Grab Your Gear: 7 Camping Essentials
Nothing says summer fun like days playing in the sun and nights sleeping under cool, starry skies. Whether you’re packing your bags for beachside camping or hiking into the hinterlands, you won’t want to leave home without a camping kit ready to handle anything your summer adventure throws at you. With these seven camping essentials, your kit will finally feel complete.
Beat the bugs
Between the irritating itch and the miserable mark, bug bites are a friend to no one. Keep the pain of the pest far away by keeping Young Living’s Insect Repellent in your DIY camping kit! This gentle repellent is formulated without harsh chemicals and keeps bugs at bay with essential oils traditionally recommended for their bug-repellent properties, such as Citronella and Lemongrass. It’s been tested to repel insects naturally—and it rubs into skin easily without feeling sticky or greasy. You’ll keep the bugs away but lose the smell and harsh chemical residues of traditional bug spray.
Soothe your skin
Despite our diligence, we can sometimes make sunscreen mistakes—from missing the backs of your legs to completely forgetting yourself after putting it on all the kids. After a day enjoying the outdoors, use LavaDerm™ After-Sun Spray to help calm your skin and help it heal. A must-have for your summer kit, the plant-based formula includes aloe, natural menthol, and 100 percent pure essential oils. Plus, it’s also great on minor burns, cuts, scrapes, insect bites, and other skin irritations—basically you might need one for your camping kit, your car, and your bag.
A red nose may be cute on Rudolph the reindeer, but a red nose from sun damage on you or loved ones can be harmful to the skin. Protect yourself by putting YL’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion on your camping supplies list. With 50 SPF broad-spectrum protection, it protects from UVA and UVB rays. Our lightweight Mineral Sunscreen Lotion is expertly formulated with non-nano zinc oxide to smooth easily on the skin without leaving behind a white residue. Keep your backpack stocked with this skin-protecting product recommended for daily use by the Skin Cancer Foundation!
Superfruits on the go
When you’re trying to figure out what to pack for camping, don’t forget to put NingXia Red® singles on your list. These portable, 2-ounce singles are perfect for keeping on hand for a hike or trip to the beach. The superfruit-packed singles include aronia, plum, blueberry, pomegranate, and a whole-fruit puree of wolfberries. A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants*. For added refreshment on a hot day outdoors, freeze a few the night before your adventure!
Campfire chill out
While camping might wear you out, it can sometimes be difficult to relax, unwind, and drift off to sleep. If there’s one thing you want to add to your camping accessories, make it Aroma Ease. The cool, minty aroma from Peppermint and Spearmint works well in the wild, and other essential oils such as Cardamom and Fennel contribute to its calming scent—ideal no matter where you’ve set your sleeping pad.
Perhaps the ultimate camping hack comes in the form of Thieves® Wipes. From cleaning the ultimate sticky s’more fingers to wiping down picnic tables, Thieves Wipes will give you the security of being able to handle the messes of life in the wild.
After a lengthy hike, rock climbing, or day of swimming, tired muscles appreciate a massage with refreshing, cooling sensation of Deep Relief™ Roll-On. Whether you use it for a mini massage or to rejuvenate with its invigorating scent, you’ll love having it in your camping supplies.
Keep your summer fun! Don’t let little things like bug bites and sunburn ruin a whole day.
To take your camping adventures to the next level, check out some other fun summer posts, including grilled zucchini you can cook over an open fire or get adventurous and try it in a tinfoil dinner! Use the citronella floating candles for backyard campouts or bring them to your picnic table for added ambiance.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.