*** One of my most popular products is now even better – and perfect for summer! My new formula now includes just a touch of zinc oxide, so now it is not only a great skin protecting diaper balm, but also provides some protection from sunburn! Newly updated packaging includes a glass jar, as part of our efforts to reduce our use of plastic.
As you may know, commercial sunscreens should not be applied to babies under 6 months because their skin is extra efficient at absorbing the chemicals in skin care products. Which begs the question, should ANY of us really be ingesting these chemicals though our skin?? Zinc oxide is the only accepted sun protection ingredient for babies, and even better, ours is non-micronized, so you can feel secure applying this balm to even the youngest babies’ skin. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, since there’s no water in this formula, you don’t have to worry about chemical emulsifiers or preservatives either. What other sunscreen gives you all that??
Please note, I have not paid out the nose to get this product officially lab tested and evaluated to the FDA’s standards, so I can’t really call it a sunscreen, or tell you that it has been tested for safety on infants. But you can google as well as I can to see for yourself that adding 5% zinc oxide should provide at least an SPF of 12, and possibly as much as 20. Each factor doubles your skin’s natural protection – so that means if you would naturally burn in 10 minutes, an SPF of 10 theoretically gives you 100 minutes of protection (although, to be safe, I’d reapply before the 100 minutes were up – we’ve got redheads in our family!). And, as an oil-based formula, you don’t have to worry about it washing off in water or with sweating, like you would with a water-based lotion formula.
Not just a sunscreen, this product still makes a lovely diaper balm. Below is the description of the original formula, before the addition of zinc oxide.
*** This soft and creamy balm for sensitive skin of all ages is made with a time-consuming special infusion process, which imparts the healing magic of Calendula and Chamomile to a simple mixture of pure, gentle oils. Try it for diaper rashes, chapped cheeks, nipples and noses, burns, scrapes, bruises, bumps and other owies. The Calendula Oil is well-known for its ability to support healthy healing and skin regrowth. Dry patches of skin, including knuckles, knees, elbows, even those troublesome patches caused by eczema and psoriasis will be relieved by this amazing ointment.
This product is packaged in a one-ounce jar, perfect for carrying in your purse or diaper bag. A little bit goes a long way, so this jar will last you quite a while.
This product is all-natural and totally safe, but the FDA has not evaluated any of these statements, and my products are not intended to treat, heal, or cure any physical conditions.
- Handmade item
- Materials: calendula infused organic olive oil, beeswax, organic cocoa butter, apricot kernel oil, organic avocado oil, zinc oxide, chamomile essential oil