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NEW Natural Bug Spray and Sunscreen

Don’t forget the bug spray and sunscreen before you venture outdoors! Here are some of the best, new natural picks!

NEW Intelligent Nutrient Bug Spray
This same great formula has a new look and name and is USDA certified organic. It is a personal perfume skillfully crafted to attract humans while at the same time repel biting, stinging, scourging insects.  This 100% DEET free, formula lets you, your family and pets live and play in and outdoors in a gentle, safe, non-toxic and organic way. Unlike other certified organic repellents that may contain as little as 5% active ingredients, this amazing serum formula contains 100% active ingredients.

NEW Badger Balm Rose Face Sunscreen
It can be difficult to find a great sunscreen for your face! Lightweight and easy to apply, this new daily face sunscreen lotion provides excellent broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays with non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide, the safest and most effective single mineral active ingredient. Plus, it smells and feels great with Damascus Rose, Chamomile, and Lavender to soothe, refresh, and revitalize delicate skin.

NEW Mineral SPF 30 Daydream Makeup Primer
COOLA Daydream™ SPF 30 mineral primer is a weightless, multitasking best friend for radiant-looking skin and makeup all day long. The silky smooth formula shields your skin with their signature Plant Protection® and mineral broad spectrum SPF 30, while a bouquet of Honeysuckle, White Lily and Iris Stem Cells instantly enhances overall skin quality.

NEW Goddess Garden After Sun Repair System
This amazing system offers a simple day/night routine, complete with serums, cleansers, creams and a daily SPF/makeup primer. All products are synergistically designed to enhance each other. The morning serum moisturizes skin and makes it easier to apply mineral sunscreen. Mineral sunscreen protects and is gentle on the skin. The French clay cleanser just as gently lifts away mineral sunscreen and makeup once the day is done. The serums hydrate and send nutrients deep into your skin, while the creams provide the instant effects that motivate long-term results.

 

Gear Up with the Best Natural Sunscreen

As the weather heats up, it’s important to protect yourself from the hot rays so that you can best enjoy the season. Here are some of the best options to help you make the most of the great outdoors! Many people are confused about natural sunscreen after hearing recent reports about how some of them might not offer good protection. Here are some options that have a track record for great results,  all while focusing on using more pure ingredients!

Badger Sunscreen
It’s difficult to find the right sunscreen for your face! Badger has become a trusted name for natural sun protection. Their NEW Damascus Rose SPF 25 Face Sunscreen Lotion
with Lavender & Chamomile boasts an improved formula with higher SPF and mild rose fragrance. It’s non-greasy and easy to apply with a light essential oil fragrance from Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile. It’s great for all skin types – lab approved non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. Most importantly, it offers broad spectrum protection from UVA & UVB rays with safe mineral Zinc Oxide AND is cruelty-free and safe for coral reefs and other marine ecosystems.

Coola Sunscreen
Coola loves making sunscreens that people want to wear. They offer Classic Sunscreens formulated with Plant Protection®, that allow them  to achieve high levels of UV protections with fewer potentially irritating actives. These formulas boast 70%+ certified organic ingredients and are designed specifically for the face, body, and rigorous demands of sport! They also offer mineral sunscreens for those seeking  mineral-focused protection. Make sure to check out their COOLA Mineral Liplux® with SPF 30 that adds a hint of natural color while protecting, nourishing and conditioning your lips.

Goddess Garden Sunscreen
Goddess Garden is a Colorado Company featuring products made with plant-based ingredients and natural minerals to provide powerful broad-spectrum sun protection. With its sheer, non-greasy application, this certified organic, reef safe, and biodegradable sunscreen is good for you and the world around you. Products have UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 30 coverage through a synergistic combination of naturally occurring zinc and titanium. No synthetic chemical sunscreens are ever used. Products also feature nourishing plant-based ingredients including red raspberry, coconut oil, and green tea to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and protected.

