July 13, 2014

Choosing Safe Sun Protection {Bare Belly Organics *Coupon}


You are probably used to coming to our site to learn about what you are putting IN your body. Today, I want to talk about how important it is to know what you are putting ON your body. If you haven't heard already, the FDA recently suggested discontinuing use of spray-on sunscreens. If you are not sure what to use now that the spray-on option is out, I would like to offer a few pointers and maybe even a coupon!


Figure out what your sunblock needs are. Do you need a sunblock that is water resistant? How long do you need it to be effective?
Decide what application method works best for your needs. Do you like a roll on, a squeeze bottle, a tub or a stick? The easier it is to re-apply, the more likely you will!
Be picky about your comfort. Pick a sunblock that isn't greasy, slimy or stinky!
Decide where you stand on chemicals. If you ARE NOT interested in lathering yourself with a product that will introduce chemicals into your bloodstream- then you need to check the labels for "non-nano" ingredients.

For our family, I was looking for a product that would protect my kids either in the backyard or in the pool. I like sunscreen that is easy to apply- but I am worried about the spray-ons due to M's asthma. I also knew that I didn't want sunscreen that made me want to shower as soon as I applied it! I already had a feeling that anything that comes in an aerosol was probably not a great idea to spray on your skin, but I never really thought about the amount of chemicals in popular sunblock products.

At the beginning of the summer, I had the pleasure of meeting the creators of Bare Belly Organics at the GFAF Expo. I talked to Jill and Lisa about what I wanted out of my sunscreen and they had me try their line of organic sun protection. Let me tell you- I am in love with it!


My kids are Bare Belly kids!

M was super excited to try the Sunscreen Face Stick.

Peanut got ahold of the Sunscreen Body Stick!

This afternoon, we actually had a product comparison! I had M close her eyes and pick the one that she thought smelled the best and felt the best on her skin- both times she picked Bare Belly Organics! Next, I compared the ingredients. I could not even pronounce all of the chemical ingredients in our old sunblock. I was floored by how few ingredients were in the Bare Belly products- and I could pronounce them all!


I know what I will be using on my family this summer! Do you?



Have a fun and safe summer!
Disclaimer: Bare Belly Organics provided our family with a sample of their products to facilitate this review. I was not obligated to write this post or give any opinions other than my own. No other compensation was provided.


How do you keep your kids's skin safe?

57 comments:

  1. I tend to use spray on sunscreen with my kids only because it's like 40,553 times easier, but I think I love this product, so I want to try some :)

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  2. Sunscreen is so important,I like to use ones that do not have all the chemicals in especially when it comes to the kids.This products looks good wonder if i could find it sometime over here?.

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  3. Terry My Journey With CandidaJuly 14, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    Not many people realize what they put on their body gets into their body. I try not to use anything that can harm our liver, kidneys etc...

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  4. Oxybenzone... that's the worst hormone disruptor and endometriosis causing ingredient. Not to mention "regular" sunscreens burn my face now! Only zinc and non nano for us! :) Hubs noticed that when we switched he didn't burn as easily :) I need to re-up our supply before the beach trip! I'm SO HAPPY about this coupon and review.

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  5. I love how there are no harmful chemicals in it. I'm trying to minimize the number of chemicals I expose my kids to.

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  6. Liz @ A Nut in a NutshellJuly 14, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    I like the lotions because I think you get more even and thorough coverage that way. I don't want all those chemicals in there either.

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  7. I LOVE this! I hate how many chemicals they put in everything now in days! We've lived without chemicals so why are they trying to put it into everything. I have tried a few "organic" sunscreens and they're pretty good but I really want to try bare belly now!

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  8. Everything is so cute! I love the map pendant on Etsy.

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  9. You should! It is reasonably priced too!

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  10. I love the face stick!!

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  11. They are a company based in the US. I can ask them for you:)

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  12. I love that kids can do this on their own. My kids hate me slathering them with sunblock.

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  13. Yes please that would be great.I have not seen it in the UK but you never know :).

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  14. Cosmetic SanctuaryJuly 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Love the nail wraps!

