Sunscreen. The time-honored summer necessity. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sunscreen nitpicker. It's gotta be totally safe, or it's not touching my people. Good thing I got my hands on a gold-star favorite, certified organic sunscreen from Goddess Garden.
Our oldest teen is now grown enough to be gainfully employed, and he's set to be fully sun-kissed as he works in the lawn business this summer. As always, it's important for us to have a reliable sunscreen that does the job right, just like him, so I leaped for our bottle of Goddess Garden Sport.
Although we spend enough time in the sun without sunscreen to reap the benefits it provides, we always use sunscreen when we may become overexposed, especially if we're planning to be out every day for several hours like our big guy is.
The Sport sunscreen is perfect for him because it's formulated to stay on even when he's soaked and sweating to death out there in the 90º weather, and the SPF 30 is ideal because it blocks 97% of the sun's harmful UV rays.
Why Goddess Garden?
Goddess Garden products contain only safe ingredients and are certified to NSF/ANSI 305 organic standards:
- non-nano, naturally occurring zinc and titanium
- preservatives derived from coconut oil and radish root
- no phthalates, parabens or synthetic fragrances
- no oxybenzone or toxic chemical sunscreens
- all non-GMO, cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free
And they practice ingredient transparency. I don't know about you, but I CHERISH this in a company. Transparency will often win my loyalty because it's such a gargantuan hassle to extract this information when a manufacturer doesn't offer it freely.
What's the Matter with Chemical Sunscreens?
• Chemical sunscreens are in most sunscreen products on the market.
• Studies have shown that many of these chemicals have adverse effects on the human body and on the environment.
• All of these chemicals are absorbed into the bloodstream.
• According to the Environmental Working Group, the common chemical sunscreens have varying levels of toxicity (shown at left).
• EWG Toxicity ratings are all based on available research data and can be found at EWG.org/SkinDeep
Goddess Garden Safe Sunscreen is Perfect for the Entire Family
My kids have been subjected to just about every natural sunscreen out there, so they know about the white, the grit and the stick that's usually part of the package.
Here's what our teen had to say after he used Goddess Garden for the first time,
I like this sunscreen because the white goes away, it's not too sticky and it's quick to put on…I don't feel any grittiness at all! (insert relief and pure joy here)
The Sport formula isn't the only Goddess Garden sunscreen we love either.
The Everyday Continuous Spray is perfectly suited to our stupendously serious requirement for quick-draw application when the kids are waiting on us to get in the pool. Hurry, hurry, HURRY! Just spray it, rub it, and GO!
And the Everyday Trigger Spray is an easy option for the younger ones to use themselves. A quick pump on each limb, a little help with the face and back, and they're off!
I just adore that every single Goddess Garden product can be used on each member of my family because the ingredients are safe enough for all of us. Even those of us with sensitive skin! Honestly, you can't ask for much more than that.
Goddess Garden is generously offering a 20% discount on all products purchased from the Goddess Garden Organics store between May 19th and July 31st. Just use the code #SunSafeGoddess to take advantage of this amazing deal.
*This post is sponsored by Green Sisterhood, but the opinions are my own (would you expect anything else from The Soft Landing Sisters?!).