Many of us have been in the dreaded position of returning from a vacation more exhausted and less motivated than when we left. This leads us to wonder – what makes some vacations refreshing and rejuvenating, while others are draining?
Having an organic, sustainable non-toxic vacation all boils down to the choices we make on those precious vacation days. While vacation is supposed to be a time to indulge in treats and activities that we may avoid on the average day, it is crucial that we take the time to invest in our bodies.
While the term “non-toxic vacation” seems quite broad, there are small steps we can take to ensure a healthy and re-energizing time away from home. Travel sized essential oils, reusable and non BPA water bottles, and many other easy changes can leave you feeling rested and refreshed.
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No matter where you are vacationing to, each destination has its own pros and cons. In order to be fully prepared for your destination, it is key to educate both yourself and your family on what to expect. In warm climates, avoiding synthetics can help to reduce skin irritation and infections which are oftentimes caused by sweat or other dangerous bacteria. In colder climates, ensuring proper warmth through insulation on jackets and pants can prevent illnesses and other cold weather induced health issues.
But no matter the location, there are a few steps that you can take to help you and your family stay happy, healthy, and energized. Listed below are BeachCandy’s tips for a non-toxic vacation.
Skipping Chemical Heavy Options such as hand sanitizer, and opting for the traditional hand washing method can help save you from ingesting toxic chemicals, and allows you to kill more bacteria.
Choosing your Sunscreen Wisely. With so many different options of sunscreens and sun protectants on today’s market, it can be difficult to navigate which may be best for you. Luckily, BeachCandy now carries LA SOL Sunscreen, which is a 100% non-toxic zinc sunscreen, with an SPF of 30.
Bring Your Own Water Bottle. Oftentimes, dehydration can be a major source of issues on vacations. Bringing a reusable, non BPA, stainless steel and insulated water bottle can save the day. Better yet, try our PURE INDIA Copper Water Bottle and experience the health benefits of a natural copper bottle. Hydration is always important and it’s best to do it without toxic chemicals found in plastic water bottles.
Do Your Research on Resorts. Some resorts and hotels offer a plethora of free amenities, including healthy vacation clubs, free massages, and fitness centers. Opting in for these activities allows you to feed your soul, while nourishing your body.
Find Your Balance. Oftentimes when on vacation, it can be very tempting to want to go to the extremes when it comes to activities, eating, drinking, and socializing. It is essential for your physical and mental health to find a balance that allows you to feel refreshed and relaxed.
Choose Your Clothing Wisely. There is truly nothing worse than feeling as though you have packed poorly for a vacation climate’s weather. BeachCandy encourages those traveling to check out our newly curated Organics Line, which features all organic and non-synthetic materials, ensuring a comfortable and versatile fit, no matter your activity.
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Care for Those You Travel With. When traveling, it can be easy to have a self-oriented vision. However when traveling with friends and family, it is essential to be aware of those who may suffer from autoimmune diseases, chronic illnesses, and other medical issues so all feel welcome.
Overall, traveling is such a beautiful part of our lives, as we are fortunate enough to discover new places, cultures, and traditions worldwide. Participating in a non-toxic vacation can allow both you and your family to enjoy the vacation to its fullest, while coming home feeling refreshed, relaxed, and healthy. Making small efforts and changes allows you to make large changes.
Written by Bryn Hager