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    Palau bans a large number sunscreens to protect the reefs

    Palau bans a large number sunscreens to protect the reefs
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    The tiny Republic of Palau just banned a large number of sunscreens in an effort to help protect the precious coral reefs that have become synonymous with this beautiful island...

    The New After-Sun Routine

    The New After-Sun Routine
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    Aloe vera has traditionally been the go-to after-sun routine, especially when a sunburn is involved. What you may not realize is that a lot of the aloe products on the...

    Protect Your Color with Sal Masekela

    Protect Your Color with Sal Masekela
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    It's a dangerous misconception that people of color do not need sun protection. The sad fact is more people of color diagnosed with skin cancer die from the disease than...

    Meet the all-new MANDA Organic Sun Creme and Organic Paw Paw Salve

    Meet the all-new MANDA Organic Sun Creme and Organic Paw Paw Salve
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    Thanks to the positive and honest feedback from our customers, we are now expanding our offering with two new products, MANDA Organic Sun Creme, and MANDA Organic Paw Paw Salve!...

    Pioneering the future of plant based packaging

    Pioneering the future of plant based packaging
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    We are proud to announce that our Organic Paw Paw Salve and Organic Sun Creme both come in a unique bio-plastic tube that is derived from sugarcane.

    Benefits of Papaya (Paw Paw)

    Benefits of Papaya (Paw Paw)
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    You can't be called the "Tree of Life" if you don't have some special powers. Luckily for papaya or paw paw as our friends in Australia call it, this nutrient-rich fruit is...

    The Mysterious Life of Coral Reefs

    The Mysterious Life of Coral Reefs
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    In this article, we dive into the lesser known lives of coral reefs - what they are, how they come into being, and why they are so important to the health of our planet.

    Oxybenzone & Octinoxate: The sunscreen active ingredients that harm more than protect.

    Oxybenzone & Octinoxate: The sunscreen active ingredients that harm more than protect.
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    It’s that white goop that rubs in clear to protect us from the sun: chemical sunscreenSeemingly a genius in a tube, this white lotion promises to be invisible on skin and protect our skin from aging and sun damage. But does it?

    Mason Ho in Snapt3 Preloaded

    Mason Ho in Snapt3 Preloaded
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    Is there a more entertaining surfer at the moment than Mason Ho? We think not.

    MANDA Welcomes Mason Ho as Brand Ambassador

    MANDA Welcomes Mason Ho as Brand Ambassador
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    Encinitas, Calif. (May 11, 2017) – MANDA, an organic personal care company, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hawaiian professional surfer Mason Ho. The 28-year-old is the first ambassador to join forces with the young brand. “As someone who spends a lot of...

    MANDA’s Top Benefits of Cacao

    MANDA’s Top Benefits of Cacao
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    Raw cacao is made by cold-pressing un-roasted cacao beans, a process that preserves its living enzymes. Cacao (not to be confused with cocoa) is loaded with antioxidants and amazing skin-friendly vitamins and minerals. We’ve formulated this tasty super food into our Organic Sun Paste because...

    MANDA Organic Sun Paste is now available on The Grommet

    MANDA Organic Sun Paste is now available on The Grommet
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    We are very excited to announce that today is launch day on TheGrommet.com! The Grommet receives tens of thousands of applicants each year but only selects 3% of them to be on their website. We are honored to be in that 3%!

    Get To Know MANDA Organic Sun Paste

    Get To Know MANDA Organic Sun Paste
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    MANDA Organic Sun Paste is not like those white lotions you are used to that rub into your skin, burn your eyes, and smell like fake coconut. Our SPF 50 sun paste is made with eight all natural, food grade ingredients, six of which are...

    6 Tips for Starting an All-Natural Skin Care Regime

    6 Tips for Starting an All-Natural Skin Care Regime
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    In the scope of today’s skin care landscape, going the all-natural route can be challenging and expensive. As informed consumers, we typically know what (and what not) to use on our skin, but committing to an all-natural skin care routine doesn’t happen overnight.

    MANDA’s Top Recommended Foods for Sun Protection

    MANDA’s Top Recommended Foods for Sun Protection
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    In a previous blog Let Food Be Thy Medicine, we discussed the importance of nourishing our bodies from the inside out. We all know that we are what we eat, especially when it comes to our skin!  While the ingredients in MANDA organic sun paste...

    MANDA’s Top 5 Benefits of Shea Butter

    MANDA’s Top 5 Benefits of Shea Butter
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    Shea butter, a natural skin superfood found in the fruit of the Shea tree, has been used in Africa as a skin moisturizer and wrinkle reducer for centuries.

    Let Food be thy Medicine

    Let Food be thy Medicine
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    We all recognize the notable words from Hippocrates, who said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” It’s easy to make the connection to food and our health, as what we put into our bodies is a reflection of our overall health....

    MANDA’s Roadmap to Sunny San Diego Days

    MANDA’s Roadmap to Sunny San Diego Days
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    A life full of play and adventure seeking is a rich life. As natives to the beautiful environment of San Diego County, we seek to enrich our days with inspiring, sun-filled passions and pastimes. Whether you’re here on a brief escape or seeking to become...

    Grow Your Own Garden

    Grow Your Own Garden
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    Spring is here, and there’s no better time to dig in and start growing your own garden. At MANDA, we believe that taking simple measures towards positive change can improve our health, local community, and environment.

