Did you know that there are studies out there proving that conventional sunscreens actually cause skin cancer? There are many chemicals in our body products that cause cancer. Scary. There are many things that one can do to protect from sunburn.
Something that people often forget is that the sun itself is not harmful. The companies that sell sunscreen and treat skin cancer sure don’t want you to know that. Don’t take my word for it, research it yourself! Now the sun can heal many ailments from impotence to kidney failure by exposing areas to the sun (not in public, folks) and can help eyesight and improve levels of Vitamin D which can help prevent and treat myriads of ailments.
Here is how not to fry your skin. Coconut oil is about a 12 SPF. Slather on and crave stir fry all day, but it sure does feel good on the skin. Olive oil is a 10 SPF. Use with beeswax which is an additional 2 SPF in a nice salve or lotion. Eating mostly fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds provides your body with all the enzymes, phytochemicals, and antioxidants it needs to keep cancer cells from coming through the skin and helps prevent burns. They also fight and prevent cancer internally as well. If you really need a good sunscreen because you will be out fishing, at the beach, or in the garden all day, add a little non-toxic zinc oxide (available in powder form on the internet) to non-toxic lotion (only ingredients you recognize!) and slather on.
Our sunscreen at the shop uses demulcent olive oil, beeswax, water, essential oils, cancer fighting herbs (that also protect against burn) like chaparral and comfrey, and a little zinc. This keeps us, and the new baby, from getting burnt and keeps our skin super soft, smelling wonderful, and keeps cells healthy.
Skin is the biggest organ on your body, make sure you only put fresh ingredients on it! Get a bit of sunshine each day, it’s good for you!
If you do get fried, fresh aloe vera juice, olive oil, and lavender essential oil diluted into coconut or olive oil will help the burn disappear overnight!