Getting Summer Ready with Listerine (& Other Must Haves)

Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Are you ready for summer?  We’ve got just a week to go, and school’s out here! (So hard to believe!)

In some ways I think of summer as being the season when everything slows down…there is no driving to school; you generally have less school and community activities, etc…but while our kid is spending less time at school and more time at home that also means we have to buy more supplies.  We have to buy extra quick foods and snacks, summer clothes and accessories, and of course, summer health and beauty items.

Luckily Walgreen’s is a one stop shop for health and beauty items and their weekly ads, coupons and Balance Rewards help me to save money on all my summer must-have brands like Listerine, Band-Aid, Neutrogena, and Neosporin.

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Listerine has a mouthwash for every member of your family.  A few of their varieties include: LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE, LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE ZERO, and LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®.

LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE offers six unique benefits in one bottle.  It helps prevent cavities, restores enamel, strengthens teeth, kills bad breath germs, cleans the whole mouth, and freshens breath.  (It’s also great to have on hand if you’ve got late night snackers and soda drinkers in the summer time.)

Their TOTAL CARE ZERO is alcohol free options for those wanting something a little less intense, and the Smart Rinse is a fun anticavity rinse for kids in Bubble Blast flavor.


Neutrogena Sunscreen

After a little Listerine rinse and getting ready to go, no outdoor activity is complete without a little sun protection.  Whether you’re going out for a day of swimming, spending the day riding roller coasters at a theme park, or just spending an hour or two at the park,  sunscreen is of utmost important.  As someone with fair skin, I’ve definitely been burned in the past!  And while I like to get a little sun, I definitely don’t want to be cooked!

For moms and family’s I recommend Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen spray.  As an SPF70 product, it is ideal for small children and those with fair skin (and they also have SPF30 if you prefer something with less protection).  The product is also water resistant and is #1 dermatologist recommended.

First Aid Products


First aid items are also a must!  Even if you don’t have kids who go out and get boo-boos, we still have the adults to consider.  With the summer weather comes plenty of yard work and outdoor repair and DIY projects, and the occasionally ouchie!  For this, we need plenty of Band-Aid bandages and Neosporin.  I never put a Band-Aid on a cut or a burn without first applying a little Neosporin.  It speeds your healing and can also help to prevent scarring.  And I love the Band-Aid brand because their bandages actually stay on, even if you’re working or playing.

With these products on hand and just a few others to buy, we are almost ready for summer!  How about you?  What are some of your health and beauty must-haves for the summer time?



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