Beach Essentials That Won’t Harm the Environment

 Beach Essentials The Won't Harm The Environment

by the Rodale’s team

The beach is calling…. and we want you to answer the earth-friendly way! That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite beach essentials that you’ll feel great about toting to the shore since you’ll know you won’t be harming the surf, sand, or sea creatures!

The Bathing Suit: TYR Diamondfit 2-Piece Bikini

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Durable, sleek, and sporty, this two-piece swimsuit is constructed with Xtra Life Lycra and recycled nylon, which requires less energy to produce, creates less CO2 pollution, and provides UPF 50+ protection.

The Cover-up: Bree Sleeveless Linen Dress

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Slip on this dress over your bathing suit and head toward the sea! When it comes to easy, breezy cover-ups, this lightweight linen dress couldn’t be better. Made from naturally sustainable linen, which comes from flax plants, this dress is dyed, cut, and sewn on-site in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Towel: Organic Cotton Graphic Beach Towel

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Be prepared for summer adventures with one of these pretty graphic-print beach towels. Made from 100 percent certified-organic cotton, each soft and absorbent towel features a bright, bold design and a generous size that you can really spread out on.

The Sunscreen: All Good Sport Sunscreen SPF 33

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Banish the burn and protect your skin with this sunscreen made with certified-organic ingredients. Packed with a broad-spectrum, UV-blocking formula of natural zinc oxide and skin-saving essential oils, it provides a nongreasy, moisturizing shield to damaging UVA and UVB rays while also being coral-reef safe.

The Bug Repellent: Organic Tick & Bug Repellent

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Keep the bugs away with this organic bug repellent made from a combination of neem oil and wormwood. Feel safe spraying it on knowing it’s handmade in small batches in the USA using natural and organic ingredients. It’s also vegan friendly and free from synthetic fragrances and additives.

The Bag: Raffia Valencia Tote

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This tote is the essential beach bag that folds flat for packing, and the open weave lets you shake out the sand while keeping the contents safely inside. Better yet, this tote is handmade by artisans in Madagascar from responsibly sourced raffia palms, azo-free dyes, and organically tanned leather. The sale of this bag enables families to gain economic independence, preserves traditional craft, and promotes environmental conservation.

Find more ecofriendly summer essentials at Rodale’s!

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