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Mommy Greenest Approved: Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen

organic sunscreen bottles against a white backgroundIt’s Skin Cancer Awareness month. Can we talk about organic sunscreen? If you’re still using chemicals because you hate the chalky white residue natural sunscreens leave behind, I’ve got the perfect solution for you: A new non-toxic, non-aerosol spray from Goddess Garden Organics sunscreens that’s essential for beach days, plus face-and-body blockers with a light consistency that leave none of the telltale white behind. Want to try? I scored you 25% off, plus a chance to win some for free!

Founded by a mom whose daughter was allergic to chemicals in sunscreens, these organic sunscreens are water-resistant, vegan, biodegradable and reef safe. And they don’t leave white streaks! In response to growing awareness about the toxic chemicals in sunscreens, many mainstream brands are incorporating physical blockers such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Unfortunately, many still rely on hormone-disrupting oxybenzone (also known as Parsol 1789) and pretty much all of them still add “fragrance” to the mix.

(You’ve heard me ad nauseum on this subject, but in case you missed it: In personal care products like sunscreen, “fragrance” is a blanket term that can be used to mask hundreds of toxic chemicals, many of which are synthetic phthalates also linked to hormone disruption. Want some messed up hormones with that suntan? I didn’t think so.)

And after 34 years trying to regulate the stuff, the FDA finally established some common sense protocol in 2012, forcing manufacturers to test for UVA/UVB protection and only label SPFs of 15 or above as reducing skin cancer risks.

But this is old news to Goddess Garden Organic sunscreens, which has been formulating safe and effective sun blockers—no synthetic fragrances, phthalates or parabens or GMOs, and as much as 92% USDA Certified Organic ingredients which block 97% of the sun’s rays—for more than 10 years.

Founded by a mom whose daughter was allergic to toxic chemicals in personal care products, these organic sunscreens are water-resistant, vegan, biodegradable and reef safe. They have special Baby and Kids formulas, but all the organic sunscreens can be used on kids—the only difference is less natural fragrance in the products formulated for children. (Because kids don’t like them, not because they’re unsafe.)

For high-sun days, I’m in love with Goddess Garden Organics Sunny Body Natural Sunscreen, a non-aerosol spray that goes on one handed and rubs in quickly with virtually no residue. This stuff is perfect for slathering squirmy kids, but just like any spray product, make sure they don’t inhale when you’re spraying it on.

On a daily basis, I’m using Goddess Garden Organics Sunny Face Natural Sunscreen, which packs a SPF 30 but is super sheer—I can wear it under makeup and my husband can wear it over stubble without getting white dots stuck in his beard. And for light-sun days, the hydrating Goddess Garden Organics Lavender Mint Daily Lotion, a SPF 15 with a light, lotion-like consistency that smells faintly of lavender and peppermint, is my new after-shower fave.

Want to try? Now through 5.31.14 get 25% off on any Goddess Garden Organics products with “GreenMom” at check out. Plus we’re hooking up TWO readers with a $57 set of my three new faves! Feeling lucky?

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