15 Jul '14
Posted by Amy Beaith in 2014, Alberta, canadian made, edmonton, Environmental Working Group, harmful ingredients, natural, natural sunscreen, non-toxic, Organic Consumers Association, skincare, Sunscreen, Uncategorized, zinc oxide
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
- 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!