Summer is almost here and I just cannot wait! As you all probably know, I live for long sunny days at the beach, hanging out with friends and soaking up some sun, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my summer essentials with you!

There are a few items on my list that I’m sure you already have — a chic pair of shades, a cute bikini, a trusted sunscreen, and a woven tote bag, for example — but there’s one must-have item that you may not have heard of before: Secret Freshies!

Made by deodorant brand Secret, Freshies are as functional as they are cute. Unlike traditional deodorant sticks, Freshies come in adorably compact shapes that are easy to carry wherever the day takes you.

I know I’ll often find myself enjoying the beach but getting warm and needing to refresh a little. Before, I had to carry around a bulky deodorant stick in my bag (if I even remembered to bring one). Now I can just toss a Freshies in my beach tote and easily use it when I need a touch up on a hot day.

And don’t let the size fool you—Freshies are small but mighty, packing the same refreshing punch as your standard deo stick. The “Chill Ocean” scent is my favorite, since it reminds me of seaside days no matter where I am, but I love all four of the Freshies scents. Plus, all the colors are so pretty. Finally, a deodorant that I don’t want to hide!

So this summer, along with your sunglasses and sunscreen, Freshies should be on your essentials checklist!

Click here to purchase your own Freshies at Walmart, and let me know in the comments below where you think you would use the product!

Thank you to Secret Deodorant for sponsoring this post.

lauren b