To me, summer is an ideal time to indulge in a little extra self-care. For some, that’s jetting away on a vacation or taking advantage of Summer Fridays, but not everyone has or can afford those perks.
The good news is that self-care doesn’t have to be expensive or require any traveling! Try one of these ten self-care products this summer in your room or by the pool. These items could also make great gifts for the summer-lovers in your life, and they’re all under $20!
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1. Beach Defense Sunscreen – SPF 70 by Neutrogena – $8.19 for 6.7 Oz.
Protecting your skin is important in all seasons, but take extra precaution if you’re spending time outside this summer. This SPF 70 sunscreen is water-resistant, so it’s a great option if you’re swimming or participating in water sports. Don’t forget to reapply!
2. Aloe Vera Gel by Kate Blanc Cosmetics – $9.99 for 8 Oz.
Of course I recommend you avoid sunburn at all costs, but it’s a good idea to have Aloe Vera Gel on hand in case you do get burned. Keep this organic gel in your cabinet and slather it on generously. It can also soothe itchy bug bites and help with dry scalp.
3. Unicorn Inflatable Float by GoFloats – $14.99
My favorite way to relax in summer is to just float in a pool with a pair of sunglasses on and let the hours fly by. Add some whimsy to your next dip in the pool with this adorable unicorn float. You’ll be daydreaming about rainbows in no time.
Not a fan of mythical creatures? Amazon has a HUGE variety of pool floats, from pineapples to flamingos.
4. Reusable Popsicle Molds by Ozera – $9.99 for a set of 6
Use this reusable mold to create ice pops all summer long. Try making pops out of green tea with a squeeze of lemon for an extra dose of self-care.
5. Kindle Unlimited Subscription by Amazon – Free 1 Month Trial, $9.99 per month
Who doesn’t like a good read on a lazy summer day? Whether you’re interested in current magazines or a fresh novel, a Kindle Unlimited subscription has you covered on any device that supports the app. Take advantage of that free trial and start reading!
6. Cold Brew Maker and Tea Infuser by Vremi – $15.99 for 32 Oz. Pitcher
Skip the coffee shop and save by brewing your own cold brew in this special pitcher. Simply put 14 to 16 tablespoons of course coffee grounds into the filter, fill with cold water, and let it brew in the refrigerator for at least twenty-four hours.
This pitcher can also be used to brew iced tea or flavored water. Hooray for caffeination and hydration!
7. Leave-In Conditioner Spray by Sun Bum – $14.99 for 4 Oz.
Protect the color and texture of your precious strands with the help of this spray-on leave-in conditioner (it’s vegan and paraben free.) It’ll detangle and hydrate hair while providing UV sun protection.
8. Nylon Hammock by Utopia Home – $13.99
Kick back in your backyard or at the beach with this portable and lightweight hammock. Straps, ropes, and carabiners are included in the pack making for an easy setup. The best part? It’s suitable for two people at a time and is ideal for cuddling.
9. Portable Sport Shelter by Red Cloud Camping – $19.99
Take cover from the sun with this lightweight shade. It’s the perfect in-between of a beach umbrella and a tent and it will shelter you from various elements. The shade of it all.
Summer is an ideal time to slow down and do a bit of self-reflection, and this guided journal is a great starting point to do just that. Reflect on your fears, regrets, dreams, accomplishments, and quirks with the help of meaningful prompts and gorgeous illustrations.
What are your self-care must-haves for summer? Share in the comments below!