Don’t set up camp without these fantastic must-haves
Summer is here, and that can only mean one thing – it’s festival time! And whether you’re planning to head to Latitude, Wilderness, Bestival or Spirit Fest, there are some products that can make your experience even better. Here’s our round-up of the top festival-friendly items you need…
It may not be the best timing, but being on your period while you're out doesn't have to stop your enjoyment of a festival. Menstrual cups have revolutionised the way women use sanitary protection and are not only good for your body, but also the planet. It's estimated that the average woman throws away more than 125kg of tampons, pads and applicators in her lifetime – which adds up to a lot of waste. Menstrual cups cut the waste and are also kinder to the pH levels in your body. If you've never used one before, the Enna Cycle is ideal. It comes complete with a storage device which allows you to sterilise the cup and store it hygienically, and it is also available with an applicator to make insertion easier. Plus, you receive two menstrual cups in one pack! What's not to love? From £24.95, healthy2u.co.uk/enna Enter code enna1 at the checkout for 25 percent off.
Whether you're lazing on a beach, camping in the wild outdoors, hiking through the wilderness or just taking a leisurely stroll at sunset, you don't want it spoilt by mosquitoes, midges or flies (the biting kind!). So, this summer, protect your skin with The Balm Boutique's handy duo of moisturising cream and insect repellent. The brand's No Bite Butter Bar is a coconut oil and shea butter-based body butter, which not only moisturises sun-exposed skin but also repels insects through the use of citronella, lemon eucalyptus and Scottish bog myrtle. And if you're already suffering with bites, the Green Healing Cream is a must-try - packed with antioxidant, anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory botanical oils and butters, comfrey, black cumin seed, tamanu, aloe vera and sweet basil, it's perfect for taking away the itching and inflammation of insect bites and stings. Both products are available together for £24, thebalmboutique.co.uk
Not sure how you'll cope camping for a few days? These coconut water-infused natural towelettes can be used on both your face and body, leaving you feeling clean and fresh. The pack contains 30 pre-moistened biodegradable facial towelettes in a sealable bag and they work to gently cleanse your face while removing toxins, oil, pollutants and make-up from your skin without water. Papaya, a natural exfoliant, helps revive skin and remove dead cells, while aloe vera and calendula soothe and calm. These skin-loving wipes will soon become an indispensable part of your daily routine for healthy skin, wherever you are! £4.99, kijaniliving.com
Hitting a festival this summer and in need of some nail colour inspiration? Look no further than Maggie Anne Nail Polishes. These multi-award-winning vegan gel effect shades will carry you through the party days with a chip-free glossy shine. With more than 30 glorious shades you'll be sure to make a statement with the striking colours. A festival is a great excuse to pull out all the stops and we love both the Grace and Florence shades - two must-have festival beauties. From £8.50, maggieanne.co.uk
Fun starts with feeling healthy so protect your wellbeing this summer by making sure your body and mind have the super nutrients that they need. Indigo Herbs' blue-green organic spirulina tablets are a must have for your summertime festival adventures. They alkalise and detoxify your body system and are great for lining the digestive tract, guarding against festival tummy bugs and hangovers. Bursting with antioxidants, B vitamins and all the essential amino acids, taken every day these spirulina tablets will amp up your vitality and keep you feeling on top of the world. From 4.99, indigo-herbs.co.uk
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