5 Products That Are on Our Summer Must-Have List

This post was in partnership with Equilibria but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. The Everymom’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. We only recommend products we genuinely love.

For lack of a better term, the summer of 2020 was less than remarkable. I’ll say with confidence that it taught me some helpful life lessons, but I’d also be lying if I said it didn’t put a damper on my vacation plans and family beach days.

So while I spent last summer’s warm weather months at home for the most part, this summer is all about getting back out there and making the most of everything the season has to offer.

I’m not the only one trying to embark on an action-packed summer. Step into any retail store and you’ll see what I mean. Tried-and-true brands are releasing products left and right, and new companies are making some serious waves with summer essentials that are too interesting to ignore. But to help you narrow down the ones that are truly worth a second look, we rounded up a few top-notch (and many new!) essentials you’ll want to add to your list of summer must-haves.

 

1. Equilibria Rapid Calming Melts

Between pool days and taking strolls to the local park, there really isn’t much to complain about when summer rolls around, right? I wish. Sure, the calendar changes, and the kids go off to camp, but that doesn’t mean summer comes without its chaos and complications. For one, work (and taking care of a household) is still very much a reality during the warmer months. And when projects and day-to-day duties pile up, a little something to minimize the lingering stress sounds like a welcome solution.

That’s where the Equilibria Rapid Calming Melts come into the picture. Resembling small mints, the full-spectrum CBD melts go above and beyond to keep me relaxed in high-stress situations.

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Equilibria

Rapid Calming Melts

Use code THEEVERYMOM for 20% off your first Equilibria order!

These little melts work their magic in all of about 10 minutes, and the calming effects last anywhere from three to six hours. I like to think of them as my “rescue agent” for times when I’m ultra-overwhelmed. They’re not meant to be used all the time but, in addition to my existing CBD routine, they’re just what I need.

 

I like to think of them as my ‘rescue agent’ for times when I’m ultra-overwhelmed.

 

I initially discovered Equilibria, a premium organic CBD company, a few months ago when the weight of my fast-paced job was taking away from my enjoyment of day-to-day life. To say I was hesitant about taking CBD would be an understatement, but the company’s mission to provide a personalized routine for women, while educating them about the benefits of CBD, is why I gave them a shot.

Between the personalized online quiz and speaking with one of Equilibria’s Dosage Specialists, I was able to start on my one-of-a-kind CBD routine in less than a week. When I realized I could easily incorporate the products into my crazy mornings, I knew I’d keep them around.

 

 

My stress levels drastically diminished thanks to Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD products, but the Rapid Calming Melts are truly go-tos. Here’s a little more about why I keep a jar of them on me at all times:

  • They work fast for those acute stress situations
  • Made with 5mg of full-spectrum CBD, they take the edge off without the “high”
  • The small container is discrete and easy to throw in my bag on-the-go
  • They’re easy to take—simply take a sip of water and let it sit under your tongue until it melts
  • Because one melt lasts for several hours, the 15-count container is fairly affordable

Don’t get me wrong, my morning mindfulness sessions and mid-day walks are necessary stress-relievers in my life. But knowing I have my Rapid Calming Melts on me ensures that those crazy bouts of chaos don’t cause my day to come crashing to the ground.

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Equilibria

Rapid Calming Melts

Use code THEEVERYMOM for 20% off your first Equilibria order!

 

2. A Boozy Subscription Service

Summer is all about trying new restaurants and catching the latest movie at the theater, but when the day takes it out of me, nothing beats an evening at home. Whether I invite a couple of neighbor friends over or I lay low with a chick flick and some popcorn, the night is 100 percent better with a glass of wine in hand. Plus, with a custom wine subscription service like Winc, I don’t even have to leave my house to procure some tasty bottles.

Winc

Wine Subscription Service

New customers can get four bottles for $29.95! No coupon code needed—the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

 

3. Convenience in a Skincare Stick

Has anyone else seen those elaborate skincare videos with over a dozen steps? They’re tempting, but a 12-step beauty routine is nothing but a daydream. Enter Alleyoop’s Clean Slate cleansing stick. The all-in-one product tackles three essential steps—melt away my makeup, cleanse my skin, and exfoliate my face—with a single swipe.

Just apply it in a circular motion onto dry skin, rinse your face with water, and watch all of your makeup (yes, even waterproof!) melt down the drain.

 

 

4. An At-Home Barista Essential

I don’t have to say much other than my local baristas know my coffee order better than I do. And though an occasional trip to the corner coffee shop isn’t necessarily a bad thing, my trickling bank account is begging for a break from my daily latte runs. In an effort to save some money for summer food truck nights, I purchased a new at-home coffee maker similar to this Keurig coffee, latte, and cappuccino maker. I love that the compact machine doesn’t take up much counter space and, with regular use, it helps me save up for a special night on the town. Bonus: you can use it to make iced coffee, too!

 

5. An App That Banishes Food Waste

I’m not the best at being eco-friendly, but I recycle and carry reusable grocery bags to the store (when I can actually remember). With that said, something that bothers me more than anything is the amount of food wasted at restaurants, businesses, schools, and grocery stores. According to an app-based company called Too Good To Go, over one-third of food produced in the world goes to waste each year. That’s millions of meals that could end up on someone’s table instead of in the trash can.

By downloading the Too Good To Go app, you can find delicious surplus meals in your local area with the press of a button. Plus, they’re available at a fraction of the price. Good for the planet and my stomach? Sign me up.

 

This post was in partnership with Equilibria but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.