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Guide to Gym Bag Essentials

Getting up early can be incredibly difficult, especially if you have made the promise to put that gym membership to good use! To help get your day off to a quick start, I’ve put together the best natural products to allow you to go straight from the gym to whatever life demands.

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I bet that one of your New Year's Resolutions was to go to the gym regularly, right?! But if you are getting up early to go to the gym before work or dropping off the kids, it can be such a rush that all too often it is easy to forget about what to take with you, and then you’re stuck without the essentials for the rest of the day. From Magnesium Spray for tender muscles to the best natural skin care and makeup multitaskers, there are a few key necessities I think belong in everyone's gym bag.

What to take to the gym

For your gym essentials bag, you should be looking for small, multipurpose products so that you aren’t lugging around any unnecessary weight. Only take what you know you will actually use! A simple collection of products including Magnesium for aches and pains, a multitasking CC cream, and a waterproof mascara will help you leave the gym feeling fresh and ready for the day. If you need help deciding which gym supplements to take before and after, check out my guide to the best natural pre and post workout supplements in my blog post here.

Natural skin care and makeup

WOTNOT Facial Wipes - Normal/Sensitive Skin
The WOTNOT Facial Wipes for normal and sensitive skin types have a hard travel case option which comes complete with a built in mirror to make reapplying skin care and makeup nice and easy. These nourishing wipes contain Aloe Vera, Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil and are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Ideal for delicate facial skin and smoothly removing eye makeup, they are perfect for refreshing sweaty skin.

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
The 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream is rich in caffeine and the anti-inflammatory properties of organic Green Coffee Beans, Green Tea and Rosehip Oil to help improve the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles, perfect if you’ve had an extra early start. With its deliciously awakening scent and hydrating formula, this replenishing eye cream comes in either a mini or 30ml size, and is a lightweight addition to your gym bag.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Colour + Correct SPF 30
The Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Colour + Correct SPF 30 is perfect for freshening up your face and soothing any redness. This multitasking CC Cream provides moisturising hydration, flawless coverage and SPF 30 sun protection all in one, making it the perfect all-rounder for reapplying your makeup on the go and covering any blemishes. Available in two shades, it’s perfect to soften sensitive and dry complexions, and comes in an easy-to-use pump tube.

Ere Perez Avocado Volumising Waterproof Mascara
The Ere Perez Avocado Volumising Waterproof Mascara is the perfect workout-proof mascara if you prefer to wear makeup at the gym. With a nourishing yet long-wearing blend of Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond and Carnauba Wax to help prevent smudging, this waterproof mascara goes on easily, leaving you with incredibly thick, dramatic black lashes but no more panda eyes. This gentle formula is actually super easy to remove but will hold up throughout your workout and the rest of your day.

Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm Black Cherry
To complete your post-workout makeup routine, touch your lips up with some Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm in Black Cherry. This pocket sized lip balm contains hydrating raw ingredients including Coconut, Jojoba and Olive Oils and glides on smoothly, leaving your lips with a sheer red tint thanks to real Black Cherry Extract. A perfect alternative to lipstick! If Black Cherry isn't your first choice then you can always choose another from over 20 different flavours, including Chai Spice, Coconut and Grapefruit.

Natural deodorant and body care

Amazing Oils Magnesium Recovery Spray
Post-workout, chances are your muscles and joints are going to be twinging a bit. The Amazing Oils Magnesium RECOVERY Spray is perfect for any soreness or muscular cramps, helping to provide natural relief from stiffness and inflammation and give you a fresh boost of energy. Containing high quality Magnesium Chloride and icy-warm Wintergreen and Menthol, it can be used both pre-workout to stimulate the muscles and circulation and post-workout for muscle recovery.

Life Basics Natural Spray Deodorant
In a handy, easy-to-use spray formula, the Life Basics Natural Spray Deodorant is perfect for spritzing onto your underarms pre-workout to help protect you from the dreaded BO. Light, fresh and ideal for all skin types, this gentle yet hardworking spray contains soothing Aloe Vera, deodorising Zinc, fragrant Rose and antibacterial herbal extracts. This vegan and Australian made deodorant is ideal if you are sensitive to bicarb or dislike using pastes.

Reusable travel storage bags

Full Circle Ziptuck Reusable Travel Bags - 2 pack
With a leak-proof, air-tight lock seal, the Full Circle Ziptuck Reusable Travel Bags - 2 pack are perfect for stashing all of your skin care essentials in to keep them tidy, easy to find and all in the one place. These durable and reusable bags are also BPA-free and food safe, so they are also great for storing snacks in.

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