I am so excited that the chemical-free, organic sunscreen I have used with my family has also been recommended by one of my favorite healthy living blogs!
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In general, I don’t like to use sunscreen because it tends to be greasy and filled with chemicals. The natural sunscreens are so pricey that I don’t like to use them much either.
My sister introduced me to the Florida-based company Emerald Essentials several years ago. This company provides all-natural nutritional products and skincare with ingredients you can feel good about putting in and on your body.
There is currently a pop-up on the website that offers 15% off your first order when you provide your email address.
One product Emerald Essentials has is an organic, all-natural sunscreen that works well and doesn’t feel yucky when I apply it to me or my kids. I actually haven’t tried other natural sunscreens. I tried this brand because of a recommendation and I found that I liked, even when compared to the traditional, chemical filled sunscreens I have used.
The Sun-Lite sunscreen comes in just a 4 oz bottle, but the formula is thin. It spreads on easily and it doesn’t take a lot of the product to cover what you need.
I liked this sunscreen and I know the ingredients are better than typical sunscreens, but I didn’t know how it compared to other natural sunscreens. I also didn’t really want to try out a bunch of other sunscreens to find out for myself.
Katie from Kitchen Stewardship has a massive list of natural sunscreens she has reviewed over the years. What is great about Katie’s reviews is that she doesn’t just compare ingredients. She tests each sunscreen for usability on her own family to get a comprehensive review of how each will work for families.
Since I was curious about how the Releve organic sunscreen would rank in her testing, and she runs one of my favorite healthy living blogs, I emailed her to see if she would be willing to try this brand. She asked me to send her a bottle, and of course I did. This was in 2016.
It turned out she did like it compared to other natural sunscreens she has tested, and she listed it among her top sunscreen picks. That, combined with it’s rating of 1 by the EWG, makes me even more happy to use this sunscreen.
Below is a segment Katie did about sunscreen for a local Fox channel in Michigan.
To evaluate the ingredients in various sunscreens, you can visit the EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens.
To compare the usability of natural sunscreens, this site has the most comprehensive review of sunscreens I have even seen. Currently she has reviews of over 80 sunscreens she has tested.
Katie from Wellness Mama talks about how we may have gone too far in our quest to avoid too much sun exposure. She talks about the benefits of safe sun exposure, including the benefits of Vitamin D production that we get from the sun.