Summer is here! For many of us, that means long summer nights on the deck with a BBQ and a few drinks, hot summer days on the beach, weekends at the bach or in the garden, and time in the bush. Here are a few top tips for summer essentials you need in New Zealand.
Keep those flies off your food and Ants out of your house!
With heat, come flies. They mark ceilings and walls with their fly ‘spit’, and can carry germs and bacteria into the home. Get rid of them for once and for all- naturally. This Fly-Off surface cleaner is not only an effective benchtop cleaner, but it naturally repels flies and Ants! With peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, this cleaner wards off flies and Ants with its strong fresh scent. This cleaner has rave reviews from customers so you know it works. Keep your summer entertaining fly-free, the natural way.
Sunscreen using a physical barrier, not a chemical one
With such high levels of skin cancer, protection from the sun is incredibly important in New Zealand. Using sunscreens that employ chemicals as a barrier have not been linked with any long term health problems, but they can be an irritant for people with skin issues. Use a sunscreen with zinc oxide as an ingredient, as this is a physical barrier, not a chemical one. This will help to minimise skin irritation.
Bees are important as they pollinate flowers which then produce our fruit and vegetables. Encouraging the bee population is vital so that our gardens create food. There are a number of wildflower seed mixes available- find an unused corner of your garden and get your kids to throw the seeds in. Watch the flowers randomly appear and bring those bees to your garden!
Natural first aid kit
Summer often means adventures out in nature, which can result in bites, stings, cuts and bruises. While modern medicine is a great thing, it’s nice to be able to care for yourself and your family using natural products. First aid kits that utilise natural ingredients are ideal to keep you well using essential oils and other natural products. Invest in one today to supplement your existing kit.