Mosquito Warnings

Maybe you’ve heard about a concerted initiative to get mosquitoes under control in Florida and other states. Several strains of virus are associated with mosquito bites and people are right to be concerned. But what is someone to do if they do not want toyxic sprays loaded with chemical pesticides everywhere?

First, make sure there are no mosquito breeding grounds happening around your house. If there is a birdbath or other container that catches water, empty it daily. If there is a rain bucket, make sure it is screened to keep mosquito larvae from hatching in it. If you have plants in pots with a dish underneath make sure to remove the dish or water carefully so that standing water is not an issue. This way your own personal environment is not breeding the very pests you are trying to avoid.

Next, consider an insect repellant instead of an insecticide. The way this works is that the insect repellant is created out of essential oils that appeal to people but bugs don’t like them. So instead of mosquitoes biting you, they fly away. We all know someone who seems to be a mosquito magnet but other people that are not bothered by them. If the two people stand side by side, mosquitoes would all head towards one and not the other. A lot of that is based on scent. So by wearing something mosquitoes do not like to smell, they will avoid you.

Our all natural Bug Off Insect Repellent does just that. Mosquitoes don’t land because they don’t like the smells and yet the ingredients are purified water and organic essential oils that are pure and non-toxic so you can use them daily without worrying. You become the person who looks and smells just great but mosquitoes stay away! What could be a better solution than that? And because there are no chemical pesticides in our mosquito spray, you can use it on children to keep them safe! Enjoy the summer and don’t scratch a single bite!

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Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

Beach Organics Skin Care is made in NE Florida on the Space Coast so we know what the summer sun can do to the way you feel. You start out in the morning, fresh as a daisy, and then you find yourself dragging as the day wears on and gets hotter and more humid. It’s hard to stay in a good mood when you feel like a vegetable on a steam table. But there are some ways to beat the heat beside staying inside in the air conditioning and refusing to leave the building!

First, change your shower time. If you are used to taking a shower just before bedtime or first thing upon waking you may find that one simple change makes all the difference. Shower when you first get home. People who work in hot jobs automatically do this, they get in from a day of landscaping or other work in a hot environment and they step into a shower before they do anything else. You don’t have to spend the day swinging a weed-whacker for that system to work for you. It immediately perks you up and refreshes you so that you don’t drag yourself into the evening. You feel lighter, your mood is better, and you immediately have more energy.

Another tip is after bath, or shower, powder to keep yourself feeling dry and cool. Our organic body powder is the perfect finish to your shower on a hot day. It is 100% talc-free, made with organic and vegan corn starch and fine white clay. These gentle ingredients are more absorbent than talc and do not have the potential health issues associated with commercial talc. Our organic body powder is suitable for all skin types and comes in our exclusive fragrances to make your body powder a mini aromatherapy experience. Try the Beachcomber™, First Light™, Voyager™, Coastal Breeze™, or Atlantis™ fragrances and discover just how delicious keeping cool can be!

Ready to try our bath powders? Click here to learn more and to buy this great talc-free  powder!

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Blue Haired Ladies, Why Does That Happen?

They are almost a cliche, the old woman with white hair that has a blue rinse on it. That’s often done at great cost by her hair dresser but you always wonder, “Why?” The answer is simple – to cover yellowing. But have you wondered why hair yellows to begin with? The root of the problem is not that hard to find and there are several.

First, smoking. Women who smoke heavily often carry stains in hair, on teeth, on fingernails. When the hair is young and healthy, the yellow is masked by the color of the hair, but as it fades to white the yellow look of old parchment is revealed.

Second, unwanted ingredients in hair products. When you wash your hair with a typical commercial shampoo product it usually contains sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate. This is a foaming and degreasing agent used at car washes and found in industrial cleaning products that strips hair of oil. It is an irritant and is implicated in health issues. What else is it? It is an ester of sulphuric acid and sulphur is yellow. That’s right, when you use a shampoo containing SLS on your hair it contains an ester of sulphuric acid. Does that sound great? No, we don’t think so either.

Last, the amount of chlorine and / or chloramine in your local water can damage expensive hair color jobs giving platinum blonde hair a nice greenish highlight.

How can a woman avoid all of this? It is important to get serious about health and the purity of the elements your body is absorbing. Make sure your water is as pure as you are able to get it. Make sure your shampoo is created from good organic, vegan ingredients and does not contain parabens or any form of sodium lauryl sulfate. We love your hair whatever color it may be but blue is probably not what nature intended. Love your hair from the outside in! Try Beach Organics SLS-free shampoo today.

Summertime, Fun Time, Time to Smile

Yesterday was the official First Day of Summer, June 21st. Of course, Beach Organics Skin Care is manufactured in Cocoa Beach, Florida where it is officially summer 10 months out of the year. But there is something about the longest, sunniest day of the year that brings out the surfer, picnicker, sailor, kite-flyer, and beachcomber in all of us. It’s impossible to miss because of the smiles on everyone’s faces. Sun = better moods, happier times, less arguments, more weddings, less divorces. Of course, sun is also not so great for our skin.

