Is Your Sunscreen Giving You Cancer?
Most of the commercial sunscreens contain dangerous ingredients like Oxybenzone, Retinyl Palminate, Para amino benzoic acid, Octyl salicyclate, Cinoxate, Dioxybenzone, Phenylbenzimidazole, Homosalate, Menthyl anthranilate, Octocrylene, Methoxycinnamate, Parabens etc.
Most of those common ingredients can actually provoke cancer, create hormonal disruptions and many other health issues!
It is not widely known that natural oils do offer great SPF protection.
For example red raspberry seed oil is SPF 28-50, carrot seed oil SPF 38-40, wheat germ oil SPF 20, karanja (pongamia) oil SPF 20, hazelnut oil SPF 15 non-GMO soybean oil SPF 10.
Other oils, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil olive oil, macadamia oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, hempseed oil, and shea butter offer low SPF protection (SPF2-8).
Red Raspberry Seed Oil – The Sunscreen of Choice!
Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a great choice not only because of very high SPF but because it offers great protection from both UVA & UVB rays. The essential fatty acids and host of antioxidants in this oil are also great for skin.
Other Natural Oils As Ingredients To Your Sunscreen
Important to note is that aside from Red Raspberry Seed Oil, most other plant oils protect only against UVB rays and should be used as an addition to the Red Raspberry Seed Oiland not stand-alone.
- Carrot seed oil is an essential oil, so it has to be diluted in carrier oil anyway. It offers even greater protection than red raspberry seed oil.
- Wheatgerm oil is packed with Vitamin E, K, B, E, D and A. It is great for smoothing skin and provides a golden glow that looks natural. It improves the elasticity of your skin and helps protecting your skin against harmful effects of sun.
- Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, a naturally occurring antioxidant with soothing properties to not only moisturize the skin, but help to develop the golden tan.
- Hazelnut Oil is rich in Vitamin E and one of the most popular ingredients in natural tanning oils. It is one of the easily absorbed oils due to its high fatty acid content.
Look at the super fast Sunscreen DIY Recipe.
Which Natural Oil to Buy?
Since not all oils are created equal, the SPF can vary. Determining the exact SPF factor of an oil is not easy, especially given that natural oils oxidize (lose some of their medicinal properties) over time and when exposed to light.
Ensure that you are purchasing high quality oils from a recommended supplier and always do your own research.
A good Red Raspberry Seed Cold Pressed Oil can be found (Click here for EU link).
Look for a cold pressed, organic, non-diluted, non-refined high quality oil.
Some Safe Commercial Options
If you don’t have the time to do the home-made sunscreen and sun tanning oil here are few links where you can find some safe commercial alternatives.
If you don’t have the time to do the home made here is the link to the safe SPF 50 sunscreen
You can make your own, it will take you 30-40minutes. This is one of my favorite recipes: (see here).
If you are too busy, we can make it for you. Here is a link to UNDER THE SUN – 100% Organic Nourishing Sun Tanning Oil