Hicking is my get back to nature moment. Studies actually prove that we feel better and do better after being in nature. Just going for a walk in nature can have great impact on our well-being. In Japan, they call it" Forest Bathing.” a short, leisurely visit to a forest” .
Hiking is my forest bathing and I try to hike wherever I go. That's me; in Hawaii about to go on a hike at Diamond Head.
If you are looking for an easy summer skin care routine, read my minimalist natural summer skin care routine. I can also help you create a minimalist natural skin routine too.
But, today is all about staying fresh and protected during the hot summer months and there are plenty of natural products to help us.
If you are going camping, hiking, or anywhere in the woods do not wear perfume. Perfumes attract mosquitoes and other insects.
And of course, you need insect repellent. Most insect repellents contain DEET, but there is so much controversy around it. When I was researching DEET, I noticed that event the research or articles explaining that DEET was safe still referenced few cases seizures caused by DEET. Why take the risk? Especially since there are effective DEET-free alternatives.
The Environmental Working group (EWG) recommends Picardin, IR 3535 and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus as effective safe alternatives to DEET.
Here are few natural options for you: