5 Essentials to Pack on Your Next Getaway

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The last thing a getaway should be is stressful.

Enter the art of minimalism; a beautiful, simplistic, back-to-basics way of being that can help make your vacation time more relaxed and enjoyable. A getaway should be about unwinding your mind, restoring your energy, experiencing the unexperienced, and taking in a new perspective. That’s why when it comes to packing – the less you take, the better.

If you’d like to prioritize experiences over possessions on your next vacay, here are the only 5 things you really need to think about packing. Now, isn’t that liberating?

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1.

One Core Outfit

Why not give yourself a break from making decisions about what to wear? Every decision we make throughout the day takes up little bits of mental energy (this is called decision fatigue), so the more we do to cut them out – the better. Pack as many variations as you need of one core outfit (including basics, of course), and you’ll be giving yourself more time to spend on doing what you actually want to do on your trip. Oh, and your core outfit should always include protective items – like a hat if you’re heading somewhere sunny.

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2.

Skincare

It’s important to stick to your skincare routine and care for your complexion with consistency. When you’re transitioning into another climate, no matter how slightly different the temperature might be, your skin will know it – keep feeding it the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, even when you’re in another time zone. To pack your skincare efficiently, get a hold of some travel sized containers and bottles. Squeeze the perfect amount of cleanser, moisturizer, body butter, and importantly, sun screen, you think you’ll need. This will save you precious suitcase space, and make your luggage much lighter.

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3.

A good book

Whether it’s a novel or a journal – something to read, or write in, is always a good idea. A trip with your favorite E-Reader or physical book is the way to go. Taking a book about the history or nature of the place you’re going to will add extra intrigue and wonder to your vacation. Journaling about the activities you did is also a great way to wind down each night!

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4.

An Eco-Friendly Tote Bag

Fold a tote bag into your suitcase so you have a compact, but handy, bag to use during the day on your trip – especially useful if you plan on going to the beach or shopping local products. A tote bag will save you (and the environment) from having to use plastic bags – and many of them nowadays are made with snap locks to keep your valuables safe.

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5.

Self-Cooling Water Bottle

Keeping well-hydrated is non-negotiable. When you step outside your day-today routine, you need to be a bit more mindful of what you put into your body. A self-cooling water bottle is the safest way to ensure you always have a cool sip of water – no matter where you are. Listen to your body and it’ll thank you for it.

5 EASY WAYS TO INCORPORATE RAW SUGAR INTO YOUR EVERYDAY

At Raw Sugar, we believe skincare should be simple. Our philosophy is all about taking mother nature’s purest ingredients and making the very most of their nutrient-laden prowess.

That’s why Raw Sugar is committed to carefully crafting products that are:

1. Processed through ColdPress Technology® to lock in all their very useful skin-loving vitamins, minerals and enzymes and feed your skin until it glows.

2. Eco-friendly – they’re vegan and free of any nasty parabens and sulfates, plus our packaging is made with post-consumer recycled cardboard and sustainably-sourced bamboo.

3. Good for the planet – Our Raw Sugar initiative means we #livetogive and donate a bar of soap to people in need for every single purchase you make.

So if you want to get some #rawlovin into your everyday life, here’s how to slip it seamlessly and simply into your routine – no extra effort required

FACE IT!

Raw Sugar’s range of facial care is gentle on sensitive skin and gives your complexion a vitamin-rich boost that uplifts from the outside in. With cleansers, moisturizers and polishes in our range of face-lovin’ goodies – we’ve got all bases covered. Simply add a pump of cleanser in the shower in the mornings and carry around a moisturiser for when your face is in need of some mid-day hydration.

IF WE’RE TALKIN’ BODIES…

If you shower in the mornings, you’ll love starting the day fresh with our great range of body washes. If you’re an evening bather, however, our range of soaps have massaging nubs that your tired body will treat as a soothing, relaxing spa-like end to your day.

GETTING HANDSY

Keep a bottle of our nourishing hand wash in the bathroom and kitchen – they’ll keep hands soft, smooth and clean. For extra cleanliness, we also have a range of hand sanitizers you can conveniently carry around in your hand bag to kill germs when you’re on-the-go. Easy.

BUTTER ME UP

Raw Sugar’s range of lush, rich, nutrient-packed body butters are best taken after a shower with their besties, Raw Sugar’s body washes! Your post-bath skin will drink them right up and be well-equipped to properly absorb all their vitamins, goodies and delicious scents. Hot tip: carry one around in your handbag to quickly hydrate dry elbows, heels and knees.

SCRUBBING UP WELL

The last step in becoming a fully-fledged Raw Sugar babe is our yummy range of body scrubs. Keep one in the shower and use it to exfoliate 2-3 times a week – or before events where you want super glowy, dewy, hydrated skin.

A little Raw Sugar Love

Crafted and produced in sunny SoCal, Raw Sugar Living is a natural lifestyle brand on a mission to promote clean and healthy living through products that are good for the body and nourish the soul.

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