Finally a natural sunscreen that you can love, and that loves you too! The new and improved version of our sunscreen includes therapeutic grade essential oils for their capacity to love your skin, including lavender, melaleuca quinquenervia, carrot seed oil and helichrysum.
Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that may actually promote skin cancer growth. In fact, in the years since sunscreen use began, skin cancer rates have risen, and a 2007 document from the FDA stated that: “The FDA is not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer.” Many reports show that most sunscreens actually raise skin cancer risk.
A larger issue than sun exposure today is Vitamin D deficiency; lack of sun exposure can be a much bigger problem than too much exposure. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many types of cancers including the most deadly types of breast cancer. Lack of Vitamin D has also been linked to problems during pregnancy including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature labor, not to mention osteoporosis, mental health and many others
My recommendation is to get adequate daily exposure (approximately 20-60 min of unprotected sun), without getting close to the point of burning. Since most of us don’t work outside these days, it takes more effort to GET daily sun, than it does to avoid it.
The first defense, should you need to be out in the sun for prolonged periods, is to cover yourself with clothing, and or a hat.
In other words, this sunscreen is for OCCASIONAL use! It is designed to be better for your body than commercial versions, but isn’t designed for daily use. Our sunscreen CAN be a more natural alternative for really young children, those taking medication that increases the risk of sun burn, or those who burn very easily.
DISCLAIMER ***Many of the ingredients have a natural SPF, but because this is a natural recipe and has not been tested by any regulatory organization, Bedrock Living cannot make any claims or even guesses as to the combined SPF.***
The individual ingredients that are naturally SPF are:
- Coconut Oil- SPF 6-8
- Olive Oil SPF 6-8
- Avocado Oil SPF 15
- Zinc Oxide SPF 2-20 (depending on how much used)
- Carrot Seed Oil – SPF 35-40
As always check with your doctor or dermatologist before using any new products.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Coconut oil, Pure African Organic Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Organic Olive oil, Avocado Oil, Zinc Oxide Powder, Vitamin E Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Lavender, Melaleuca Quinquenervia and Helichrysum Essential oils.