus the caffeine shakes. Another one of our favourite products from DIRTEA is their Cacao blend, which is a healthy and delicious hot chocolate for increased immunity, enhanced beauty, and deep restorative sleep. It is packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, D, and E – a daily essential! If you need your daily coffee, make at least one cup the DIRTEA Coffee, which is a blend of 100% Arabica Coffee and 1000mg of Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps, Ashwagandha, and Maca. This formula ensures all day energy without the jitters and crashes that can come with a normal cup of coffee as it has 80% less caffeine than your usual cup! All these fantastic drinks can be drunk cold or hot, with milk or not.
Summer Beauty from Living Libations
A good sunscreen is always an essential, especially in the hot months when we are in the sun daily. The Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Beach Balm from Living Libations is one of our go-to sunscreens because it is reef safe, easy to apply, and beneficial for the skin. The handcrafted portable sun-stick is formulated with sun-harmonizing botanicals along with zinc oxide – our favourite sunblock. It contains beeswax and rich cacao butter, which soothe and moisturize thirsty skin. For post sun care, we love the Sun Dew Vitamin D Crème, which is a unique formula that delivers pure botanicals and nutrients to revitalize, hydrate and sustain your skin’s healthy glow. If you accidentally got a bit too much sun, this cream will instantly calm inflamed skin thanks to its aloe vera, rose hydrosol, seabuckthorn, and lavender oil.
Listen to our REV On Air Podcast episode with Living Libations founder, Nadine Artemis below to discover about everything that goes into Living Libations to make them what they are today!
Obakki Beach Essentials
To make our summer at the beach that much more comfortable, we love Obakki’s Turkish Linen Towels, in a variety of summer colors and designs they are exactly what we look for when it comes to a beach towel. Sustainable, ethically produced and super versatile, perfect for the beach, bathroom or any other setting. Additionally we were so excited to discover that Obakki also have their own range of 100% natural roll-on perfumes. In scent Limbe (rich, spicy & smokey) or our personal favourite Seme (bright, woody, earthy) which is perfect for summer with bergamot & grapefruit top notes and woody base notes. Easy to take to the beach and top up when needed throughout the day!