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Little Miss (or Mr.) Sunshine

Little Miss (or Mr.) Sunshine

Summer means the sun sets later in the day, exposing your little ones to more sun than usual. Want to know how to treat a sunburn the natural way, what their desk should never be by, how to make sunscreen application fun, and whether clothes block UV? Read on to find out!

Busting Summer Sun Myths

Busting Summer Sun Myths

Do I Need Sun Protection If I Have Darker Skin?

Yes! People with darker skin produce more of a pigment called melanin, which does offer some natural protection against UV radiation. However, this protection is minimal, and even with darker skin, you can still get sunburned, and you can develop skin cancer from UV damage.

Does Clothing Block UV Rays?

Not really. Different types of material offer different levels of protection, depending on the type of material, but nothing is completely effective,...


Our Mission

Our Mission

Here at Araya, we are committed to sustainability. Our mission is to reduce the amount of waste involved in online shopping by repurposing used boxes for all of our shipping. With that goal in mind, all of our packages are not recycled but reused, meaning they are getting a second lease on life when they arrive at your doorstep! Even our packing tape is made from eco-friendly kraft paper, which means the box is actually recyclable, unlike most packaging tape! 

With the surge of e-commerce, there has never been so many boxes shipped out on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. E-commerce...


The ABC's of UVs

The ABC's of UVs

Do you know your UVs? The sun emits 3 types of UV rays, and each damage the skin in different ways. Learning how each one works can help you to protect your skin. If you are looking to prevent aging, block UVA rays. If you are worried about skin cancer and burning, protect against UVB rays. For both, chose Araya!

 UVA rays are the longest wavelengths and account for approximately 95 per cent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface. They can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and are the culprits behind the break down of important skin proteins,...