Summer Essentials You Should Have In Your Beach Bag! + Big Savings On Them!

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Beach bag essentials - Must Have Mom

I love going to the beach and I HATE packing the bags. With six of us it always feels like we are bringing the entire house with us. I needed a way to be more efficient when I pack our bags so I now have a designated beach bag that always includes the Summer essentials and all I have to add is fresh towels and suits! Genius right? Why didn’t I start doing that sooner? So what should you keep in your bag at all times? Here are a few essentials!

  • Band-Aids! We use the tough strips because they stay on better than other kinds even when at the beach. Of course character Band-Aids are always great boo boo healers too. Whether your kiddo steps on something sharp and cuts their foot or you cut yourself on the boat, it’s always a good idea to have Band-Aids on hand.
  • Neosporin: This of course goes hand in hand with Band-Aids. It will help keep the wound free of bacteria and the Pain Relief variety also helps soothe the pain. It will keep your cut, scrape or burn infection free for 24 hours.
  • Sunscreen! Do not forget the sunscreen! This is very important! We love the Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids sunscreen because we can spray it on the kids even when they are wet. It works great! I like the Neugrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen for myself because it absorbs fast and it’s water resistant.
  • Mascara: This might not be on your list of must haves but I always toss a Neutrogena waterproof mascara in my beach bag so I can freshen up for that on the fly dinner out after a long day at the beach.
  • Mouthwash: Once again, you know you will probably do an impromptu dinner after the beach and being able to quickly freshen up is great! Keep Listerine Mouthwash in your car and give your mouth a quick swish to feel fresh and ready for the evening. Not only is mouthwash good for cleaning your mouth but it also has all sorts of other uses as well like poison ivy treatment, hand sanitizer and cleaning cuts and scrapes! Who knew?! Read about other uses for mouthwash in my post!

Don’t have all these essentials on hand? Not to worry! The HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program is offering amazing printable coupons, tips & tools and so much more for all the products you and your family love. You can save more than $45 by visiting in June and July and signing up for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program coupons and offers.

These are just a few of the great coupons you can score on this summer for more than $45 in savings:

• Save $1.00 on any (1) NEUTROGENA® Sun product (excludes trial size)
• Save $2.00 on any (3) NEOSPORIN®, NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive bandages, BENADRYL® Topical or JOHNSON and JOHNSON RED CROSS® Brand products (excludes all trial and travel sizes, First Aid Kits, 10 ct Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, and On-the-Go First Aid Kits). Must buy (2) different brand products to qualify for this offer along with a third product
• Save $1.00 on any (1) SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Product
• Save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE® SMART RINSE Anti-cavity Mouthwash, 500 ml
• Save $1.00 on any LUBRIDERM® product
• Save $1.00 on any (1) CLEAN & CLEAR® product (excludes trial and travel sizes)
• Save $1.00 on any (1) REACH® Total Care Floss, or REACH® Gentle Gum Care Floss, or REACH® Dentotape® or REACH® Access® Flosser
• Save $3.00 on any (1) REMBRANDT® Whitening Kit or Strip or any (2) REMBRANDT® Whitening Paste or Rinse
• Save $1.00 on any (1) VISINE® product, 5 oz. or larger

Go get your coupons now!

What essentials do you pack in your beach bag?


  1. We have our vacation to the beach in August! So love those savings to help me prepare for it! I always carry band-aids wherever I go. Never know when you need to swoop in to fix a boo boo. 🙂

  2. Great list! The only essential items I have in my beach bag are sunscreen! haha

  3. We use that sunscreen every summer, it is not sticky or greasy and it works so well on sensitive skin.

  4. Angela S says:

    I am the same way! Waterproof mascara along with a good lip gloss is a must for me.

  5. Along with sunscreen, I also have bandaids and neosporin on hand at all times! I have 2 boys, and the oldest is enough to keep us buying new packs of bandaids every month of so!

  6. CHAPSTICK! I always always always get dry lips at the beach!

  7. Great post. Just in time for summer too. Thank you!

  8. In our bag – sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, wipes, band aides and dry clothes!

  9. Great reminder. I need to restock my beach bag for this year!

  10. Great list! AND coupons! Ialso carry a case of water with me. I know it’s extreme, but I do love knowing I always have water.

  11. Great list. I just had to buy more sunscreen this week. Band-aids are a must too!

  12. I take Neosporin with me wherever I go. It works like nothing else does!

  13. great tips! I always have my babyganics hand foaming wash on me. for the beach – baby powder! it gets the sand off your feet.

  14. This is a great list of items to bring to the beach! Thanks for the coupons; I needed them.

  15. my husband is 1 of those dadsthat likes to be prepared for everything so we often to go to the beach with what looks and feels like the entire house :-)the girls always have a blast though and I’m grateful we have an SUV with a big trunk so we can still travel in comfort.

  16. Woot! I love these choices! And I’m super excited to see coupons for them, yippee!!

  17. I always have sunscreen and chapstick in my beach back. Those are two of my must haves!

  18. Chapstick is a MUST have for me. I’ve burnt my lips more times than I care to count sadly.

  19. Great list! I always forget the band-aids. Always.

  20. vickie couturier says:

    love the list,,mascara wouldn’t be in mine but some antibacterial wipes and bottle for sure always sunscreen an a bottle of water an a bandaid

  21. I have almost all of those in my bag- I need to try that mascara! I always wear mascara, I just haven’t tried that kind.

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