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Sunny Travels: The Fam Hits Hawaii!

by kelly / February, 25 2015 01:30
Last week Will and I took a romantic Valentine's trip to Maui, Hawaii with Will's sister and his dad. Hahaha! Ok so it was more like a family vacation that happened to cross over on Valentine's Day. It actually was a great time - filled with sun, sand, surf and of course sunblock! And I must say it timed perfectly against the zero degree temps on the East Coast. Check out some of the highlights from our trip. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: Fragrance, Why Something That Smells Good Isn't Always Good For You

by kelly / February, 18 2015 01:30
A few weeks ago we began our "Ingredient Truths" series and talked about parabens. In my post on parabens I mentioned that parabens could be hidden within the ingredient "fragrance" (aka "parfum"). This week I wanted to provide more information on this ingredient for you - what is Fragrance, should you be concerned and how do you look out for it. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: What's The Story With Parabens, Should I Be Concerned?

by kelly / January, 28 2015 01:30
We believe ingredients matter at Block Island Organics and we want to be open and honest about what goes into our products. We also believe in educating consumers about suncare, sun protection and healthy living in general. As part of our commitment to building a safe brand that you can trust we'll be doing an on-going series on ingredients. We'll break down what these ingredients do, what they mean for you and any concerns. This week we'll be talking about parabens. [More]

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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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Sunny Travels: Holidays with Family

by kelly / January, 7 2015 01:30
Will and I are back from our whirlwind holiday travels. We hit up three families, ate lots of food and perfected our tennis game (not really but we got to play tennis after a three year hiatus from the sport). Luckily our travels were within the tri-state area and we were happy to spend quality time with our families. [More]

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Happy Holidays from Block Island Organics

by kelly / December, 24 2014 01:30
Happy Holidays from all of us at Block Island Organics! We hope you have a great time this holiday season with your family and friends. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa! We wish you all the best and look forward to a great new year together. [More]

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12 Fun Facts For The Holidays

by kelly / December, 17 2014 01:30
Happy Holidays from Block Island Organics! We hope you're enjoying this holiday season and aren't too stressed about all the shopping. Speaking of gifts, did you know on average people expect 12 gifts during the holidays? Plus, since the average person spends $861 on gifts that's $71.75 per gift! Holy Santa Claus, we really do love to lavish each other in gifts. Those and more interesting facts down below will make you the smartest person at your holiday party. So relax, sit back, have some eggnog and check out our holiday infographic. [More]

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Sunny Travels: Thanksgiving in New York

by kelly / December, 3 2014 01:30
Are you all still stuffed from Thanksgiving? I still am - I've been eating leftovers for four days straight! But then that's the beauty of Thanksgiving, lots of food, family and friends (oh and shopping if you braved the Black Friday sales). This year Will and I spent Thanksgiving at my parent's house. My sister, my nieces and my brother-in-law stayed with my parents as well. Needless to say it was a full house. [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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