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10 Favorites for Camping Fun without the Chemical Load

With the summer weather hot on our backs, we've been outside playing, camping, hydrating and looking for cool retreats from the heat. Along the way, we found lots of great things that have made our summer super fun and thought we'd share our top picks with you.


Freezycups Stainless Steel Ice Pop Molds

Freezycups are one of our favorite ways to find relief from the summer heat. They’re completely plastic-free, made of 100% stainless steel with bamboo sticks and silicone gaskets included. Make your own frozen treats, and escape to a cool paradise. Read our full product review here.


GreenPaxx Cool Caps and Straws

An essential addition to our summertime arsenal, GreenPaxx Cool Caps and Cool Straws are made of 100% silicone, making them nearly indestructible and super kid friendly. Regular cups are converted into to-go cups with our Cool Caps and Straws, and we use them in place of disposables to reduce waste.

Bug Stopper Spray

Our must-have insect repellant on camping trips and lengthy outings. It’s all-natural, made of essential oils that bugs hate and the smell is actually pleasant. For us insect magnets this is an incredible natural spray that’s works. A miracle in a bottle!


Sun Smarties Pop-Up Pool

This kiddie pool is completely PVC-free! It’s foldable and portable, made of puncture-resistant polyester with an adjustable canopy. Take it anywhere, pop it up, and you’ve got a water heaven.


Sand Castle Forms

Perfect for the beach and even the sandbox at home. The forms are made of safe and durable HDPE plastic, and they can also be used in the snow!


Tuga Sunwear

We love the sun and we love to soak up as much as we safely can, but there are times we need additional protection. Tuga Sunwear is both cute and functional, and their UPF 50+ line of swimsuits is chemical-free! The UPF is achieved by way of the knitting and dying processes during manufacturing, not by a dousing of toxic chemicals.

Light ‘n Go Bonfire Log

A kiln dried natural birch stump that lights with one match. We need a fire burning frequently when we’re out camping, so a fast and easy non-chemical way to get it started is always welcome. They even come with carrying handles for easy toting!

Zoe b Organic Biodegradable Beach Toys 

Durable and biodegradable toys for tons of eco-friendly summer fun. The 5-piece set has everything you need for a trip to the beach, and you can rest easy knowing they're made of bioplastic that degrades in 2-3 years (not 500 years like regular plastic).

ThinkSport LIVESTRONG Sunscreen SPF 50+ 

We're always on the lookout for non-toxic sun care products, and ThinkSport sunscreen fits the bill. It's ingredients are safe for adults and children alike, and it falls into the highest category for water resistance. So go out and enjoy the sun with a sunscreen that safely protects you.


Play cards anywhere there’s water, or play on dry ground too! There are different games to play that are perfect for children of all ages. Made of formamide-free EVA foam, they're safe for little hands to handle.


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