Organic sunscreen is the safest, all natural choice when it comes to protecting your family from the sun’s harmful rays.
Chemical sunscreens contain one or more of the following ingredients:
•Oxybenzone – an endocrine disruptor that may reduce sperm count in men and may contribute to endometriosis in women. Oxybenzone was in 70% of the non-mineral sunscreens evaluated by the EWG for this year’s above-referenced guide.
•Octinoxate – may lead to reproductive and developmental toxicity. It is a hormone disruptor and may produce estrogen-like effects. It can also affect the thyroid as well as cause behavioral alterations.
•Homosalate – may disrupt estrogen, androgen, and progesterone.
•Avobenzone – Unstable in sunshine and must be mixed with stabilizers. Breakdown product causes relatively high rates of skin allergies.
Octisalate and octocrylene are two other harmful chemicals that may be found in chemical sunscreens.
Why Use Pickle Stew Organic Sunscreen
Non-nano Zinc Oxide provides the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB reflector approved for use as a sunscreen by the Food and Drug Administration. Zinc oxide is EWG’s first choice for sun protection. It is stable in sunlight and can provide greater protection from UVA rays than titanium oxide or any other sunscreen chemical approved in the U.S. (Schlossman 2005). Years ago, zinc oxide sunscreens, often seen on lifeguards’ noses, were famously white and chalky. Today, sunscreen makers use zinc oxide nanoparticles to formulate lotions with less white tint. When applied in a lotion or cream, non-nano Zinc Oxide is not absorbed into the skin. It sits on top of the skin and reflects both UVA and UVB light. Because it is not absorbed into the skin, it doesn’t irritate or cause allergic reactions.
At Pickle Stew, our homemade sunscreen contains only natural ingredients with an SPF of their own. Since our formula is all natural and has not been formally tested by any regulatory organization, I cannot estimate or make any claims to the final combined SPF. I can state that it works for me and my family (including young children). The SPF for each ingredient used is as follows:
•Organic, Raw, Unrefined Shea Butter SPF of 6-10
•Organic, Cold-pressed Coconut Oil SPF 4-10
•Organic Sweet Almond Oil SPF 5 – 8
•Non-Nano Zinc Oxide – contains 20% offering an SPF of at least 30.
These oils combined with organic non-nano Zinc Oxide make the perfect all-natural sunscreen that is safe for you and your family. Many have asked if it appears white due to the Zinc Oxide. It is white when applied, but it does not remain white as you rub it on.
As with all sunscreens, it does need re-applied every two hours or so, more often with water play.
Available in jars, handheld discs, or roll-up sticks, it can be purchased here. It will also be available at The Sanctuary located at The Starving Artist in Bridgeport, WV on Monday, May 1st, 2017!
Protect your and your family’s skin naturally. Easy enough for children to apply.
THIS CREAM IS ALSO FANTASTIC FOR ECZEMA OR PSORIASIS!
Pickle Stew, its owner and/or representatives are not responsible for any misuse of this product.
This listing is for one (1) 2.5 oz. sunscreen stick. Available in coconut or unscented.
If you prefer the sunscreen discs, you will get four (4) discs for the same price. If no preference is given in the notes section, you will receive a Sunscreen Stick.
Keep container out of direct sunlight as it will become melt and become mushy. If this occurs, place it in the refrigerator until firm. I keep it in the cooler or an insulated bag when outside.