Sun-Safe Summer Essentials

June 21, 2018

Safer ways to protect your skin

When you love the water, chances are you’re exposed to a lot of sunshine. While some exposure is healthy, we all know too much can do harm. We’ve partnered with US-based company Free Fly to offer a variety of UPF items to keep your skin safe as you play on the water! UPF rating is similar to the SPF rating used for sunscreen products. Our new UPF collection is rated at 50+ which means that 1/50th (or 2%) of harmful UVA/UVB rays are transmitted. A typical white cotton t-shirt is rated at UPF 5.


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SPF - Suggested brands

  • Badger - Great sport sunscreen. Simple, safe, and natural ingredients.
  • Raw Elements - The versatile answer to the conscious consumer. 100% natural and sets the standards for even the toughest critics.
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Mosquito Bites & Sunburn

Mosquito bites
  • Rub essential oils on the bites; tea tree, lavender, and coconut oils
  • Lemon or lime juice on the affected area
Sunburns Or pick up an organic solution from Natural Tone Organic Skincare or Coola.

5-Minute Lip Balm

This 3 ingredient lip balm will save you from peeling and overly chapped lips.
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • Approx. 12 drops essential oil
  1. Melt coconut oil and beeswax in a pourable glass measuring cup in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Add essential oil and pour into empty lip balm tubes or pots.
Recipe from The Seasoned Mom

Lake Day Packing List

Being organized and prepared makes days on the boat or the beach easier. Be sure to download our packing list to save yourself some of the stress and make more time for relaxing and enjoying the sun.

Bloody Mary Recipe

Any relaxing day by the water isn't complete without a Bloody Mary bar. Find our favorite recipe here.


While you're out on the water, bring along the summer tunes with our 2018 Summer Playlist.
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