These past few months I’ve been hibernating from posting. Sorry fans, but what I’ve been up to I hope you will like! I’ve been researching and learning how to make a high quality, all natural sunscreen. Yes! It can be done. So far I’ve made 1 test batch and given it out to my volunteer human testers for review.
Sunscreen is one of those sought after products once sandals, shorts & t-shirt season arrives. But, the ingredients in most name brand products can leave you scratching your head thinking do i have to put this on my skin if I don’t want a sunburn? Yuck.
Wondering what brands on the market have a good rating and which ones to avoid? Check out the SkinDeep database and this info from the Organic Consumers Association for information. Not all sunscreens are alike.
- According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) annual report, two-thirds of sunscreen on the market either contain harmful ingredients, including cancer-causing oxybenzone, or do not provide sufficient protection. Learn how to avoid these products: http://orgcns.org/SvMKTS
What’s in my sunscreen? I will be continuing testing and developing my product this summer, but so far here is a teaser of what some of the ingredients are that you will find int my sunscreen: beeswax, organic fair-trade shea butter, calendula infused extra-virgin olive oil, vitamin E, and non-nano zinc oxide. It will have a SPF rating of about 25-30.
What makes my natural sunscreen superior?
- Calendula infused olive oil – Calendula is soothing and anti-inflammatory. oil makes a cream smooth and absorbs into the skin
- Zinc oxide – is a natural mineral. It is the active ingredient in the sunscreen and provides broad protection from UVA and UVB. It’s also fairly water repellent.
- Shea butter – is moisturizing and has a natural rating of about 6-10 SPF.
- Beeswax – excellent for skin repair and acts an a natural emulsifier in the cream holding all the ingredients together without separation, plus the smells is delicious!