I am sure you are reading this and thinking… “organic sunscreen…really??”
We are not hardcore organic people. We never used organic products before having a kid. However, having a kid appears to be enough to scare people (us) into using healthier products, haha!
The year our little girl was born, there were a TON of news stories going around about the woman who got cancer from using Johnson & Johnson products, and how there are harmful chemicals in most sunscreens, including big names we all have used in our lifetimes, I am sure.
After some research I learned that there really are only two types of sunscreens: chemical based, or mineral based. Chemical based would be all non-organic brands (ex: Banana Boat, Coppertone, etc.) so basically every brand I have EVER heard of. The main chemical you should try to avoid is oxybenzone, and is found in almost all non-organic, non-mineral sunscreens. A good organic sunscreen will use zinc oxide (a mineral) instead.
I was a little unsure of where to start my search for a new brand to use… basically all the normal sunscreens I know are out of the running! Looking into organic brands I was honestly not sure what to try first and worried about trying something and it not working. To make my fears worse, there was a lot of hype going around about the Honest Brand organic sunscreens not working, so we skipped that experiment and landed instantly on an organic product we were EXTREMELY happy with!!
Goddess Garden Organics was a TOTAL win for us! It is easy to find, and we were able to track it down at several grocery stores locally and online. We tried the lotion first, which we found to be VERY thick, and switched over to this spray and LOVED IT!
Yes, of course most importantly it is mineral based, and therefore much better for your health. Second, we have used this with our daughter and stayed out long days on beaches, other boating, and this little girl has never had even a blip of pink skin. The coverage is amazing and we have had no issues with burns at all (with proper application of course). The spray is very easy to apply evenly, even on a fidgety toddler!
So, Goddess Garden Organics sunscreen is my #1 choice for summer sunscreen for you and your littles this year!!
The best prices I found for Goddess Garden Sunscreens were on Amazon… check out these links below to shop (affiliate links)!
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For more information on harmful chemicals found in sunscreens, check out THIS LINK.