☀️Thank you @prettyorganicgirl for this awesome post! Perfect in celebration of #NationalSunscreenDay! 🙏
Great news! 🌺Hawaii is about to pass a ban to sell sunscreen with oxybenzone and octinoxate, responsible for bleaching coral reefs and stunt the growth of baby corals!
It is the first state in the U.S. to go in that direction and the world is watching! If it passes, it will be active by January 2021 and it will be protecting our oceans! 🐠
Until then, here is what you can do:
There are around 3,500 sun protections containing oxybenzone and octinoxate on the market worldwide. Watch for them, opt for a chemical-free, non-spray (spray can be inhaled) sunscreen instead, that is non-toxic. These chemical ingredients can be hormonal disruptors for you and could cause genetic damage to the marine organisms!🐙🐚
🌟The safest sunscreen is made with the natural mineral non-nano zinc dioxide (it protects you and it is biodegradable!) Like this one, made by @zebsorganics using only safe, reef-friendly, organic ingredients: organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, organic sunflower oil, non-nano zinc dioxide 8%. And the pink bottle has 30 SPF (non-nano zinc dioxide 12%) and sunflower instead of beeswax, so it is completely vegan!🍃 ☀️Both UVA and UVB protection, 80 minutes water resistance 💦
Amazingly easy to rub in, non-whitening (like other sunscreens I tried), alcohol-free, fragrance-free only a delicate 🥥 natural coconut scent! Making them my absolute favorite! You can find these eco-friendly sunscreen on their website zebsorganics.com ! (Remember to protect yourself with rash guard, clothing, hat, sunglasses, and find some shade for prolonged sun exposure) 🏝
On a night dive, your field of vision narrows to what can be illuminated by your dive light and other divers’ lights, so sometimes animals suddenly materialize out of the darkness, like this green sea turtle at Half Moon Caye Wall on Lighthouse Reef. My dive buddy that evening, Cesar (that’s him in the background) was looking at something else, so I think I may have been the only one to catch this turtle swimming by. #duuude#lookinfortheEAC#FindingNemoreference