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I have been worried about the dangers of sunscreen for years. There seems to be more and more evidence that some of the common chemicals used in sunscreen may cause as much harm as good. Of course, currently some groups are claiming they have studies which prove the chemicals are dangerous and some are refuting those claims. This mom is not taking any chances. When I spend months on end slathering my red-head with sunscreen, I would prefer it to be plant and mineral based instead of chemical based. To me, that’s just common sense. Maybe studies will prove that chemicals in sunscreen are safe but maybe they’ll prove they’re not, I am not gambling with my son.
Obviously, when I got the chance to work with Goddess Garden organic sunscreen, I jumped at the chance. I had just written an article on the dangers of sunscreens and their sunscreen fit my criteria perfectly. It’s hard for me to find products I love because I like high end products yet I want organic and cruelty free. Goddess Garden was a success for me on every level.
Background: First I researched about Goddess Garden on their site’s FAQ. Their sun screens are plant and mineral based, have none of the chemicals that have been the subject of controversy, contain no parabens, their fragrences are from essential oils, and they’re cruelty free. One little aspect I also like, was the founder actually created this sun screen for her daughter. As a mom, that made me trust it even more.
Packaging: When I received my products, I loved the packaging they came in, the bottles are nicely designed, and I just felt like I had a good product.
Smell: When I opened the bottles they had a nice smell – I would say it smelled natural, I couldn’t really put my finger on exactly what it smelled like but it definitely wasn’t bad. Oddly enough as I sat the with it on, the smell just kept getting more and more appealing to me.
Feeling: It spread on and didn’t feel much different than any other sunscreen. It seemed a little less thick but once it was rubbed in it I really didn’t notice it except for the smell. I was really unsure of that smell at first but I’m loving it now.
Protection: So far I’ve only worn it to a few outside occasions and it has worked well BUT it still has to stand the ultimate test: My fair-skinned, red headed, blue eyed boy at the beach for a few hours. If this sunscreen can keep him from burning, it can pretty much do anything.
Overall: LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I am extremely picky so that says a lot. I highly recommend these products and am buying their baby line for my baby niece (which says a WHOLE lot).
I want to thank Goddess Garden for giving me the opportunity to review their products. I get pitched to daily and I choose to work with only brands that I am proud to align myself and my blog with. I was compensated for this post but all of my opinions are my own.