This post is sponsored by Green Sisterhood but the opinion is of my own.
Sun protection is no joke – especially when you have a paler than pale 5-year-old and a hairless dog. That’s right – even my American Hairless Terrier needs protection for his favorite activity – laying in the sun.
But chemical sunscreens can be just as troublesome as unprotected sun exposure. Studies have shown that many of these chemicals have adverse effects on the human body and on the environment. The chemicals in conventional sunscreens are absorbed into the body, and, according to the Environmental Working Group, the common chemical sunscreens have varying levels of toxicity. Endocrine disrupting chemical sunscreens including Oxybenzone have been increasingly linked to early puberty in girls, low sperm count and male infertility, and an increase in hormone-related cancers in both men and women. The chemical has been shown to mimic and alter reproductive hormones and is linked to endometriosis.
Add to that the fragrance found in conventional sunscreens, a compound of hundreds of chemicals, many of which are parabens and phthalates, which have been shown to be toxic to reproductive and organ systems.
I’ve tried a wide variety of natural mineral sunscreens over the years, and it’s often a struggle with thick white creams that leave you looking like you’ve been dipped in paint. So ever since I discovered safe sunscreen Goddess Garden a few years ago, I have not stopped raving and recommending it to friends.
In 2004, Nova Covington created her first “Goddess Garden” product for her daughter Paige (cool name!), the inspiration for Goddess Garden. As an infant, Paige was allergic to most body care products because of her sensitive skin. Nova soon discovered that most body care products contain hundreds of questionable chemicals. Without any effective, natural alternatives available, Nova began to formulate a line of safe and sensitive products that she felt confident using on her daughters. Now, Goddess Garden has become the fastest growing natural sunscreen brand in the U.S.
All of Goddess Garden’s products are certified organic, using only zinc and titanium as active ingredients. And best of all, they offer the only all mineral sunscreen in a continuous spray! And Goddess Garden goes on sheer making it a pleasure to apply.
Here are some more cool things to know about Goddess Garden:
Giveaway: Goddess Garden is giving away 1 Oz Everyday Sunscreen tubes to the first 100 people and 500 sample sachets thereafter. Offer is good while supply last.
Readers can also use the discount code #SunSafeGoddess for 20% off online, good from May 19th through July 30th!