Natural sun protection.

April 22, 2014

It’s the time of year when we are all looking forward to enjoying the sun. Most of us spend long hours working in the sun and some of us are enjoying many hours at the beach. Whatever you are doing you need sun protection. For those of you who love the idea of a natural protection plan, read on.

Protection from the sun’s harmful rays should be a priority for everyone. We are fighting nature with nature in the formulation of our sun block/UV protection cream.

Many seed and vegetable oils are rich in antioxidants, natural chemicals and vitamin E to protect, moisturize and heal skin exposed to ultraviolet light. Using natural oils with a known Sun Protection Factor (SPF) can support the holistic health of your skin and leave it feeling better.

Not only are the oils we have chosen for our formula among those that contain the highest natural SPF, but they also have amazing benefits that keep your skin healthy. We have included a physical block to make sure your skin has the best natural protection from harmful rays. Nourish and protect at the same time.

Apply Natural Source Sun Protection Cream only once a day and the zinc particles will remain protective until washed off the skin.

SPF ratings:

Carrot seed oil has significant antioxidant and antiseptic properties with high levels of vitamin A. When applied topically to the skin carrot seed oil also provides natural sun protection. According to a study published in "Pharmacognosy Magazine" in 2009, products containing carrot seed oil have a natural SPF of 38 to 40.

Raspberry Seed Oil is becoming very popular in anti-aging preparations. It is also one of the oils highest in SPF with a rating of 28 to 40.

Wheatgerm is one of the best sources of natural vitamin E and is also a good source of vitamin K, B and choline. When applied to the skin, wheatgerm oil helps moisturize tissues and acts as an antioxidant to prevent free radical damage. In a study published in "Pharmacognosy Magazine" in 2009, a sunscreen comprised of wheatgerm and vitamin E was said to have a natural SPF rating of 20.

Olive Oil is an oil well known to be very beneficial for the skin with properties highly regarded when it comes to skin treatments for anti-aging but most people don’t realize it is also reasonably high in sun protection with an SPF rating of 15.

Soybeans originally come from China and are a rich source of essential fatty acids, protein, lecithin, iron and calcium in the diet. When used topically on the skin, soybean oil is a cost-effective moisturizer compared to other oils and has a natural SPF of 10.

Other herbal ingredients with high sun protection benefits are aloe vera SPF 20, basil and turmeric SPF 24, lavender oil, jojoba oil, cucumber oil, orange oil and sandalwood oil all have an SPF rating of 30.

Zinc oxide works by physically blocking and reflecting the sun’s rays once coming in contact with skin. Zinc Oxide also has the power to soothe irritated skin and is why it is an important ingredient in diaper creams.

Some essential oils have SPF ratings of note. Peppermint SPF 7, Tulsi SPF 7, Lavender SPF 6, Eucalyptus SPF 3 and Tea Tree SPF 2. 

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