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President and Congress Agree on Something: Sunscreen Innovation on the Way

by kelly / January, 21 2015 01:30
Here's some exciting news in the world of sunscreen and a small win for sun protection! Recently President Obama signed the Sunscreen Innovation Act into law after it was approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. The law will allow the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to approve new sunscreen ingredients more quickly. [More]

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Did you Know Plants Make Their own Sunscreen? - What That Might Mean for You

by kelly / January, 14 2015 01:30
We love the sun at Block Island Organics but we are all about playing smart and safe in the sun. The sun is powerful, protection from it is important and there are numerous studies proving that sunscreen prevents skin cancer and skin aging. In our latest suncare smarts series we discuss a new study that reveals plants make their own "sunscreen". Yes even plants need protection from the sun just like you and me. [More]

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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward - New Year's Resolutions 2015

by Will / December, 31 2014 01:30
Last year we put forth our New Year's Resolutions for 2014. This year we want to look back and see how we did plus add some new ones. I know, this doesn't have a lot to do with suncare, but we think it's just fun! How about you? We'd love to know what you've been up to and what you have planned for 2015. It's going to be a great year! [More]

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Save 30% on Suncare Products - Holiday Sale 2014!

by Will / December, 4 2014 01:30
We know holiday season can be stressful. That's why we're sending you big savings! Take 30% off all our suncare products now through January 5th, 2015. That's both sunscreens and sunburn relief gel. So instead of doing the mad dash, let your mouse do the shopping. After all, shouldn't life be a beach? [More]

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Save 50% on Suncare Products Black Friday Through Cyber Monday

by Will / November, 27 2014 01:30
It's time for our Black Friday sale! In fact, we love this time of year so much we're running the sale through Cyber Monday (12/1/14). So if you're looking for sun care products our 50% off sale is a great deal. Plus, shopping with us you'll avoid the crazy crowds. Sit back, relax and take advantage of our biggest sale yet. Savings are just a click away. [More]

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Outdoor Life: 6 Unique Heart Pumping Winter Activities

by kelly / November, 19 2014 01:30
Winter is almost here in New England and while half of me wants to stay indoors all season, I know there are a ton of cold weather activities that will get me excited. They just require a little bit more clothing, sunscreen (yes you need sunscreen even in the winter) and some hot cocoa. Everyone knows the usual winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and ice skating - all are awesome and snowboarding is one of my favorites. But what if you want something off the beaten path? [More]

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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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