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How to Go Plastic Free With SunButter Zero-Waste Sunscreen

There’s never been a more important time to think about the future of our planet. In this article, we will discuss how amazing humanity can be, why it’s more essential than ever to look after our environment, and how we can change our habits to promote a more sustainable and zero-waste future, including reducing single-use plastic with products such as SunButter’s zero-waste sunscreen. Let’s Protect Our Planet!  As millions of people across the world have been compelled to close their doors and stay at home, many of us have spent the resulting free time ruminating over current events. Undoubtedly, these are unprecedented times and the coronavirus pandemic is a sobering reminder of how fragile humanity can be. In spite of...

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Australia: A Surfer’s Haven

“Out of the water, I am nothing” Duke Kahanamoku History of Surfing  It’s hard to envisage a time before surfing was popular in Australia, but believe it or not, this popular pastime hasn’t always been a part of Australian culture. In fact, surfing (as we know it) originated in the Polynesian islands and has only been practised in Australia since the last century. Surfing, otherwise known as wave sliding, was not just a recreational sport in the Polynesian islands. Instead, it was a very spiritual and cultural activity that, when performed well, gained its surfers status, power, and romantic conquests. Surfing was such an important part of their culture that Polynesians made offerings to the trees from which they made...

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Can Beekeeping be Sustainable?

A hotly debated topic, many people argue over whether or not it is sustainable to harvest honey and beeswax. In this article, we will cover the importance of bees, the devastating effects of commercial beekeeping, and how sustainable and natural beekeeping practices can help save these beautiful creatures from extinction. The Bee’s Knees In the 18th century, the expression “the bee’s knees” was used as a synonym for “small” or “unnoticeable”. Since the 1920s, the term was adopted by young people to describe something as being “amazing”. Although this was mostly just nonsense language (similar to “the cat’s pyjamas” and “the snake’s hips”), there is a lot of truth behind the phrase. Bee’s knees are pretty amazing!   The Importance...

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Friends of the Coral Reefs

Can We Save the Coral Reefs? Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the biggest coral reef system in the world and home to more than 1,500 species of fish. With roughly 900 islands and over 2,900 individual reefs, it is the only living organism you can see from space! Something that big may seem invincible, but it’s actually in immense danger. Climate change, rising sea temperatures, deforestation, agricultural run-off, coral mining, unsustainable tourism, over-fishing, and even the use of non-reef-safe sunscreen are all threatening its existence. Check out our blog to find out how our SunButter Sunscreen is safe for coral reefs And the Great Barrier Reef is not alone…according to UNESCO, if life continues as usual, then all 29 coral-containing...

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The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D With today’s widespread SunSmart health campaigns on safe and effective UV-blocking practices, it’s easy to forget that sunshine - in moderation - is good for us! Of course, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing and it’s important to remember that we need to take appropriate measures to protect ourselves against UV damage (skin cancer, sunburn, skin ageing, etc.). However, let’s remember that a little bit of sunshine is essential for our well-being. In this article, we want to emphasise the amazing benefits of vitamin D, otherwise known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”. Most importantly, we will address how to stay safe in the sun whilst reaping its many benefits. What is Vitamin D? Did you...

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