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November Sale - 30% Off Sunscreen & Sunburn Relief Gel

by kelly / November, 10 2014 01:30
November is my favorite month of the year. Why? Well for one, Thanksgiving is in November and I'm all about family and food. I can't get enough of pumpkin pie during Thanksgiving. More importantly I love this month because my birthday is in November! So I want to pass my happiness onto you - from now through November 27th you can get 30% off our sunscreens and sunburn relief gel. No promo code is needed. [More]

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Fall Gardening Tips

by kelly / October, 8 2014 01:30
This week I got to talk to a very special lady, Holly. She's not only an expert gardener but the mother of our co-founder Will (and my mother in law). Holly keeps a tip top garden at her home in NY and has also built some beautiful gardens for a number of clients. She's always trying to teach Will about flowers but let's just say he's more interested in AstroTurf. Luckily I got to chat with her as I think gardening is a great way to get outdoors. Holly offered some quick and useful tips for gardening in the fall and year round that I thought would be great to share. Check out my conversation with her below. [More]

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Sunny Travels: Palm Springs, California

by kelly / September, 24 2014 01:30
Our Block Island Organics sunny travel adventures continued over Labor Day weekend with a trip to Palm Springs, California. Yes we packed in two trips at the end of the summer. I'm thankful that we got to experience another great destination although it was hot! The average temperature in Palm Springs in the summer is around 110 degrees. The heat is no joke! That's because Palm Springs is located in the desert within the Coachella Valley (yes where the famous music festival takes place that bears that same name) about 100+ miles east of Los Angeles. But we were able to still enjoy our time in Palm Springs and work around the weather. With our sunscreen packed, and you needed lots of it, we headed to sunny Palm Springs! [More]

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Fall Sunscreen Sale - 30% Off Storewide

by kelly / September, 17 2014 01:30
The leaves are colorful, the air is crisp and the kids are back to school - what does all this mean, it's finally fall! Yes summer is over but it means apple picking, pumpkin pie and Halloween are around the corner. In honor of fall, we are offering a 30% off sale! Why? Because wearing sunscreen is just as important in the fall as it is in the summer and we want to make it even easier for you to get sunscreen. Really you should be wearing sunscreen year-round. So every product - our sunscreens and sunburn relief gel - is 30% off now through October 30, 2014. [More]

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Sunny Travels: Miami Beach, St. Martin and Anguilla

by kelly / September, 3 2014 01:30
It's officially the end of summer. I know, it makes me sad as well. Of course just because the summer is over, doesn't mean you should stop wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen should be worn year round. Sorry for the plug, but you know I had to. Anyway, I hope you all got in some sunny travels this summer. We sure did at Block Island Organics. This summer Will and I got to attend the wedding of my college friend. It was a destination wedding in St. Martin, an island in the Caribbean. The wedding was amazing and the location beautiful. I also go to spend quality time reminiscing and bonding with my college friends, something we haven't all done together in about 10 years. [More]

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Labor Day 2014 Sunscreen Sale - 20% Off Storewide

by Will / August, 27 2014 01:30
We're ending the summer with a 20% off sale over Labor Day! That's right, every product - our sunscreens and sunburn relief gel - is 20% off now through September 2nd, 2014. Plus you don't need a promo code, the prices are already reflected on the site. Just add them to your cart and checkout. Or better yet, you can stack a code - like sunburn50 to get an additional 50% off the sunburn relief gel - on top of this sale. Happy Labor Day!!! [More]

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Summer Sunscreen Sale - 20% Off Storewide

by kelly / August, 12 2014 01:30
We are back with another great sale for the summer, save 20% storewide! You don't need a promo code, simply put the items in your cart as the sale price is already reflected on the site. [More]

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A Call to Action on Skin Cancer Prevention by the U.S. Surgeon General

by kelly / August, 6 2014 01:30
Here at Block Island Organics we are passionate about smart, fun and safe suncare. As part of that we want to spread the word on sun safety to as many people as possible. It's an important topic and recently even the acting U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, got behind the cause and released "The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent Skin Cancer". The document is a comprehensive 112 pages (don't worry, at the bottom of this article we have links to a few summaries) and as the title says a call to action for increased awareness, policies and research for preventing skin cancer. [More]

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Consumer Reports says Avoid Spray Sunscreens - FDA and EWG Agree

by Will / July, 30 2014 01:30
Spray sunscreens are popular these days. Just spray it on and go, right? Well not so fast says Consumer Reports. This advice actually echoes what other organizations and people like dermatologists, the Environmental Working Group and even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say. It also dovetails with our article from a few weeks ago "What Sunscreens to Avoid: Sprays and Powders". [More]

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Lululemon Stirs Up Sunscreen Controversy

by kelly / July, 23 2014 01:30
Lululemon is not a company to shy away from provocative statements. Nevertheless, I was surprised when they made a pretty bold statement about sunscreen. On their shopping bags, one of their new manifestos reads "sunscreen absorbed into the skin might be worse for you than sunshine. get the right amount of sunshine". In addition to their bags, this statement is on their website manifesto page. [More]

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