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Where can i get organic sunscreen that is cheap?
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:57 PM
By definition sunscreen can't be organic.
It is made from zinc.
Zinc is a mineral.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:58 PM
You cannot buy organic sunscreen because sunscreen can not be organic. Best you can do is a "sensitive" one.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:00 PM
Come now, Countrymel. I'm sure dirt makes a great sunscreen. Or slices of organic apple stuck to you with a thick slathering of manuka honey.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:04 PM
Well... zinc is the 24th most abundant element in the earth's crust so slathering yourself in dirt isn't as silly as you think!
Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:10 PM
who didnt know that.
Sorry edit to say i was meant to say WHO WOULD KNOW THAT!
Edited by *melrose*, 12 January 2013 - 10:17 PM.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:13 PM
I buy my sunscreen on GroceryRun OP as it's cheaper, you need to do a bigger order thought to make the shipping or $11 (I think) worthwhile. I thought they did have an 'organic' one, can't find it now though
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:20 PM
We have tried the natural sunscreens, but they are harder to apply, greasier and cost more. I would still use them on very young children though.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:27 PM
When we went to Mexico a few years ago we had to use natural (no chemical) sunscreen when we went snorkeling on the reef. That is the only time we have really looked at what is in it.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:29 PM
There was an aticle in the age recently that natural sunscreens unless you are using zinc just aren't as good as chemical sunscreens at reflecting the sun.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:38 PM
We have used soleo organic and it was fine for preventing sunburn, but you have to knead it a bit before applying and it is fairly greasy. I'm sure it is better not to be rubbing all those chemicals into young skin, but we have gone back to standard sunscreen and just try to use it only if really required.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:50 PM
Wotnots is good.
We use the Bananaboat Mineral Protect. Even on mine and my kids extremely sensitive skin, its fine, and its much, much cheaper than the organic brands. Usually in supermarkets.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:20 PM
I'm still laughing at 'organic' and 'cheap' being used in the same sentence
It WAS a joke, right?
BTW, zinc is an element not a mineral but is a constituent of many common minerals like sphalerite
Also, even though it's the 20-somethingth most common element to earth, it's still only found in trace amounts.
So now that I have you all going is shall go and do some dishes like a good little woman
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:39 PM
There is a table in this paper that lists the SPF of different oils - although I'm not sure on the accuracy of the data - I didn't read it. I just remembered a friend had posted on FB about it.
Paper on SPF of herbal oils
None of those listed have a very high index but my friend states that wheatgerm oil has an SPF of 20 and carrot seed oil of 38-40
Same friend also posted this linkHomemade sunscreen SPF "around" 20
Edited by mibi, 14 January 2013 - 11:43 PM.
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