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  15. I love those nails! And the pendants are all amazing! I would love to have the "I love you to the moon and back" pendant. I use to read the bunny book to my son and he loves it!

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  16. It can't be sticky! I love a stick for faces.

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  17. Customization speaks my love language! Love Jamberry and those necklaces are beautiful!

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  18. I have not customised my accessories in such a long time I miss it. Thanks for the giveaway

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  19. shopwithmemamakimJuly 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    these sound like great sun screens for the littles! We will have to check them out!

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  20. I love finding the safest, most natural products for my son. I tend to use what he's using. I love the stick form of this sunscreen!

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  21. love the nails.

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  22. I just heard about the sunscreen spray a few days ago and how it's causing children to have issues breathing! Gahhh! That's scary! We tend to stick to as close to natural as we can especially when it comes to the kiddo.

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  23. I can appreciate these sun products because they are free of so many nasty chemicals. My kids do not need all that junk!

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  24. I hadn't heard about this sunscreen before, thanks so much for bringing it to my attention! I will have to tell my sister about it, she has little ones who love the beach!

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  25. Those nail wraps are too sweet. My girls would love them!

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  26. Have not heard of this. Good sunscreen is vital

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  27. Now that looks like a good , healthy and clean, option to sunscreen. I love the cute packaging too!

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  28. Wow. Looks like a great product. Thank you for sharing it!!

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  29. Love hearing about safe sunscreen for kids. I just read the article about how unsafe the spray kind is -- and my sister swears by it. So much of it is loaded with unhealthy chemicals. Glad to see this one only has 7 ingredients!

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  30. I"m always on the lookout for natural ingredients that work. Thank you for sharing this!

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  31. I love the nail wraps but I'm really loving those pendants. I love unique items such as those. I'll have to check out that site and maybe make a gift or two for friends.

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  32. I've never head of Bare Belly Organics. Thanks for that awesome review. How cool that is is gf, df and egg free for those with allergies. Love that stick and will check into it!

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  33. Cute pictures of your kids! :) It's so important to wear sunscreen.

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  34. Jessica Fasano FormicolaJuly 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    I like spray applications the best, but I don't have kids, so the fumes aren't as much of an issues. I like the sticks for my face :)

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  35. I love that there are now so many skin products that are not made with harmful chemicals. It's alarming how many chemicals we absorb through our skin.

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  36. Bare Belly OrganicsJuly 14, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Kay, we are able to ship to the UK. We mailed our first order to Great Britain this morning actually. We would love for you to try our products!

    Feel free to email me if you have further questions. Autumn@barebellyorganics.com

    Thanks!
    Autumn

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  37. Chef Demetra OvertonJuly 14, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    I'm going to get Bare Belly sunscreen for my teens. My daughter has sensitive skin and needs sun protection for band camp. I bough some nasty spray sun screen a few weeks ago and regretted it almost immediately. The fumes were awful, then we heard the bad news about them.

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  38. With so many choices now, there really is no reason to settle for less than what you like best. Thank you for sharing!

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  39. I'd love to win some nail wraps. I like the Icy Pink Polka set.

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  40. those nail wraps are too cute!

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  41. I love Jamberrys! They last forever and my daughter has become obsessed with her pedicures this summer.

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  42. How neat, and what a great way to promote Autism awareness!

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  43. I'd pick the pendant. They're so pretty.

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  44. I would pick the pendant

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  45. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 15, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    I would pick the jam berry nails! I've never tried them and they look like fun!

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  46. Those are super cute!

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  47. Oh I love both of these! I have Jamberrys so I would pick the pendant!!

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  48. I like the Celtic Knot pendant, and I like the alphabet nail wraps. Thanks for hosting!

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  49. love the nail wraps - they never seem to work for me, they look odd when I put them on? but they look great on you! I love the pendants too :)

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  50. Terry My Journey With CandidaJuly 19, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    If I come over, will you do my nails too? I love the Jamberry nails but have never tried them

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  51. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Cute! I have wanted to try these Jamberry nails! They look beautiful!

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  52. I have seen tons of Jamberry nails that look so cute--I think I'd like the turple ombre set. I like the

    Treble and Bass Clef Heart locket

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