Ah, the long days of August! We love summer, but when things start to get hot, sticky, and oh-so draining, we tap into a special line-up of heat and sun-beating beauty and self-care products. To maximize your fun in the sun, you’ll need the right outdoor candles, skincare, and refreshing treats. So spark some real summer excitement by adding these hot weather survival products to your late-summer arsenal!
With these summer survival products in hand, you won’t have to hide inside with the AC. Your hair, skin, and mind will drink each one down like a tall, icy glass of water!
Beat Summer Heat With These Must-Have Home and Beauty Products
Body RX Skincare (MA)
Solari Shimmering Body Oil
Maker: Michele Herrera
Slather yourself in that “just back from the beach” glow with BodyRx. This Shimmering Body Oil puts the spotlight on star-worthy oils like Camellia, jojoba, and coconut. They’ll bring out your sunshine, while kissing a breezy scent of the tropics along your skin.
Calming Body Butter
Maker: Shani Lincoln
On those days where you take your love for summer adventure a step too far, turn to this Calming Body Butter. It's a cloud-soft cream that calms and soothes day-trip-weary muscles and feet with a dreamy blend of eucalyptus, arnica, and rosemary.
Olive My Skin (CT)
Giant Lip Balm
Maker: Laura Luther
You’ll want to tuck this summer lip-saver into every beach tote and toiletry bag! Swipe the luscious blend on your pout to effortlessly perk and plump chapped or cracked lips. Plus, you can pick from nine scrumptious scents like citrus-kissed Orange or mouthwatering Watermelon.
Nature's Notes (MO)
Bad Ass Bug Spray
Maker: Buffy Briggs
Don’t let tiny airborne annoyances ruin your backyard bash. No scary chemicals here: Nature’s Notes arms up this all-natural bug beater with essential oils. Her mom, a gardener extraordinaire, was its very first fan—just a few spritzes clears the way for outdoor fun!
Maker: Reham Essa
Spent a minute too long enjoying the warmth of the sun on your cheeks? Just pop these glass globes into the freezer for 30 minutes! Gently roll them down the contours of your face for a frosty cooldown. The icy blast also enhances blood circulation leaving you with a brighter, post-facial glow!
Denise Rincon Skin Care (CA)
Rosewater Facial Mist
Maker: Denise Rincon
Need a little pick-me-up after a fun day in the sun? Rosewater Facial Mist is a tried-and-true cult favorite. Splash a few pumps of this refreshing, rosy dew onto your face for an instant blast of hydration. The light and airy scent makes it a great linen spray or make-up setter, too!
Southern Heat Candle Co (GA)
Don't Bug Me Citronella Candle
Maker: Aubrey Wright
Say bye-bye to buzzers and biters with this gorgeously designed citronella candle. Even citronella skeptics aren't bugged by this formulation: “I wasn’t even expecting a particularly great scent,” says one 5-star reviewer. “But the refreshing and crisp smell is a great side benefit!
Em's Herbals (WA)
Hibiscus Cooler Herbal Tea
Maker: Emily Pacheco
After a couple summers indoors, your pent-up wanderlust is ready to run rampant! After a jam-packed day, kick back and enjoy a lazy summer evening with this Hibiscus Cooler Herbal Tea. Infused with lemongrass and rosehips, it's a tasty summer take on an Arnold Palmer.
J'Organic Solutions (FL)
Curl Boosting Smoothie
Maker: Johanne Joseph
Lock in those sandswept curls with this fruit-infused hair smoothie from J’Organic Solutions. The hydrating blend of burini with argan and sweet almond oils let you set, slick, and twist your go-to curl ‘do with an undeniable boost of summertime shine.
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