5 Eco Must-Haves for Summer


Summer is officially here and what a wonderful feeling it is – bring on warm weather, beach days and Christmas holidays! Here are Live Eco’s eco must-haves for summer:

Natural sunscreen

In a country like South Africa, it is important to protect your skin from the suns vicious rays. Buy natural as this is safer for your skin and kinder to environment, great brands include Badger and Sunumbra (use mineral Zinc Oxide).

Retro sunnies

Protecting your eyes is key, so don’t scrimp here.  And what better way to spy on boys in secret? Retro sunnies are super in vogue – they shout class and quirk at the same time. A great Cape Town store to find vintage inspired beauties is Church Streets Babette otherwise check out our best second-hand shops here.

Lip balm

Keep lips lush and ready for summer flings! The Body Shop’s Born Lippy range are simply scrumptious and come in a variety of fruity flavours such as Satsuma, Watermelon and Passionberry. Plus – all made from Zambian Community Trade beeswax! There’s never been a better way to beat chapped lips.

Swim costume

The perfect fashion piece to flaunt what you’ve got. Whether it’s tanning or swimming you’re after, try one in a 50’s inspired style – high-waisted or full piece. Makes us think of Marilyn Monroe and Burlesque dancers. Are you as much in love with this nostalgic trend as Live Eco?

Spring water

Stay hydrated this summer with Valpre. Their new PlantBottle, made partially from plant plastic, is all about being chic and green at the same time. Chuck a bottle or two in your handbag to keep the thirst away all day.

What are YOUR eco summer must-haves?

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  • Can’t believe you’re supporting Valpre! Plant bottle is a load of rubbish. Plants should be grown for food, not plastic. LESS than 1/3 of the bottle is plant based, the rest is virgin plastic. Recycling is a trend promoted by the petrochemical companies to give themselves permission to continue making more plastic. Please can you let me know what you think about this.

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