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Discovering Block Island: The Island Gets Its Own Quarter!

by Will / August, 9 2017 01:30
The Nature Conservancy calls Block Island “one of the last 12 great places in the Western Hemisphere.” With 17 miles of gorgeous beach – be sure to bring your sunscreen - and almost half the island protected for wildlife, Block Island goes to great lengths to guard its beautiful environment. It’s no wonder the United States Mint decided to make the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge part of their America the Beautiful Quarters Program. [More]

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Most States Ban Sunscreen in Schools – Did You Know?

by Will / March, 15 2017 01:30
A little known fact, all sunscreens (or sunblocks if you call them that) are considered over-the-counter (OTC) drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This has many consequences. One is that in almost all states sunscreen can’t be given to students. Interesting right? Read on… [More]

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5 Tips for a Healthy New Year – The CDC’s Expert Recs

by kelly / January, 3 2017 01:30
Hello to 2017 and Happy New Year everyone! A new year gives us the opportunity to reevaluate and start fresh. To help you - and us! - kick off this New Year right, we've got some great healthy living tips. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read a Sunscreen Label

by kelly / June, 15 2016 01:30
One question I am asked all the time is - how do I make sure I’m buying the right sunscreen? The answer comes down to understanding sunscreen labels. With a little knowledge you can be sure you are buying the right ingredients and protection for your needs. Here's the break down. [More]

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May 2016 is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

by kelly / May, 4 2016 01:30
Happy May everyone. It also just so happens that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month and as part of our on-going suncare smart series here are some awesome resources, tools and info to help you stay sun safe this summer and everyday. [More]

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Top 5 Sun Protection Tips

by kelly / April, 27 2016 01:30
Fun in the sun is taking off now with the warmer weather. We love the sun here at Block Island Organics but we also love playing smart and playing safe in the sun (hey that also happens to be our tagline!). So this week I'm here to give you a quick hit list of five great sun protection tips. [More]

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Sunscreen vs. Sunblock - There’s A Difference

by kelly / April, 20 2016 01:30
The temps are heating up across the country so this week we are going back to the sunscreen basics. I'm going to do a quick 101 on the difference between sunscreen vs. sunblock. Yes there actually is a difference between the two even though almost everyone uses the two words interchangeably. [More]

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The History of Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 6 2016 01:30
Sunscreen dates all the way back to the Egyptians. Can you believe it? Granted sunblock was very different back then. However one thing remained the same over thousands of years, the purpose of sunscreen - to protect the skin from the sun. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read Those Tricky Skin Care Ingredient Labels

by kelly / February, 24 2016 01:30
Have you ever read a personal care product label and been unable to pronounce half the words in the ingredients section? I'm pretty sure we've all been there. So how do you know what it all means? Well, in this week's installment of our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to explain how to decipher these pesky ingredient labels. [More]

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Ingredients Truths: Artificial Dyes – Green Light or Red Flag?

by kelly / February, 17 2016 01:30
Life is better in color. Now I would say that's true for many things except when it comes to artificial dyes. In this post, as part of our on-going Ingredient Truths series, we'll break down why brighter isn't always better. [More]

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