This Memorial Day weekend, you may be doing everything or nothing. When curating some of our top picks for your perusal, we considered a variety of occasions that accompany this long and typically hot kickoff to summer. Whether in the sun, by the water, or gathered with others for a backyard barbecue, we’re sharing a rundown of weekend essentials that don’t include booze — but have your way with that; we’ll be here with the Quinton when you wake up with a hangover.
We also realize that many of you may opt for a quieter, slower, cooler weekend (or perhaps plans just fell through) — and for that, we have some lovely goods for you to treat yourself to.
If you'll be spending time out in the sun or on the water, SPF is a must. Time to do away with the chemical laden sun screens that may actually do more harm than good and invest in fully natural sun care.
We love KEYS Solar Rx Moisturizer with Sunscreen (SPF 30+) for broad spectrum UVA + UVB protection. Microbiome friendly and containing zinc, this SPF also contains Shea butter, avocado fruit oil, black seed oil, and carrot seed oil. Note, however, that it is not water resistant, so be sure to reapply as needed — at least every two hours. Alternatively, you may want to consider Marie Veronique Everyday Coverage Tinted Sunscreen (SPF 30) for a day to evening matte look.
Nucifera The Balm is a wonderful ally for moisturizing sun exposed skin, thanks to the cooling and deeply nourishing effect of coconut oil, kokum butter (from the mangosteen family), avocado oil, borage oil, mango butter and moringa oil. Blended with a host of medicinal grade essential oils including lavender, peppermint and frankincense, we’ve found it to ease excess heat while doubling as a hair mask to keep locks hydrated and moisturized as well.
La Tierra Sagrada Salt Spray comes in a travel size spray, making it easy to low maintenance care for your hair and give you those breezy beach-like waves. Spritz this in the hair while it’s still wet, or use as a scalp refresher (similar to dry shampoo) to maintain extra body, even in the heat. Containing sea and mineral salts, Vitamin E, rosemary and palo santo, it not only smells divine, but keeps your hair healthy and lustrous.
Pan Natural Restoration Mist is a hands down Boketto favorite to instantly cleanse and cool the skin and pits. Naturally deodorizing, this formula boasts a wonderful blend of colloidal silver, witch hazel, rosewater, aloe vera, and essential oils of tea tree, lavender, and patchouli.
For a golden, sexy shimmer, Wildcare Golden Hour Body Oil and H Is For Love KINU are both knockouts.
If you're prepping or hosting a cookout or backyard-style gathering, our variety of modern pantry staples will enhance the flavor and nutrition in any dish. Add some modern festive flair to your traditional Memorial Day menu and then keep the leftovers for yourself.
Dark Horse Fermented Dijon is a probiotic mustard (yes, that’s right) containing wildflower honey, smoked onion, capers, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and biodynamic chardonnay…! for a TRULY unparalleled modern day dijon. Use it as you would with any dijon, just know you’re in for a stellar surprise when you take that first bite of searred salmon or bunless hot dog (so American of you). You’ll also want Dark Horse Pickled Mustard Seeds to toss on salads or charcuterie boards. Those mustard seeds are high in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids — do dig in.
Or maybe you are simply craving a weekend to yourself, and for that, we have recommendations for you so that you can shamelessly pamper yourself all weekend long.
If you have a bathtub, then the VESSEL Detox and Soothe Bath Soaks are incredible. We love that the Detox blend contains bentonite clay + essential oils of rosemary and cypress to boost circulation while gently aiding in toxin release. The Soothe blend is wonderful for promoting relaxation and relieving physical or emotional tension, containing calendula and lavender flowers + essential oils of ylang ylang and lavender. Nourish your vessel.
For a gentle facial ritual, try experimenting with a few of our recently posted skincare favorites: H Is For Love PROPOLIS Regenerative Face Mask, Pai Skincare Rosehip Cleaning OIl and Wildcare SunRoot Solar Serum. For added therapeutic benefits, treat yourself and your skin to any of Marie Veronique’s facial serums to layer underneath your go-to daily facial oil.