You’ve heard it before but I’ll say it again, choose peak sun hours to stay indoors. The closer it is to noon, the more you should be inside. Tanning is not a good health choice, so embrace your paler self and play up makeup that complements pale skin and clothing choices that are colorful and happy. Wear a hat. Not just any hat, a hat with flair! Something with a wide brim (but breathable straw so your scalp doesn’t perspire) and a scarf or a big fabric flower! Throw a white cotton beach shirt over your upper arms and a loose peasant skirt over your sandal-shod feet. You are still cool and comfy, fashionable and dressed for summer, but you aren’t exposing much skin.

We wouldn’t be a skin care company if we did not have some products that are just made for summer:

  • Our wonderful sand removing powder to keep the beach sand out of your car and out from between your toes! Beachgoer Sand Away™!
  • Our SPF 15 and SPF 30 Paraben Free All Natural Sunscreen you can wear it all over with confidence knowing there are no chemical additives just good, natural, safe ingredients to protect your skin.
  • Our special After Sun lotion with Aloe. A perfect blend of Jojoba Oil, Mango Butter, Aloe Vera and other nourishing organic ingredients to bring hydration and support to your skin after a day outdoors.

Have a happy and splendid summer no matter how many months long it is! And remember to love your body from the outside in with Beach Organics products.

 

It’s a Breeze!

Don’t you love a good skin lotion? You take a brisk shower after a long day and then you smooth on some lotion and your skin feels so buttery and soft your senses are enchanted. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling. That’s why we made our signature line of Organic Body Lotions. We understand that feeling, and we want to contribute to your sense of being pampered and cared for!

So we created the body lotions and were true to our mission of only using certified organic ingredients – all pure and natural from start to finish. That’s very important in a body lotion because you typically apply it after a bath or shower when the pores of your skin are open. Then the lotion penetrates and sinks into the skin cells making them plumper and smoothing out dryness and wrinkles. When that happens, the ingredients of the body lotion are absorbed directly into the skin. Many lotions contain toxins like parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, fragrances or preservatives or just fillers and chemical extenders. Some of those have been implicated in women’s health issues. So the last thing we would want is anything like that sinking into your skin.

You would not trust us if we treated you like that, and we would not be maintaining true to our vision! So when you look at a luscious lotion like our Beach Organics Coastal Breeze™ Body Lotion, you are getting the purest ingredients possible. No animal products, no chemicals, just soothing aloe, lavender, chamomile, and coconut oil, plus Vitamins C and E. And it smells wonderful! Lemongrass, bergamot, geranium and clary sage lend Coastal Breeze Body Lotion a light, fresh, breezy scent that any woman will love. It’s the perfect end to your bath or shower, and the perfect lotion to trust on your skin. You’ll feel delicious all over!

If you’re ready to try Beach Organics Coastal Breeze Body Lotion click here!

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Salt Therapy for Smooth Beauty

Do you ever give yourself a spa day just for fun? If you work, have children, or other stressors in your life it can be hard to carve out the time for yourself. Sometimes, it is even hard to get the privacy or to think of your own needs after a long day of taking care of everyone else. But we can assure you that it is well worth your time if you do.

If you have not tried the therapeutic benefits of salt for your skin, now is the time. Our salts are made from 100% pure Dead Sea Salts mixed with other salts and our amazing essential oil blends. Take our Beachcomber™ Dead Sea Bath Salts. When you climb into a warm bath, get a little in the palm of your hand, and then gently rub down the length of your leg, you will be amazed at how wonderful your skin feels. The naturally exfoliating function of the coarse salt takes away all the rough skin cells and then smooths and soothes the skin so that it feels like silk. The special Beachcomber™ blend of lemongrass and vetiver make you smell luscious and the overall effect is one of pampering and luxury.

Don’t forget that all Beach Organics products are pure and natural so there are no fillers, preservatives, or other chemicals to be concerned about. Just nature’s true coarse salt and organic herbal essential oils without anything added that could harm you. Are you ready to try the Beachcomber Dead Sea Bath Salts? We think you will be thrilled with them. Order alone or with any of our Beachcomber brand products for your hair or bath. You’ll be glad you did – naturally! Click here to get more product information and to place an order online!

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Fresh, Fresh Shampoo!

People seem to be divided into two groups. Those who wash their hair at night before going to bed, and those that wash it in the shower in the morning. A lot depends on whether they are a morning person or a go-to-bed-at-midnight type. If you are a morning person you probably love the fresh feeling of a shower rinsing away the night’s sleepiness and leaving you alert and sparkling for the rest of the day.

There’s a shampoo in the Beach Organics line that I think is just right for the morning person. It’s the Beach Organics Voyager Shampoo and it is lightly scented with oils of citrus and mint which give it that bright, fresh scent for first thing in the morning. Lathering and working it through your hair you can almost feel the nourishing power of coconut oil, green tea, Vitamin E and aloe enrich your hair from the scalp to the very tip of each strand. And this wonderful shampoo contains no parabens and no SLS to strip your hair of natural oils. Just good cleansing ingredients that are certified organic, cruelty free, gluten free and good for the environment and your hair.

