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Our Story

Stream2Sea was founded in 2015 in Wauchula, FL after a dive trip in Palau made CEO & Founder Autumn Blum realize that the products we put on our bodies have many ingredients that could be highly toxic to our fragile aquatic ecosystem and even to us. Today, Stream2Sea is the only mineral based sunscreen on the planet that’s been tested and proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae, and has passed the stringent HEL Labs Protect Land + Sea certification.
Stream2Sea is a dynamic, fast-growing personal-care company committed to making a difference. We are adventurers: scuba divers, white-water rafters, trail blazers & kayakers. We are fly fishers, tree huggers, water babies, and sun worshippers. We are scientists, chemists, environmentalists, and passionate individuals and we live near reefs, streams, lakes, and oceans. We know that the products we use on a daily basis can and does impact our environment, and that together… we could do better!

Stream2Sea products do not contain any ingredients known or suspected to harm our blue planet. We have the ONLY products in the world tested and proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae.

Mission Statement

At the heart of each member of the Stream2Sea team is an obsessive drive for discovery and love for nature. Scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, hiking, camping, skiing… these are all a necessary part of our regular day-to-day living. We have carefully considered the ingredients commonly used to make skincare products, while taking into account the effects they can have on our bodies and on our planet. We knew we could do better, so we did.

Our Founder

Our woman-owned, Florida-based manufacturing facility delivers everything from mineral-based sunscreen, to shark-free squalene, to plant-based, chemical free sanitizers. Stream2Sea products do not contain any ingredients known or suspected to harm our blue planet. We have the ONLY products in the world tested and proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae.

Our founder and formulator, Autumn Blum, is a renowned entrepeneur, chemist, ingredient aficionado, and life-long ocean-advocate. Ms. Blum has testified before Congress, influencing notable bans on toxic ingredients in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Virgin Islands, and other worldwide tourist destinations negatively impacted by chemical-based personal care products.

Our Products

In addition to being tested and proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae, our formulas are good for you! All of our formulas are enriched with our proprietary and potent antioxidant-rich blend of: wakame seaweed, aloe vera, tulsi (holy basil), green tea, and olive leaf that protect and nourish from head to toe. As the focus of our mission, we actively avoid known endocrine disruptors and chemical ingredients that impact our water ecosystems and cause bodily harm to our adventurous consumers and their families.

All of our products are biodegradable and available in either recyclable sugar cane resin packaging or PCR plastic (from recycled milk jugs). We make serious skin-care products for serious adventures!

Our Customers

Our customers are adventurers from all walks of life. They are surfers, fishers, mountain bikers, tree house builders, day hikers and lounge-chair seekers. They are looking for products that offer serious protection, perform brilliantly, while also being consciously formulated, tested and proven safe for you, safe for your family, safe for our waters, and safe for our planet. Our customers know that: “Together, we can do better!”

Our mission is to supply outdoor lovers with products that work great, keep them feeling good and healthy, and give them confidence they are supporting a safe, sustainable, and science-based company.

Our Team

Autumn

Aqua Warrior; CEO & Formulator

Autumn Blum is an entrepreneur, cosmetic chemist, scuba diver, animal advocate and ocean warrior. She grew up in Sarasota, FL and graduated from Eckerd College with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and environmental geology. After spending 15 years as a cosmetic chemist formulating products for the natural products industry, she noticed a sunscreen slick coming off a group of snorkelers while diving in Palau. She observed with increasing frustration the divers and crew bathing on deck after every dive – the soap, sunscreen and conditioner residues washing right overboard into these pristine waters with some of the most beautiful reefs in the world. As a cosmetic chemist, she knew that we could do better for our oceans, reefs, and ourselves. She came home from the trip determined to create a performance-based product line that would be safe for us and for our waters. In 2015, she launched Stream2Sea. Now, she continues to work harder than ever to create new Aqua Warriors to help spread our message. When Autumn’s not in the water or talking about protecting it, she enjoys spending time with her life partner John, their 6 dogs, 11 ducks, and 65 chickens. If you ever come by the warehouse, you will most likely leave with not only sunscreen, but a dozen eggs as well.

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Mike

Executive Vice President

Mike was raised in Hawaii, mostly in the water. Now living in Idaho with his family, Mike enjoys any and all outdoor activities. He came out of retirement to join the Stream2Sea team. After spending … years recovering from environmental toxicities, Mike is passionate about protecting the babies and oceans from unsafe personal care ingredients.

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John

President of Operations
John was retired from a life as a helicopter pilot and military diver when he met Autumn on a dive boat in Key Largo.  John and Autumn were diving in Palau together when they noticed the fateful sunscreen oil slick coming off a group of snorkelers, and have been together since. Passionate about protecting our waters,  has helped scale our operations, from setting up Autumn’s lab in the barn, to streamlining 2000 pound batches and high speed tube filling in our FDA regulated facility.  When not in production, you can often find John hanging out with his chickens and dogs, or having fun on a dive boat anywhere in the world.

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Faith

Director of Operations

Faith has been involved in the Natural Products Industry for the past 20+ years as she believes in taking care of ourselves and the environment.

When she is not working you can find her swimming in the gulf of Mexico, snorkeling with the manatees, or floating on the water. It is her true happy place!

 

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Chewy & Max

Office Puppies

Autumn’s dogs Chewy and Max keep us entertained in the office. They are the sweetest dogs and love to be hugged!

Kate

Director of Business Development
Kate is always busy trying to get Stream2Sea products into the hands of EVERY person on the planet, through whatever means possible. Her almost 20 years in the natural products industry have instilled a deep appreciation for herbal ingredients and an understanding of the fragility of Mother Nature. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking anything and everything from scratch, raising chickens, and rescuing dogs.

Vicki

Writer/Editor

Vicki is, without doubt, the least adventurous of the Stream2Sea family but she’s just as passionate about protecting our planet. She’s a seventh-generation Conch from Key West who grew up playing in pristine waters off the Florida Keys. A journalist by profession, she specializes in “translating” complex scientific documents into readable — and actionable — reports. For fun, she rescues senior Shar-Pei and grows food for people, pollinators and caterpillars.

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John

Webmaster & Graphics Designer

John (prefers to be known as J.R.) is in charge of making things beautiful at Stream2Sea. He has a hand in everything design, from packaging to website. When he isn’t busy working, he likes to escape to nature where he recharges with his wife and daughter. Fun fact: He has visited over 25 National Parks and it is his life’s mission to visit all 61 National Parks in the USA.

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Leslie

Account Executive

Leslie is the ultimate mother – of her children and our planet. She never passes up an opportunity to play on the waves as a paddleboarder or beneath them as an avid scuba diver. Leslie is an animal rescuer, ocean warrior, and real life mermaid. Stream2Sea’s mission is close to her heart since she grew up in Texas, playing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and fortunately still gets to call them home in Florida.

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Cat

Senior Account Executive

Cat’s immense love for the calmness created when the ocean kisses the shore, piqued a desire to find ways to protect our waters and beautiful aquatic life. To be a part of a team of equally ocean obsessed warriors would only make perfect sense. Cat is Wauchula FL. born and Miami FL. grown. In her spare time, you will find her traveling, snorkeling, volunteering at local Nursing Homes and petting any animal that can’t run faster than she can. (I bet you just pictured her chasing a raccoon with treats). Ocean, Tacos, Animal lover, and office prankster Cat. 😉

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