We are ALL FOR a hot girl summer here at Intern Queen, but we’re starting the movement for an Eco-friendly girl summer too!! There are SO many simple swaps we can all make to protect our precious environment. The Earth gives us so much during the summer, endless lake days, sunbathes on the beach, dreamy tropical vaca spots, we can give her lots of love in return! Here are some of Intern Queen’s favorite Eco-friendly summer swaps for your shopping carts.
- Non-Chemical Sunscreen
KEEP OUR OCEANS BEAUTIFUL! On your next tropical, snorkeling extravaganza, don’t be that girl wearing harmful, toxic sunscreen suffocating the reefs. Swap out your generic bottles of Banana Boat sunscreen and pick up one of these reef-safe, non-chemical brands, they're much better for your skin too!
Supergoop has a wide-range skin-care and makeup products that all incorporate SPF in a natural, reef-safe, non-sticky formula.
A more affordable option, you can get this renowned reef-safe sunscreen on Amazon Prime and have it with two days.
Some of our Intern Queen team has personal experience with this brand and it is nothing short of fabulous. Their wide range of products are reef-safe and frangrance free.
2. Reusable Grocery Bags
Picture it now, you’re on your family vacation making the beginning of the week, MASSIVE grocery store run and, without even thinking, using up probably 10 plastic grocery store bags. This is a swap that isn’t only simple but can be so trendy and stylish! Don’t you want to be that cool girl with her custom tote shopping in the vegetable section? Us too. Here are some of our favorite plastic bag swaps.
We know you’ve seen it on Tik Tok, buy a plain bag from Walmart or Amazon and paint your own custom design. A fun summer activity and helping the environment all in one!
For a shop small option, there are countless sellers on Etsy to choose from that offer custom and trendy designs!
This brand is super affordable and can be wrapped up and stored anywhere. The options on their site are endless!
3. Reusable Travel Mug
We know our Intern Queen fam runs on coffee, so we likely contribute to the MILLIONS of disposable coffee cups used every day. Why not make this small swap for both the environment and your own ease while traveling this summer? You don’t always have time to sit and enjoy your coffee while trying to sprint to your connecting flight, so pick from our options of reusable cups you can have on-the-go!
Yeti is a highly dependable brand with all of their mugs made from kitchen-grade stainless steel. Plus, it comes in a huge variety of colors!
For the more price conscious consumer, this matte black mug is available for $14.72 on Amazon.
You probably already have their popular water bottle, so stock on their coffee flask to match!
Let's have an Eco-friendly girl summer everyone! The Intern Queen team will be trying out all of these swaps this season, and we hope you do too!