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Month: March 2022

Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

On March 26th all of Hawaii comes together to celebrate the birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole – known as “the Citizen Prince” and “the Prince of the People”. Prince Kuhio Day was established in 1949 as Hawaii state holiday. Prince Kuhio is fondly remembered and celebrated for his role and persistent efforts towards carving a better life for the Hawaiian people. Prince Kuhio was born in 1871 on the island of Kauai. The sacred site of his birthing house…

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Safe Sunscreens for Hawaii and You: A Closer Look At Sun Protection

Safe Sunscreens for Hawaii and You: A Closer Look At Sun Protection

Heading to Hawaii for a much needed vacation? You will need to bring a safe sunscreen or to buy it locally to protect yourself from sunburn. Take note: Hawaii’s new sunscreen law bans sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate due to the bleaching effect of those ingredients on coral reefs. You can no longer buy sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate in Hawaii, and many sunscreen brands re-formulated their sunscreens to replace oxybenzone and octinoxate with other ingredients. While it’s very important to protect…

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