Festivals are one of the top activities we all enjoy during the summer months. These events are a great opportunity to hang out with friends and family, but they can be messy and quite stressful too. Taking good care of yourself before, during and after is important to fully enjoy and live the festival experience.
Whether you are travelling to Spain for the Benicassim (16th -19st July), heading to Longitude in Dublin (17th-19th July), or holding out for the infamous Electric Picnic (4th -6 th September), take a trip to your local health store before traveling, where good advice is always at hand for natural Festival Essentials!
This is our list of suggested FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS that will make your experience even more memorable!!
Dr.Bronner’s 18 in 1 liquid soap – If you don’t plan on bringing much with you, there is the ultimate multitasking product, Dr. Bronner’s 18 in 1 liquid soap. This organic and fair trade soap is gentle enough for washing your body, face or hair and brushing your teeth, but also powerful enough for other cleaning tasks, such as washing your muddy clothes, dirty tent and grassy wellies. If you only bring one thing with you, make sure it’s Dr. Bronner’s 18 in 1 liquid soap. This simple, ecologically formulated Castile Liquid Soap has been called the “Swiss-army knife” of cleaning and is available in 9 different essences: Tea Tree, Citrus, Rose, Almond, Eucalyptus, Green Tea, Lavender, Peppermint and Baby Mild.
Faith in Nature 3 in 1 wipes – Ensure your skin remains squeaky-clean, no matter how many days you’ve been knee-deep in dust or mud, with Faith in Nature 3in1 wipes. These soft, 100% natural viscose wipes are imbedded with a specially formulated blend of essential oils which contain organic Aloe Vera and vitamin C. In one easy sweep, this beauty essential cleanses, moisturises and removes all traces of make-up and face paint. Naturally gentle and fragrance-free, they can even double up as wet wipes when the trek to the showers seems a little too daunting.
Echinaforce Throat Spray – Singing at the top of your lungs for hours on end and sleeping in damp camping conditions can cause a sore throat. A.Vogel Echinaforce throat spray is a convenient and easy way to provide fast, effective relief to a dry, sore or irritated throat. Plus it helps ward off bouts of colds and flus that normally accompany a sore throat.
Natural SPF – Whether you are checking out one of the many Irish festivals or travelling abroad, it’s always a good idea to pack some sun cream with you. Jason Mineral SPF 30 has both UVA and UVB protection. This sunscreen is ideal to protect sensitive skin from sun damage. Free from chemicals, parabens and perfumes, it’ll keep you burn free throughout the festival season.
Bruising SOS – It’s almost impossible to stay put when everyone is jumping up and down… go with the flow, have fun and follow the music. That’s alright because Nelsons Arnicare Arnica Cream is your smart and natural choice to help with knocks n’ falls and all types of bruises. Apply the natural first aid cream at least once a day.
A.Vogel Milk Thistle – Our livers usually take a hit while we are on a weekend long session. Taking A.Vogel Milk Thistle a few days before, during and after the festival may help to protect the liver. It also has strong antioxidant properties for protecting the liver against both food and drink overindulgence, especially during any summer festival.
Healthy snacks– Be prepared for a non-stop 2 or 3 day festival. Plan beforehand and stop by your local health food store to get healthy and filling snacks. Bounce Energy Balls are great-tasting, energizing, packed with protein and gluten free, available in 7 delicious flavours: Cacao mint, Apple & Cinnamon, Peanut, Coconut & Macadamia, Spirulina & Ginseng, Almond and Cashew & Pecan. By including healthy foods that you can eat at any time between concerts, you will get the most out of your festival experience.
Nākd bars are made from yummy natural ingredients such as fruits and nut, with plenty of protein to get you through the day with high energy levels. Wheat and dairy free, with no added sugars or hidden extras, the Nākd bars are available in 9 flavours: Rhubarb & Custard, Caffe Mocha, Cocoa Orange, Cashew Cookie, Pecan Pie, Berry Delight, Cocoa Mint, Ginger Bread and Cocoa Delight.
Stay hydrated. Water is very important and helps to maintain the body balance during those active festive days. A good trick is to have a beverage with every snack and meal. Water is always a good choice, but you can also opt for healthy and tasty drinks. Berrywhite organic drinks are made with superfruits & healthy extracts and blended with spring water. The exotic extracts include subtle flavour notes to make refreshing drink combinations that appeal to every palate: Pomegranate & Blueberry, Peach & Goji Berry, Cranberry & Guava and Lemon & Ginger.
Berrywhite drinks are certified organic and blended from natural non GM foods, with no added sugar, fruit extract or artificial preservatives.
MOST OF ALL – Enjoy whatever festivals you go attend! If you end up using any of these tips, take a photo and post it to our Facebook page!!