12 Green Beauty & Skincare Essentials for Summer

Summer Beauty Essentials

It’s finally summer! 🙌 and being from Wisconsin, you bet I’m going to enjoy every minute of sunshine and warmth. And while my beauty routine doesn’t change all that much during the summer, there are a few things I’ve found myself using more than usual lately. Can’t wait to share them with you!

1. Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray

Captain Blankenship Golden Waves

This spray is SO pretty! It has gold mica in it which gives it a subtle shimmer. You just spray it on damp hair, tousle, and BOOM! Beach waves! It also has organic sea algae and aloe vera to nourish your scalp and hair. I usually blow dry my hair but lately I’ve been putting in this spray while damp and just letting it air dry. My hair is naturally wavy and this just enhances and sets those waves. Plus the rose geranium and essential oils in it smell so good!

2. Vapour Organics Atmosphere Luminous Foundation Stick

Vapour Foundation Stick

I have pretty pale skin, and during summer, I just want to have some more color and warmer tones on my face! This foundation stick is perfect for contouring. I use a foundation like normal, and then I go in with this stick and contour areas like my forehead, cheekbones, and on the sides of my jaw. Then blend away. It helps to use this in a shade darker than you would normally use for foundation. I use shade 130!

3. Au Naturale All-Glowing Creme Highlighter Stick

Au Naturale Highlighter

Summer is the perfect time to look glowy and radiant! I love these highlighter sticks from Au Naturale. They are creamy and easy to blend and give you an all-day shine. You can use these anywhere, but I like to use above my cheeks for a subtle glow!

4. Nūdus Lipsticks

Nudus Lipstick Precious

I am obsessed with this lipstick! I have shades ZoZo and Precious, and both are just gorgeous. ZoZo is a really deep, vibrant purpley/pink color, and Precious is a very sweet, blush coral/pink. They are extremely nourishing and creamy, and the color lasts a really long time. So perfect for summer.

5. Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant

Higher temps also mean…sweaty armpits! There are a few natural deodorants that I love, but I’ve been using Meow Meow Tweet a ton lately! The grapefruit smell is amazing, and this keeps me dry all day long.

6. Raw Elements SPF 30+ Tinted Moisturizer

Raw Elements SPF Tinted Moisturizer

Now that the sun is stronger, I use this moisturizer almost every day underneath my makeup. It’s a really clean and nourishing formula, and the skin-toned color blends in well. Plus it smells sweet and nutty! The best part is that it doesn’t make your face shiny or leave a white residue because it’s a neutral skin-toned color.

I did recently write a blog post about non-toxic sunscreens, so feel free to read that if you’re interested in learning more about the chemicals to avoid and other brands I like.

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7. Laguna Herbals Broad Spectrum SPF 15+ Lip Balm

Laguna Herbals SPF Lip Balm

I love using these daily to make sure my lips stay smooth and protected from the sun. I found that they work really well underneath lipsticks and lip gloss as a base. They are made with non-nano zinc oxide but do not leave any sort of white residue. These come in a few different scents, but Chai is my personal fave, it smells so delicious!

8. Heritage Store Atomized Rosewater

Heritage Store Rosewater

Rosewater is my savior in the summer! It’s just water that has been vortexed and magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration, and rose flower oil. I love using it in multiple ways: a toner after cleansing, a spray to set my makeup, and a refreshing mist when I need a little pick-me-up during the day. Just a sweet, subtle scent and an easy way to freshen up and stay cool.


Jade Roller

Let’s be honest, I use this all year long. But I’ve been using it almost every day so far this summer. I pop mine in the freezer to get it nice and cool, and it feels SO good after a long day to roll across my face and neck. It’s especially amazing if you are sunburned and want to soothe and heal your skin.

I recently wrote a blog post about jade rolling, so definitely check that out to learn more! It’s a gentle, easy way to get glowing skin in only a few minutes. Plus it’s a great stress relief!

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10. 100% Pure Antibacterial Wood Pulp Oil Blotting Paper

100% Pure Wood Pulp Hemp Oil Sheets

These are perfect if you have oily skin or if your makeup starts getting a little melty. You just dab these over your face (or wherever!) and it removes excess oil, without smudging makeup. These are a must-have for me since I tend to have oily skin and it’s even dewier in the summer heat. They’re just made with wood pulp and hemp, which dissolve stale sebum and help balance oily skin naturally. They also drive out grime, dirt, and pollution from pores.

11. YAYA Organics Tick & Mosquito Repellants

YAYA Organics Tick Ban

Unfortunately with the warmer weather comes bugs like mosquitoes and ticks. I love these YAYA repellants because they are truly natural, plant-based formulas that don’t have any harmful chemicals like DEET. And they actually work. I love taking these camping, hiking, or days when I’m going to be outside in wooded areas! You can use them on dogs too which is great.

12. Good Medicine Beauty Lab Botanical Perfume

Good Medicine Beauty Lab Mojo Perfume

Last but not least are these botanical perfumes. Who doesn’t want to smell nice in the summertime?! If you currently use perfumes made with synthetic fragrances, definitely consider making the switch to something non-toxic like these. I love these because they are custom blended 100% pure essential oils and attars in a base of artisan alcohol, and made in small batches. They also come in mini sizes if you want to try before you buy full-size. Mojo is my personal favorite scent!

And that’s the end of my list of essentials. Let me know in the comments what your summer essentials are, I would love to know! 👇


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Written by: Becca

Becca is a blogger, wife, and dog mom living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having seen firsthand the benefits of switching to a natural lifestyle herself, she's passionate about helping women make the switch to clean beauty products, organic skincare, and a holistic way of life (without the stress of being perfect about it!).

2 comments on “12 Green Beauty & Skincare Essentials for Summer”

  1. Great products , loved the look of the OG cream highlighter stick ,couldn’t find it for sale in uk but managed to find it on Amazon & they ship to uk.On the link above it doesn’t list silica & titanium dioxide in the ingredients list but on Amazon it does.I wouldn’t want them if it had these in them , but not sure which list is correct . Thanks

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