Shop: Six Natural Products for Your Rhody Travel Bag

End the chemical romance and refresh with local body products made naturally


There’s nothing like summertime in the Ocean State: weekends spent exploring the coastline, farmers market trips for fresh produce and flowers, and sticky beach days with a Del’s in hand. Of course, these relaxing days often come with a healthy dose of prep work, packing for every scenario, and trying to remember if you’ve checked off every item on your list. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of some skincare essentials. Pro-tip: buy two of each favorite so there’s one at home and one in the beach or travel bag!



Smell fresh on your outdoor adventures with natural ingredients and fragrant essential oils blended to create Beecher’s Botanicals Natural Deodorant. For those interested in making a non-toxic switch, the West Kingston brand focuses on offering clean and effective ingredients like coconut oil to act as an antimicrobial, arrowroot to absorb moisture, and baking soda for neutralizing odor. Online only with flat-rate shipping.



Being a longtime Narragansett lifeguard led Brian Guadagno to develop Raw Elements, a line of certified natural and organic sunscreens. Hypo-allergenic and safe for all ages, choose from a variety of water-resistant and tinted options. The SPF 30 Face Stick is perfect for reapplying on the go, sans worries of sandy fingers, also available in SPF 50. Find at Warm Winds, Narragansett; Breakwater Surf Co., Newport; or



Trying to reduce single-use plastics from your life? The mother-daughter duo behind Birch Beauty has a shampoo bar that’s a travel bag essential. With no sulfates, parabens, or fillers, the small-batch line is safe for all hair types, plus the Coconut Eucalyptus scent makes that after-beach shower pure magic. Lincoln,



After long days in the sun, nourish your skin with Healing Salve from Island Mist. Located in and inspired by Block Island, products are developed by a certified herbalist and aromatherapist. Their handy salve is perfect to keep at the ready to soothe skin irritations as well as treat bug bites or heat rashes. Packed with natural herbs, it’s even safe for delicate areas including face and eyes. Block Island,


Radiance Oil

The aptly named Pure Radiance Oil by Flo’s Daughter is a luscious blend of organic oils, including jojoba, rosehip seed, pomegranate seed, amla, vitamin E, and eight essential oils sure to restore shine. Named as a tribute to her late mom, the Chepachet-based brand is a five-star Etsy seller. Use after toner and before moisturizer for best results. Etsy: FlosDaughterRachael



Born and raised in PVD, the New England shoreline continues to inspire Caroline Laye’s Atlantic Soap Co. Among the offerings are High Tide soap, a luxe blend of salt, citrus, and soft florals in a blue ombre bar that is a pretty addition to any soap tray, along with being great for body, hands, and face. Find at Matriarch, Newport; Stock Culinary Goods, Providence; Block Island Trading Co. on Block Island;



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