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Healthy Essentials For Summer

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

summer must haves form johnson and johnson

This summer we are spending more time than ever out in the sun. For our children having moved to California last year this is our first summer here. It’s been an adjustment getting used to the constant sunshine but we’ve learned to stay prepared with our favorite healthy essentials for summer.

Some of our favorite products include sunscreen from Neutrogena®‎. For the kids we are all about the wet skin kids, it’s perfect for the beach or the pool and can be applied when wet. I love the simple spray and swipe and nothing beats the protection. I can feel great knowing my kids can play for hours in the sun and sand.

mia beach sunblock

Personally I am a big fan of the Neutrogena® UltraSheer dry-touch sunscreen. It goes on non-greasy and won’t irritate my skin. I get the protection I need to keep up with the kiddos while still feeling young and fresh. The Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Makeup gives you smooth, even, long-lasting coverage as it works to actually improve skin’s natural tone. It’s a long lasting makeup that has added SPF which means it’s great for the beach! 

kristin beach

To keep my smile healthy and bright all summer long I use some of my favorite products from REMBRANDT® and of course daily oral health with LISTERINE®.

This summer we are doing a lot of traveling so besides just going to the beach I like to be prepared whenever we take trips with healthy essentials like NEOSPORIN® Ointments and BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages. We like to do a lot of hiking and with little ones bumps and scrapes can happen. That’s why we like to keep these things on hand because I can quickly make a boo-boo feel all better.

band aids2

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What healthy essentials do you keep around during the summer for your family?



  1. Amy Desrosiers on July 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Love your pictures! They make me want to head to the beach asap!

  2. Janel (A Mom's Take) on July 11, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I have these exact same essentials on hand at all times, plus stashed in my car for when we are out and about.

  3. JulieK on July 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I definitely feel we go thru more bandaids in summer than any other time of year. Also, I keep wash clothes handy b/c the kids always need wiping down before snacking etc.

  4. Aimee Smith on July 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    That wet skin sunscreen is our favorite. Everything else makes my kids break out, we buy that stuff in bulk!

  5. Dede on July 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    The wet-skin sunscreen from Neutrogena is a huge blessing. We use it often because the kids swim almost every day.

  6. Liz Mays on July 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Neosporin is magic. I wouldn’t dream of not having some with all the time!

  7. Shelley on July 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Great products. We use all of these especially the sunscreen!

  8. Mindy Grant on July 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    We definitely use a lot of Band Aids and Neosporin in the summer time. That reminds me, I need to pick up some more Band Aids on my next shopping trip!

  9. tammileetips on July 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Those are my must haves for when we are traveling. I try not to leave home with out them!

  10. Courtney on July 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Between my husband and my daughter, bandages are in high demand. So is minor wound and abrasion cleanser. I love the Neosporin the comes with a topical analgesic.

  11. Dawn on July 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Band-Aid tough strips are great. They’re the only bandage I’ve found that can really stand up to wear and tear. I think this essentials package you’ve put together covers all the basics of keeping summer fun and safe.

  12. Jennifer on July 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Sunscreen and bandages are must haves during the summer. Summer work and summer play are both hard on the skin.

  13. Shauna on July 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I agree with your list… maybe add in some lip balm… lol… my lips get so chapped in the summer, LOL

  14. Pam on July 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I always keep band-aids and Neosporin around in the summer. My kids always seem to be getting injured.

  15. Jenn @TheRebelChick on July 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    We can’t get through the summer days without bandages and sunscreen. We went through 5 bottles of sunscreen already this summer!

  16. Marina @ Mommy Snippets on July 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    What a great list of must haves! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Mama to 5 BLessings on July 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Definite items that are a must all year long, many we use in our home!

  18. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on July 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Neosporin and Band-Aids are our summer essentials!!

  19. Amber Edwards on July 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    My summer essentials are Band-aids, Sunscreen and bugspray! I always keep a big collection of that around for the summer.

  20. april on July 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Great choices for your summer kit.

  21. Nolie on July 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I keep an overstock of sunscreen so we never run out and lots of bandaids.

  22. Janet W. on July 10, 2014 at 5:48 am

    These are definitely some of my favorite must-have products! The Neutrogena sunscreen spray works great on my grandsons, and we can never have enough BandAids!