Eco-Friendly Summer Beach Bag Essentials

by April Donelson

It’s mid-beach season and we’re taking every chance we get to head out to the pool or the beach! We’ve put together a list of our beach bag essentials that will help you stay cool, hydrated and protected all day long. The best part? They’re all eco friendly!


Mar y Sol “Caracas” Tote ($125) Perfect to fit all of my beach essentials, this bag is hand woven from responsibly sourced agave leaves and can easily go with any bikini or cover-up while at the beach or into the evening.

Vitamin A Swimwear’s Scuba Wrap Top and Tatiana Hipster, Caterina Cropped Rashguard and Ava Corset Hipster

Vitamin A’s designer Amahlia Stevens, a native Southern Cali girl  launched her swimwear collection back in 2000 and since has expanded to a complete resort wardrobe that has celebrity fans including  Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, and Halle Berry. The jersey material used in many of the designs is made with EcoLux™, an innovative superfine matte jersey made with recycled nylon fiber. Vitamin A’s collection is the perfection combination of sporty, sexy and modern.

Dizm Eco Eyewear’s “Eco Lucy” Sunglasses ($110) Who knew eco-friendly sunglasses could look so good?! These sexy shades are handmade, feature a 100% renewable and biodegradable frame, imact and scratch resistant nylon lens and 100% UV protection.

Gilt Fun in the Sun Pestemal Beach Towel in Pistachio ($20)Not your average beach towel but this eco-friendly hand-loomed Turkish cotton fouta towel has the cutest pastel colored herringbone pattern weave. 

Sun Bum SPF 30 Original Spray Sunscreen ($15.99) I don’t only love Sun Bum because the packaging that looks like it came right out of a surf shop in Hawaii, but it also because it is Paraben Free, PABA Free and Vegan .Added bonus it comes in lotion or spray bottle for easy application.

Herbivore Botanicals Travel Size After Sun Body Mist ($12)This after-sun mist combines aloe vera with cooling mint and therapeutic lavender to bring a natural relief to your sun-kissed skin. Mist on after tanning or even during for a nice refreshing cool down!

Herbivore Botanicals Travel Size Sea Mist Hair Spray in Coconut ($12) Formulated with the same salinity as ocean saltwater. This spray is good to create beauty natural waves. The coconut, vanilla and lime essential oils are an added bonus to give it that exotic tropical aroma.

I Heart Keenwah Sweet Chili Quiona Puffs (1.5oz,$1.99) The perfect snack to take with you when your spending the day in your bikini, it’s way healthier than chips or trail mix (only 120 calories per pack!!). The Sweet Chili flavor is absolutely incredible, the perfect combo of spicy and sweet.

COCO5 Coconut Water (12pk-$30) It’s obviously important to keep yourself hydrated when out in the sun all day and what better than Coconut Water! COCO5 is like a sports drink and coconut water combined that is made with 100% all-natural ingredients, enriched with electrolytes and comes in six different flavors that are good alone but even better when mixed with alcohol to make a beach cocktail!

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