Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety

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Here is the South, it totally skipped Spring and wend straight into SUMMER.  Although it looks like Springs, with all the foliage coming back bright green, it’s HOT, but that is what it’s like about 10 months out of the year {sigh}.  This does mean that we are ahead of other part of the country, in enjoying the outdoors…whether it be gardening or entertaining.  We’ve received some awesome products from several companies, that make our outdoor activities more pleasant and safer!

First up – Let’s talk SAFETY!  Outdoor entertaining often means bar-b-ques.  Any time there is fire, there is the risk of, well…FIRE.  The Mini Fire Fighter is perfect to have at the ready, at home OR on the go! It’s size makes it easy to store just about anywhere, and it’s so lightweight anyone can use it. It’s a 4 in 1 Fire Stopper, good to use on Wood, Gasoline, Electrical or Oils and Fats.


  • Non Toxic
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Easy to Store
  • 4 Year Shelf Life

Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety

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Now, let’s talk about another kind of safety – OUR SKIN! Those rays from the sun can do some nasty damage, so protection is key.  A good sun screen is essential. Block Island Organics has literally got you covered! “Safe, quality, and lovable non-toxic suncare and skin care products so you too can get outside and play.”

Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety


  • Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
  • Organic Revitalizing Night Cream
  • Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser

Block Island Organics mission is to give everyone access to safe, effective, and lovable non-toxic suncare and skin care products. We believe in living outside and enjoying the sun and not hiding from it. With a little sun knowledge, the right sunscreen, and healthy skin care from day to night everyone can live our mantra: “Play Smart, Play Safe”.

Learn More and Connect with Block Island Organics:  Website |Facebook | Twitter

Outdoors means BUGS.  Here is Louisiana, it’s said that our State Bird isn’t actually the Pelican, but the MOSQUITO. Many (probably most) insect repellents are filled with harmful chemicals, but with ZIKA Virus and other mosquito and bug born diseases, it’s important to eliminate exposure.  Thanks to BugBand With Geraniol, you can safely repel:

Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Gnats
  • No-See-Ums
  • Fleas
  • More

Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety

According to laboratory and field studies by the University of Florida in Gainesville, Geraniol, the naturally-derived active ingredient in BugBand Insect Repellent, has been proven effective in repelling a wide variety of insects, including mosquitoes, house flies, stable flies, horn flies, fire ants, fleas, gnats, dog ticks, lone star ticks, and no-see-ums. This means that BugBand GERANIOL Insect Repellent makes a great naturally-derived alternative to DEET insect repellents.

Learn More and Connect With BugBand: Website | Facebook

Okie Dokie – what else happens when Spring has Sprung?  ALLERGIES!  I’ve just discovered Olbas Inhalers and wow – do they ever work GREAT.

Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety


  • Power To Breathe – Naturally!
  • Original Swiss Essential Oil Formula makes nasal passages feel cleaner.
  • Lessens Effects of Low Humidity
  • Penetrating Vapors With Rapid Action
  • Helps You Endure Seasonal Discomfort

Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety


Natural Olbas vapors provide a pleasant, refreshing, and cooling sensation to your nasal passages. Especially beneficial during times of seasonal discomfort, low humidity and other unwelcome nasal encounters. Fast-acting, penetrating vapors provide an immediate, fresh, clean feeling in the nose, sinuses and lungs.

For muscle pain, coughs and sore throat, congestion…Olbas Herbal Remedies work great.  I use the inhaler at night before bed, and it really helps me to breath easier!

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16 thoughts on “Outdoor Entertaining and Spring/Summer Safety

  • I live in the South also and the weather has been crazy. These all sound like great products. Mosquitoes are bad here so I really want to check out BugBand.

  • I’m getting ready to move to FLorida. I can use all of the products especially the Bug Band and Block Island sunscreen.

  • I love the mini fire-fighter. Such an important piece of home owner’s life. Any party has a sense of safety and more joy. Focus on activities, rather than worry! It’s a must-have.

  • I need to be better about protecting my skin from the sun. I would love to use the Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.

  • Love that Mini Firefighter! Perfect for outdoor grilling and in the kitchen!

  • I live in Florida so I know firsthand about bugs, sun and allergies. I’ve put Bug Island, Olbas and Block Island on my shopping list so my family can enjoy being outside this spring and summer. They all sound like great products and am looking forward to trying them.

  • The mosquitos in Ohio are CRAZY! I’m betting the BugBand With Geranio would be really helpful for me and my family. The ZIKA virus really scares me.

  • The olbas herbal remedy sounds like it could help my soar muscles! And its natural to boot!

  • I would love to try the Block Island Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30. My face sometimes gets red just from driving and I think this moisturizing would help protect me from the sun while keeping my face from drying out.

  • It still feels like winter this weekend in Oklahoma. So cold we had a freeze warning!

    I’m going to look for that mini fire fighter. We have a regular fire extinguisher that I’ve used and it’s kind of awkward and wieldy.

  • I’m actually up north, and the weather has been totally freaky this year.

    First – fire safety is a MUST! Have a fire extinguisher handy outdoors, in your vehicle, and in your home. Make sure everyone knows how to use it.

    Secondly – SUNSCREEN!! I had skin cancer right in the center of my nose a few years ago, and they had to take off some cartilage to get it all. Because of that, there’s a 1/2 inch “ditch” there, that looks awful. Ladies, PLEASE wear sunscreen, not only will it save your looks, it will save your life!!!!!!!!

  • I have such a huge issue with sunscreen.
    Living in florida and very active outdoors..need it but don’t use it because everything I try burns my skin and eyes..even baby formulas.

  • I must try that inhaler. I bet it works miracles on easing headachepain, too!

  • I’ve never heard of the Mini Firefighter. It would be great to have outside when grilling.

  • These are all great products, but the mini fire fighter is a must have. I definitely need to buy a couple of them.

  • My daughter graduates high school in June. We are having a cookout for family and friends. I have never heard of mini fire fighter but I am definitely going to get it. I always have more fun when i don’t have to worry as much, and being prepared just in case means less worry. Yay summer!!


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