I remember reading an article years ago that stated something to the fact that the dangers of sunscreen far out way the dangers of the sun. Sadly, both chemical sunscreen and the sun can cause cancer due to the harmful chemicals added and the strong rays of the sun. I thought that was a pretty profound statement to make. It wasn’t until years later and lot of research, that I got it. The chemicals that are put in sunscreen get absorbed in our bodies through our bodies largest organ, the skin. The skin absorbs everything we put on it, so why are cosmetic companies filling them with toxic chemicals? They are cheap.
With more and more people using sunscreen, and sunscreen with a high SPF (50+), why does the incidence of skin cancer continue to rise? It makes you wonder if the use of chemical sunscreens actually do not protect us from melanoma and might actually increase the risk of its occurrence!
Vitamin D deficiency is also on the rise and I am one who happened to be deficient! SPF 15 blocks 99% of the suns rays ability to provide Vitamin D for our body! We must get sunshine daily to prevent cancer, heart disease, and depression and getting outside in the sunshine will also give you a natural energy boost!
I truly believe in the suns natural medicine. I don’t cover my kids in sunscreen before we leave the house. I let them get a daily dose of natural Vitamin D daily outside… for their health! However I am also all for anti-aging. I do not want my kids or myself to have leathery skin when we are older! I protect my face. I wear a hat when I am outside for extended periods of time (I wish my boys would wear them!) and we will wear natural sunscreen. Here are some fantastic brands of natural sunscreens that are safe for you your family…
1. Badger Sunscreen– Organic, Safe and has a variety of options for the whole family!
2.John Masters Organics – Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, 2 fl oz liquid – Only offered in SPF 30. High quality, but costly.
3.Seventh Generation Sunscreen– A great brand, but also only comes in SPF 30.
4.Aubrey Sunscreen– This one has a fantastic spray bottle available for those hard to reach places!
5.Honest Natural Sunscreen– Available in SPF 30 only.
IF YOU WANT TO SAVE A BUCK… OR FIVE… MAKE YOUR OWN!
I just ran out of my favorite brand of natural sunscreen so I thought I would make my own! I happened to have all the right ingredients since I already make my own natural diaper cream and body butter, so it was simple to make! The key is always having the ingredients on hand! Try my latest recipe! I added links to Amazon to make it easy to find the ingredients 🙂
Homemade Natural Sunscreen
- 1/2 cup of Sweet Almond oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup BEESWAX PELLETS
- 3 Tbs Zinc Oxide Powder which is SPF 30 (more can be added)
- 1 tspNatural Vitamin E Oil
- 2 TbsRaw Shea Butter(natural SPF 4 protection)
- 10 drops of essential oilsof choice (optional)
- 4 oz mason jars
Although we need sun protection, some sun exposure is good for your health. So make sure to get out there enjoy some natural light stay away from those toxic and chemically filled sunscreens! Do your loved ones a favor and spread the word by sharing this post! Help protect the health of those you care most about!
Do you have a favorite Natural Screen that I missed? Share below! WE LOVE FEEDBACK!