June through September are some of the most popular months to pitch a tent and spend a few days out in the wilderness. The smells, sights and sounds of nature all around us make for some good natural therapy!
We all know camping can be a lot of fun, but making sure you’ve packed everything you need can be a lot to remember. Most of us will remember the obvious things like water, a tent, chairs, clothes, swim suits, meal plans, money, towels, sleeping bags, pillows, games and our of course our hiking boots …
But there are some other camping necessities that you may find to be your lifesaver on a trip like this! Here are 16 natural camping necessities that you just might want to snatch up before you finish packing. The best part of all, everything on this list is natural, safe and healthy for the whole family. (Scroll all the way down for a bit more info on the products and the links.)
Natural Camping Necessities
Use the REPEL soap bar to wash your hands, your whole body and even your dog! This neem soap contains organic neem leaf extract, fresh organic aloe vera, and essential oils of citronella and fragrant geranium to effectively protect your family and pets from annoying insect bites. It is 100% natural, eco-friendly and has a pleasant smell.
This is a natural and pure sunscreen that provides up to 80 minutes of water-resistant protection. You can feel good about the ingredients, since they are clean and pure. There’s even some prickly pear extract, which is a strong antioxidant that helps protect your skin against free radicals. If you aren’t sweating or swimming, reapply after two hours.
Buzz Away combines essential plant oils with soybean and geranium oil for natural protection against mosquitoes for up to 8.5 hours in a USDA test. It also repels ticks for up to 2.5 hours and is effective against fleas, gnats and flies. Did you know Deet repels fish too? Next time you go fishing, remember that!
Skin Tonic Spray is a safe and natural anti-itch spray for people and dogs. Wondercide Skin Spray is made with essential oils of lavender, atlas cedar, lemongrass, and organic neem oil. It is also antibacterial, antifungal, great for dry, itchy skin or irritated skin.
Grandmas Pure & Natural Poison Ivy & Oak Bar contains Jewelweed, which is a natural antidote for poison plants. This wonderful soap stops the itch and clears the rash. Also try lathering up your insect bites for relief.
When it gets to be that time in the evening, expect mosquitoes to join you at the camp fire. Insect bites and stings are just an unwelcome part of the camping experience. Ssssting Stop is a homeopathic topical gel designed to provide relief from non-poisonous insect bites or stings before bugs (mosquitoes, biting ants, bees, wasps and others) take the fun out of your outdoor adventure.
Pure Aloe Vera is just what you need when your skin could use some natural soothing from too much sun. It is made with 99% organic ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about your skin absorbing chemicals. Keep a bottle in your cooler for a cool, refreshing pick-me-up!
Hand Sanz kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria – naturally. This cruelty-free product does not dry out your skin because it contains aloe vera and no chemicals. Hand Sanz is a “must” for health-conscious outdoor enthusiasts!
Who likes to take a shower while they’re camping? Not me! I’d much rather freshen up with some natural body spray. Crystal Mineral Body Spray by Crystal Essence is made with 100% natural mineral salt, creating a protective barrier against odor-causing bacteria. You can use it on your feet, chest, armpits and inner thigh area, and there are no harmful chemicals. Even better, it has a refreshing pomegranate scent!
This dry shampoo absorbs oil and removes grime without water. You can use it anywhere, anytime – especially while you’re camping! It even has argan stem cells + CoQ10 for moisture and shine.
After you use your dry shampoo, you can spray some leave-in condition in your hair for all-day weightless moisture and protection … Believe me, it’s easier than taking a shower in the woods! It’s also loaded with organic ingredients, including Moroccan argan oil + stem cells to protect your hair at the cellular level.
Organic Brushing Rinse from Essential Oxygen+ is a toothpaste plus mouthwash that’s perfect for a quick morning, afternoon and nighttime cleaning. It also whitenens your teeth, supports healthy gums, and is good for sensitivity, morning breathe, canker sores and tartar! While you’re camping, just use this to rinse for a minute or two and you’re good to go!
These high protein bars are delicious and nutritious! They provide 15 grams of protein from milk protein concentrate, brown rice protein concentrate and organic whey protein concentrate. They also contain fiber from organic acacia, chia meal and chia seed. They are even gluten-free and non-GMO. A very healthy choice while you’re out hiking those trails all day long!
Sunflower seeds are a good source of fiber, and they offer a diverse profile of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and magnesium! Throw them in your backpack and have yourself a super nutritious snack while you’re out and about.
This nut mix provides a healthy energy boost with a mix of tasty and nutritious mixed nuts and raisins that even your kids will love! If you’re planning to spend the day at the beach, throw this mix in your beach bag … you’ll be glad you did!
Another great idea for making sure you maintain your energy is to get a box of Greens Pak to Go! This is a great-tasting, easy-to-mix phytonutrient powder loaded with energy-packed whole foods, super fruits, antioxidant foods, vegetables, enzymes, probiotics, fiber and plant extracts to help energize your body.
16. Gin Gins
Ginger chews are an old, treasured recipe from Southeast Asia that blends sweet and hot flavors into chewy candies that make a great afternoon pick-me-up! They also supports digestion, alertness and stomach calmness.
So there you have it! 16 perfect natural camping necessities to take with you on your next trip into the wilderness. Whatever you do, be safe and have fun!
Did we forget anything? What are some of your camping essentials? Leave a comment to let us know!