Staying Safe & Rejuvenating Your Soul This Summer with Alba Botanica

By Lauren Harmon - Sunday, May 24, 2020

 This post is sponsored by Alba Botanica but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Life has been extra interesting lately, adjusting to the new normal in Florida has been a whirlwind. I'm sure it feels somewhat similarly everywhere, in some ways. We all are learning and adapting. Here in Clearwater, Florida, now that beaches and many businesses are opening up again, it really feels as though life is "starting again", which is so refreshing and almost inspiring.

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Don't get me wrong, we've still been practicing social distancing and embracing the convenience of Walmart grocery delivery. It's a werid, in-between stage for us Floridians right now - it's all so new, yet all very much still the same... and that's so nice and oddly comforting.

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As we were in the midst of the chaos, other than our dear family, one of the things I looked forward to seeing again the most was the ocean. So we knew we had to take a little drive to the beach once it opened and we finally had the chance to sneak away earlier this week.




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It was beyond rejuvenating to feel the salty air and let the cool ocean water hit our feet. I embraced every second playing tag and giggling with my sweet baby girl as we soaked up the sun... it truly was just what my soul needed and it was done safely, with plenty of space for everyone to share a little slice of tropical paradise. This is what life is all about, in my opinion. Life is meant for moments with your people, in a place of peace and contentment.

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Which got me thinking, we should probably be spending more time outdoors, cherishing the time with each other, and less time tuned in - not just in this strange time of ending quarantine, but for the rest of our lives.

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I mean, since Delainey came into our lives, we've always kind of had this type of mindset anyways, but this time spent in reflection over the last few months was a good reminder that we truly need to cherish our time together and embrace life and the great outdoors.

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With that said, spending time outdoors means we are exposed to some harmful stuff... and I'm not talking about germs or viruses, either. As we all know, the sun is so powerful and in some ways can be beautifully healing, but it also is super strong down here in Florida. Our UV index is usually through the roof, and in turn, I'm constantly applying sunscreen to my little family to try and keep our bodies and our skin as healthy as possible.


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This likely isn't a surprise, but I don't just buy and apply any sunscreen... because frankly, they aren't all made the same. I'm truly pretty dang picky since sunscreen is a product we use ALL THE TIME. We've always preferred all-natural sunscreen, but once we tried Alba Botanica there truly is nothing that compared.


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I mean, it's hard to compete with a sunscreen that is all-natural, organic, vegetarian, reef-safe, and affordable... and did I mention, I just stocked up on all our favorite Alba Botanica Sunscreens via Walmart.com?

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It was so easy to order -  I decided we needed to go to the beach, then realized we were running low on sunscreen, so I clicked on over to Walmart, did a few click-a-roos, added the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Clear Spray Sunscreen to my cart, as well as 4 other amazing Alba Botanica sunscreens, submitted my order, and drifted off to sleep. Shockingly, my order arrived the very next morning. I'm talking less than 12 hours after I placed my order, either Walmart.com has upped their delivery capabilities or the Sun Gods were looking out, because fate was on my side and we had the most epic stash of sunscreen to prove it.

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Why do I love Alba Botanica so much? Let's look past the obvious, I adore the fact that it's all natural and environmentally friendly... and we'll start with the amazing smell. From the fruity amazing-ness of the Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen for Kids to the delicious scent of coconut from the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Clear Spray Sunscreen, I'm just gaga over their sunscreen.



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Not only does it smell amazing, I also love the fact that it goes on smooth - which is HUGE when trying to apply sunscreen to a wiggly, excited kiddo. The lotions are creamy and rub in quickly and the spray sunscreens like the Alba Botanica Sensitive Fragrance Free Clear Spray Sunscreen go on easily and evenly, just what we need for sun-soaked beach days.


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We don't just use Alba Botanica at the beach, though... it's something I always have in our "adventuring" satchel and we usually apply a quick layer before heading out to explore anywhere. Whether we are hiking in the nature parks or trekking into "the great unknown" that is our backyard, I love knowing that I'm keeping our skin healthy and protected with Alba Botanica. Want to try it for yourself? Add Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Clear Spray Sunscreen SPF 50 or maybe the Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Kids SPF 45 to your next Walmart order!


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Beyond sunscreen, this summer I'll be trying to keep our family safe and healthy, while still exploring and learning together. How do you plan to spend your summer?

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16 comments

  1. There are several experimental tests that can measure sunscreens' ability to block UVA. natural sunscreen

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  2. That sunscreen looks like a great choice as the weather warms up. I have got to get some at walmart and use enough for the whole family.

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  3. Another post just recommended them so now I’m definitely curious! I’ll have to try it once we run out.

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  4. I will have to try this out! We go through lots of sunscreen in Texas.

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  5. It’s finally summer here in New England and I totally need some of their products for our beach visits.

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  6. Thank you for sharing, I am looking for a new sunscreen to try for the summertime, next time Im at Walmart I will definitely go and check out Alba Botanica Sunscreen products.

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  7. Summer is now upon us. My kids will need more sunscreen as we plan to spend more time outdoors this year. I'll definitely check it out.

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  8. My whole family has a delicate skin and we'll definitely need these products. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This sounds like a really amazing brand. Looking forward to trying this.

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  10. We all need to make sure we stay safe in the sun and this sounds like a wonderful sunscreen for the whole family.

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  11. Our summer plans have drastically changed! However, my family and I are going to keep it safe yet fun with outdoor activities, such as hiking.

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  12. I love the fragrances of the Alba Botanica products too. I'm glad you're staying safe and still getting to enjoy the beach.

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  13. Looks like a great and safe product to us for summer. I would love to try them.

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  14. Looks like great and safe product for summer. Will use it while we going to beach.

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  15. Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, we just changed our summer plans. Good for you and your family you will still enjoy the summer and get sunscreen protection too

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  16. Never heard of this brand before but sounds like a wonderful sunscreen to beat the Summer heat. I'll check it out!

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