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Reef Safe Sunscreen Protection for Spring Break Fun & Sun!

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Reef Safe Sunscreen Protection for Spring Break Fun & Sun!

 It's Spring-break and I am rolling down A1A in my SUV after my swim watching the hundreds of palm trees on the avenue blow in the soft warm breeze. Barges and boats float on a beautifully inviting turquoise ocean that seems to go on for eternity. As the breeze rushes in from my rolled down windows it washes through my long brown hair I catch myself smiling in a hypnotic relaxed gaze. The calm ocean colors mixed with the blue sky subdue any stress I have encountered today and once again, I reach my Zen. Ahhh, so this is Florida.  It's...

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Blue Journey

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After realizing how important is it to pay attention to the environment, I decided to step up and get certified so I could help gather information for research scientists. I fell in love with the Cenotes when my husband and I took a trip to Mexico. Dipping into the crystal clear waters there surrounded by the living beauty of caves and caverns in the forests was like a time capsule into the past before commercial buildings crowded everything. It was quiet and peaceful. I feared it would change soon. I felt like the waters of the world needed to be...

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What Have You Done For Me Lately? - The Ocean

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I have been getting more and more fascinated and involved with ocean conservation and coral reef research. I am also learning how I can help to save endangered or near endangered fish species. I am in training right now to become an Underwater Naturalist and Master Scuba Diver. So far, I have learned quite a bit and am enjoying scuba diving experiences and training with and around aquatic life. I will admit glowingly, this is one of the most exciting endeavors I have ever embarked upon. At Me and a Tree Inc, we decided we wanted to go beyond our...

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Summer, Sunscreens & Eco Living in South Florida With Me & a Tree Skincare

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Summer, Sunscreens & Eco Living in South Florida With Me & a Tree Skincare

Boy-o-boy! I can't wait to get into the South Florida water to go snorkeling. Not however, before putting on my eco-friendly biodegradable vegan Me and a Tree sunscreen 30 minutes before entering the water though. Yes, timing is very important. Did you know that most sunscreens wash off into the water because people put them on right before they enter the water? Seems appropriate, doesn't it? Surprise! Guess what? That will get ya burnt in no time! When I tested out my formulation for our Me and a Tree Reef Safe Sunscreen while skin diving in Mexico last summer, I learned about...

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