You can use Beach Organics Voyager Shampoo with a good conscience because the ingredients running down your drain are pure and natural. You can also use it with a big smile on your face because, in addition to feeling and smelling wonderful, your hair will be glossy and easy to manage. This luscious shampoo has everything you ever wanted in a hair product and nothing that’s bad for you! It’s mild enough to use on children and people with sensitive scalps. You get the best of these first-class ingredients:

  • Aloe-Leaf
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Tocopheral (Vitamin E)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Green Tea

And your hair will appreciate it! Give it a try today, you’ll be glad you did!

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This is the Dawning of the Age of…Caring?

Remember that song from the musical Hair “This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius?” You probably know the tune but not the words. The song basically said that everything was coming together in love and “the mind’s true revelations.” A lot of that didn’t really happen at that time, but it seems to be coming true today. In the midst of so much corporate double-speak and glib advertising, people are beginning to demand more from the companies they buy from. They are taking a look at not just what you make and how you make it but what the philosophy is behind it.

Citizens are rejecting the big chains and buying locally, with a grass roots result that is gratifying to see.

We are glad of that because we are a local company that employs local people and uses carefully chosen ingredients that fit our philosophy of how to do business. And we feel that it is good business to do business that way. We like being a part of a bigger movement in America where people think about what they eat and wear and buy. So it is with great pride that we tell you that Breast Cancer Action has added us to their list of cosmetics and skin care companies they consider safe to use because we have no parabens or phthalates in our products. What a nice acknowledgement from a respected source! Here is the Breast Cancer Action resource for consumers if you’d like to see it!

It’s just all part of getting the vegan and organic certifications and making sure our products are never tested on animals. If you do a good, conscientious business, you can be sure of sleeping well at night. And what does every beauty expert tell you? That a good nights sleep is the fastest way to a beautiful complexion! Thank you for reading our blog and using our products. We love our customers!

We’re Listening to You!

One of the wonderful things about being out and about in the public eye is that people feel comfortable approaching us and telling us their experiences. Those stories, anecdotes, and complaints about non-organic products get us thinking. They inspire us and encourage us to work to develop new products.

One thing we have heard over and over again is how much the products designed to remove makeup irritate skin and eyes. Our friends and customers report irritation and a growing unease at putting some of the less trustworthy chemicals like parabens and phthalates on their eyelids and faces. Others tell us that they use products like Vaseline but it leaves them feeling greasy instead of clean and fresh.

Our inspiration was to create an all natural makeup remover from all organic coconut oil, nourishing aloe vera, and a little olive oil. The result is a lightweight, organic makeup remover that works effectively to strip away the eyeshadow, mascara, foundation and eyeliner that is still on your eye at the end of the day. It works beautifully, it feels great, and it won’t irritate your eyes or your skin. Now there’s an idea!

We have tested the product and received some early reviews and we are delighted to announce that it is now “ready for prime time!” We are calling it “Strip it Off” and we’re offering it right here on our website.

If you’re ready to move away from harsh chemicals and greasy creams and lotions, and try an all-natural, certified organic solution to removing makeup, try Strip It Off today! No animal testing, no parabens, no harsh cleansers, no heavy oiliness. Just pure, natural goodness for your delicate face! Keep your pores unclogged and your skin clean and happy!  Buy Beach Organics Makeup Remover

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The Sun and Your Skin

As we move through Spring and towards Summer our thoughts naturally turn towards sun exposure. Countless studies have told us that sun exposure is bad for us and causes cancer but that is not the whole story. Our bodies were made to live in a world lit by the sun and some diseases and even cancers occur when we do not get enough sun. In part, that is because our bodies use the sun to manufacture Vitamin D. Additionally, the broad spectrum light of the sun acts as an anti-depressant for some people and can help people regulate their sleep cycles and their moods. Without the sun, we just aren’t happy or very healthy.

But, protecting our skin from the UVA and UVB rays is still very important. You can live a healthy life that includes outdoor activities as long as you protect your skin thoroughly. That’s why we created Beach Organics safe Sunscreen Lotion. Our lotion is non-allergenic and water-resistant as well as being broad spectrum to give you the most protection. It contains no gluten, animal products, parabens, preservatives, or fragrances. We use safe solids titanium oxide and zinc oxide to block the sun, and jojoba oil, coconut oil, and shea butter to protect your skin from windburn and drying.

Our sunscreen comes in SPF 15 and SPF 30 and is eco-friendly, reef-friendly, and bio-degradable. You can safely use it all over your body and on your face. It will not clog your pores or irritate your skin. Our products are never tested on animals.

Take Beach Organics luscious sunscreen lotion with built in moisturizers with you wherever you go for outdoor protection so you can enjoy the sun. Ready to buy?

You can purchase the SPF 15 or SPF 30 right here. And remember, it is certified organic and vegan so you know you can trust it for purity!

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