My 7 Favorite Summer Items

I can't believe the first day of summer has officially arrived. The weather in our area has been unexpectedly cooler I thought it would be this time of year, but I know the summer heat will come. And when it comes, I know I will need to stay hydrated and moisturized. Now that we live in the country we don't have the ocean breeze anymore, but we still get a nice breeze since we live in the valley. The locals tell me summers can get pretty hot in our area, so I'm bracing myself for a hot and very dry summer ahead.

To celebrate the first day of summer, I'm sharing my 7 favorite summer items I'm using this year.

Acure Brilliantly Brightening Glowing Serum | Aiane Karla |

Acure Brilliantly Brightening Glowing Serum

This refreshingly-scented organic serum keeps my skin radiant and moist on dry summer days. All it takes is one little pump to moisten my naturally dry face! I have been using Acure's skin products on my face for a couple years and absolutely love that their products are organic, vegan, paraben, pthalate, and sulfate-free. This serum contains argan and borage oils which help to restore moisture — perfect for hot and dry summer days if you ask me!

Spray Bottle | Aiane Karla |

2 oz Fine Mist Sprayers (12 Pack)

This 2 oz glass spray bottle is perfect for homemade sprays. I make mine with distilled water and essential oils (I'll be writing a blog post on this soon). I use mine for homemade mosquito repellent, toners, pillow & linen spray and bathroom spray (think POO-pourri). I made essential oil mosquito repellent for a medical mission trip in the Philippines and carried my spray bottle in my little travel backpack. My friends and I didn't get any mosquito bites!

Get this set of 12 spray bottles and make homemade gifts for friends and family. They will thank you for it!

Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker | Aiane Karla |

Norpro Popsicle Maker

It is an unbearably hot summer day and you can't stay outdoors or you'll melt and turn into a puddle! On hot summer days, I'm usually desperate for a cold, fruity treat to cool me down after spending hours in the garden.

Make homemade frozen popsicles using any combination of juices, purees, yogurt, applesauce and fruit. The combinations are endless! No need for store-bought treats with chemicals, additives, dyes or added sugar. These BPA free reusable molds will help you stay both cool and healthy this summer.

Popsicle Sticks | Aiane Karla |

Popsicle Sticks

Gotta have more popsicles but don't have enough popsicle sticks? I got you covered! Here's a pack of 200 popsicle sticks to make a plethora of cold summer treats for the whole family to enjoy.

Zoe Organics Cream | Aiane Karla |

Zoe Organics Cream

This ultra-rich organic cream is intensely nourishing and moisturizing. It is fragrance-free and perfect for sensitive skin. Unlike lotion, it contains no water, fillers or chemical preservatives. A little goes a long way! My 2 oz jar lasts about ten months. I've been using this cream for over two years and don't know what I would do without it. It's the only cream I've found that helps my eczema spots from drying out and itching both in the cold winters and dry summers.

Got dry, sensitive or itchy skin? Try this Zoe Organics Cream! Your skin will thank you.

Sanuk Women's Yoga Chakra Flip-Flop | Aiane Karla |

Sanuk Women's Yoga Chakra Flip-Flop

Out of all the flip flops I've ever owned, these are my absolutely favorite. They make summer afternoons more enjoyable because your feet don't wear out. Kerwin bought me my flip-flops while we were on vacation in Maui. We had been spending hours walking and sightseeing, and my flat sandals were hurting my feet and making me uncomfortable throughout the day...until Kerwin bought me these!

The yoga mat footbeds with sealed edges and arch are the perfect pillow for your feet whether it's 7 AM or 7 PM. It will feel like your walking on cloud 9!

Thermoflask Water Bottles | Aiane Karla |

40 oz Thermoflask Water Bottles (2 Pack)

We've had our ThermoFlasks for a couple months. Each bottle holds 40 oz of liquid, which is perfect for staying hydrated throughout the day.

These double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel bottles prevent outside temperature from affecting the inside. The loop handles make it easy to take our favorite beverage with us wherever we go. The easy-to-drink spout with leak-proof lids make it convenient for car passengers to stay hydrated without getting water all over myself when the traffic light turns red on a dime. We like to keep one in the car at all times, and another bottle with us when we're walking around. These bottles will keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12.

My 7 Favorite Summer Items | Aiane Karla |

What are your favorite summer products? Let me know in the comment section below.

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