    Think Globally Act Locally

    Think Globally Act Locally
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    Reaping The Seeds We Sow We all know that supporting our local business owner or entrepreneur has a positive and empowering effect on the community. Whether it’s the neighborhood kids running a lemonade stand on a sunny Saturday, a new start-up in town or your...

    Top 5 Benefits of Cocoa Butter

    Top 5 Benefits of Cocoa Butter
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    Cocoa butter is an extremely healing, natural product that works wonders for nourishing the skin. That’s why it’s one MANDA Organic Sun Paste’s essential ingredients. While cocoa butter has tons of amazing health benefits, we’re breaking down our top 5 benefits of cocoa butter for...

    Little-Known Skin Cancer Hot Spots

    Little-Known Skin Cancer Hot Spots
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    According to the American Cancer Society, about 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year in about 3.3 million Americans. While some of the high risk areas to develop skin cancer on the body aren’t surprising, there are a few places...

    Top 6 Benefits of Beeswax

    Top 6 Benefits of Beeswax
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    Organic Beeswax is the emulsifier that brings MANDA Organic Sun Paste together. Produced by the noble worker bee, beeswax is the substance you’ll find lining the structure of the honeycomb. Bees are vital to the health of our ecosystem, as they are responsible for sustaining one-third of...

    Common Sunscreen Ingredients Linked To Infertility

    Common Sunscreen Ingredients Linked To Infertility
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    It’s no secret that fertility rates have been dropping worldwide. Many attribute these falling rates to the chemical-loaded health, beauty and cleaning products we use every day.

    MANDA is SPF 50 approved!

    MANDA is SPF 50 approved!
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    We’ve got great news here at MANDA: we’ve received an official SPF 50 rating!

    MANDA’s Top 5 Benefits of Coconut Oil

    MANDA’s Top 5 Benefits of Coconut Oil
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    The “superfood” revolution is here, and coconut oil is at the forefront. As one of the healthiest oils on earth, its unique combination of fatty acids has profound positive effects on our bodies. We’ve formulated this miracle ingredient into MANDA Organic Sun Paste for a...

    MANDA: Your Essential Sensitive Skin Sunscreen

    MANDA: Your Essential Sensitive Skin Sunscreen
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    If you have sensitive skin, applying sunscreen can be a love-hate relationship. You depend on it to protect you from sunburn and wrinkling, but you’re left with rashes and breakouts. The culprit? Most likely a harsh chemical ingredient you’ve never heard of and probably can’t...

    Benefits of Thanaka

    Benefits of Thanaka
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    In MANDA Organic Sun Paste, all of the ingredients used are pure and simple. We call them superfoods for the skin. While you’re probably familiar with most of our organic ingredient goodness (coconut oil, Shea butter, beeswax, cacao powder, cocoa butter, cinnamon oil and zinc...

    Thanaka’s Historical Roots

    Thanaka’s Historical Roots
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    For many travelers to Myanmar (formerly Burma), the most notable sight is not the exotic landscapes or temples but the yellowish paste found painted on the faces of Burmese women and children. Called thanaka, the paste is applied in circular patches, stripes or ornate leaf...

    Why Organic

    Why Organic
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    The word “organic” seems to be a trending mantra these days, but staying on the health train isn’t always easy.  As the majority of today’s food and personal care products (such as sunscreen) is produced by large corporations, following a self-sustainable regime can be a...

    Breaking Down Chemical Sunscreens

    Breaking Down Chemical Sunscreens
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    You’ve probably heard not to apply any product on your skin that you can’t eat. If you’re thinking that sounds crazy, remember that your skin is the body’s largest organ. That means any chemical (skincare or cosmetic product) you put on your skin seeps directly...

    Small Product, Big Change

    Small Product, Big Change
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    Keeping our body healthy requires work. Being that our skin is the body’s largest organ, we want to do our best to protect it, right? We all know that our relationship with food reflects our health from the inside out.

    Keep It Simple, Stupid

    Keep It Simple, Stupid
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    And in the wake of our technological addiction, we have lost sight of how effective nature is in solving many of our problems…and more importantly, how simple things CAN be.

    How chemical sunscreens are destroying coral reefs worldwide

    How chemical sunscreens are destroying coral reefs worldwide
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    According to research and a new report that was published in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology on Tuesday, chemical sunscreens containing the ingredient, Oxybenzone, are contributing to the destruction of our world’s coral reef systems. First, you must understand that each year, approximately 4,000 to 6,000...

    We Reached Our Kickstarter Goal

    We Reached Our Kickstarter Goal
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    Holy smokes! What a massive first week it has been!! We have exceeded our $20k Kickstarter goal in just under a week! So much gratitude for our powerful community!

    We’re live on Kickstarter!

    We’re live on Kickstarter!
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    We just launched our Kickstarter campaign! Please support and share!

    UVA vs UVB

    UVA vs UVB
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    Both UVA and UVB penetrate the atmosphere and play a key role in conditions such as premature skin aging, eye damage and skin cancers.

    Physical vs Chemical Sunscreens

    Physical vs Chemical Sunscreens
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    There are two types of sunscreens: chemical and physical. The most commonly used sunscreens are chemical. They contain compounds made in a laboratory and are typically clear, odorless and usually a bit runny. When applied, chemical sunscreens penetrate your skin, leaving no visual trace on...

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