There really are some essential supplies in our house for summer, things that I we just use more of when the kids are home and spending lots of time outside. Items like sunscreen (for all that time in the sun-at least if it ever stops raining), bandages, antibiotic ointment (the number of cuts, scrapes, bruises, and splinters we have in the summer is crazy).
And since I need these items I might as well save money on them, right? That’s why Johnson & Johnson wanted me to tell you about their Healthy Essentials website this summer. Healthy Essentials site are products that every home needs–things like Band-Aids, Neosporin, Reach Total Care Floss, Tylenol Cold, and Motrin IB.
You can print out high value coupons for these truly necessary items right there on the website. It’s easy to do too–after a quick free sign up you just go to the Printable Coupons & Offers page, check off the coupons you are interested in and print. A neat little box on the left hand sidebar keeps track of how much money you are saving.
The folks at Johnson and Johnson sent me a few Healthy Essentials to get my own Summer started right. I wasn’t kidding when I said that my kids get (and me–I admit it) get a lot of scrapes and cuts–these items went right into my suitcase for our summer vacation at the lake. I was glad I had them–I think that Buddy got at least 3 splinters (that required pulling, Neosporin and Band Aids) and Princess cut herself at least once.
The other real essential for us is sunscreen. My mother pounded it into my head at a young age that you need to protect your skin–especially your face–from too much sun. Princess has become extremely concerned about this as well–I think that they showed them videos of melanoma in health class at school this year and now she’s all concerned about sunscreen and any birthmarks she sees on us (thanks for caring honey!)
And if I’m outside and getting wet, I’m glad to have some extra waterproof mascara from Neutrogena on hand. My eyeliner might float away, but at least my eyes will have the lashes looking good 🙂
Speaking of sun, fun and vacation–the Healthy Essentials website has more than coupons–there are tips and tools, but also under the Healthy Families tab there are posts on all sorts of relevant topics–and they change by season. For the Healthy Summer Essentials they have a nice little beach packing list, and also a great article on 10 Ways to Go Technology Free this Summer. That’s an idea I fully support–and although at home it’s hard to go completely free, we aim for at least reduced gadget time.