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Gear Up for Summer

Barb Danielson May 1 Category: Featured Products

As you start to ramp up your outdoor activity with the warming weather, gear up at the Co-op with some of our favorite brands and items! We have you covered for sun care, picnic plans, and more. 

Gear up for summer with our faves:

Bug Soother

You can't have summer in Iowa without some Bug Soother. The much loved natural bug repellent is made right here in the Corridor, and we love that it isn't loaded with dangerous chemicals. Safe for use for the whole family!

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Badger Skincare

Badger offers so many wonderful mineral based sunscreen options, as well as other important skincare products and essential oils that help your skin stay nourished through the season. Check out the many balms, creams and oils we have in stock. 

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Alba Botanica

Another wellness brand we love is Alba Botanica, with a wide range of sunscreens including sprays. Plus, check out their great skincare to help you nurture your skin out of the sun as well. 

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Running around to ball games and picnics can make packing meals a big source of plastic waste. Stasher reusable food storage is made of silicone, giving you durable and washable options for on the go. 

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Bee's Wrap

This alternative to plastic wrap is a great way to hang onto leftovers and wrap things like sandwiches as you go about your busy summer activities. 

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Eco Lips

Protecting your lips from sun and wind is super important in the harsh summer season. Eco Lips has all sorts of great lipcare products to keep your pucker nourished and protected. 

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The Humble Co. 

The Humble Co. has all sorts of great reusable, plastic free or compostable self care items. Their deoderant keeps your smells at bay and they now offer a cardboard tube, keeping your plastic use low. 

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Barb Danielson About the Author

Barb Danielson Marketing Specialist

Barb is a passionate advocate for local food economies, spending much of her free time in the growing season out in her own garden. She is a professional photographer and artist, now using her varied skills on the marketing team here at the Co-op.