NEW Goddess Garden After Sun Repair System
Fight the effects of the sun even more with The NEW Goddess Garden Sun Repair System that offers a simple day/night routine, complete with serums, cleansers, creams and a daily SPF/makeup primer. All products are synergistically designed to enhance each other. The morning serum moisturizes skin and makes it easier to apply mineral sunscreen. Mineral sunscreen protects and is gentle on the skin. The French clay cleanser just as gently lifts away mineral sunscreen and makeup once the day is done. The serums hydrate and send nutrients deep into your skin, while the creams provide the instant effects that motivate long-term results.

Natural Sunscreen and Bug Spray

Excited to get outside and enjoy the nice weather? Make this season even more enjoyable by stocking up on sunscreen and bug spray that utilize more natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Goddess Gardens Organics
Goddess Gardens Organics skincare and sunscreen products will fit into any lifestyle. They think that everyone deserves to spend more time outdoors so they offer a full range of all natural sunscreen products so you can enjoy some rays and shine on. Created by a mom for her daughter, their products are free of chemical sunscreens, biodegradable and sheer. www.goddessgarden.com

Coola Organic Suncare
Coola is at the cutting-edge when it comes to innovative sunscreen products. To this end, they just introduced the first 70%+ certified organic SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. A weightless, matte finish mist protects the sensitive skin of your face while keeping your makeup looking fresh all day. This highly advanced formula includes both Cucumber and Aloe Vera Extracts to help soothe and refresh skin; and Hyaluronic Acid, known to bind moisture and help soften, tone and rehydrate skin. They also offer a beyond-cool, vet recommended Pet Sunscreen Spray. Make sure to check it out for your furry friends!

Buzz Away Extreme
This family friendly formula utilizes powerful essential oils like geranium and citronella to keep bugs away for about four hours. It is a deet-free solution that helps to repel mosquitoes, black flies and ticks so that you can enjoy your outdoor activities without pesky intruders.www.quantumhealth.com/productgroups/itchandbite.html

Burt’s Bees All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent
Burt’s Bees is committed to sourcing effective natural ingredients for their wide range of products. Their potent All Natural Herbal Insect Repellent is made with lemongrass, citronella and rosemary oils to help keep bugs at bay.

Please note: On the Daybreak TV Segment Chelsea mentioned that she also likes to bring a Deet Sunscreen with her when she is camping in addition to a natural option just to make sure that she is protected. While we advocate using natural as much as possible, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits when choosing any product. Since bugs can carry serious viruses, in heavy conditions sometimes a non-natural solution like sunsect might be your best bet. In general, the Natural Products Network likes to advocate an integrative, non-judgmental approach to natural living. 

Skin cancer on the rise because of sunscreen?

You might want to think twice before putting on traditional sunscreen this summer. Evidence has been mounting over the years that traditional sunscreen is actually bad for you and can do more harm than good.

The controversy started in 1991 when Professor Johan Moan of the Norwegian Cancer Institute found that melanoma in Norway had increased by 350 percent for men and by 440 percent for women between 1957 to 1984 despite the fact that there had been no change in the ozone layer during that time.  Since that landmark study was released, experts including Drs. Cedric and Frank Garland of the University of California have argued that sunscreen does not prevent skin cancer—but rather can actually cause it.

One of the biggest problems experts have found with chemical sunscreen is that it blocks skin from absorbing essential Vitamin D, a nutrient that the body desperately needs—get this—to help prevent cancer.  Also chemical sunscreens contain an array of artificial fragrances, chemical colors, fillers and stabilizers that are readily absorbed into the skin and can negatively impact the body.

For instance, most chemical sunscreens contain benzphenone, which has demonstrated an ability to increase the production of harmful free radicals and even negatively impact DNA cells. And don’t think that this nasty stuff just passes through your body. A study showed that after individuals applied sunscreen containing 4% benzophenone-3, it was found in their urine five days later.

So what can you do? If you are going out in the sun, opt for a natural sunscreen! Natural Sunscreens utilize high quality all-natural and organic ingredients to offer consumers an effective alternative to chemical sunscreens. Also, talk to your health care professional about the role Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 play in your overall health. This will help you determine whether or not you are getting enough of this powerful nutrient. Want to learn more ways to protect your skin? Check out our favorite natural acne treatments.