I live in a beachy tourist town, so impromptu afternoons in the sun are not uncommon.  The problem with most commercial sunscreens is that they are loaded with ingredients, many of which are toxic.  Even natural brands of sunscreen have a lot of added ingredients.  I prefer something simpler, so this year I’m making my own.

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This year, I’m making a 2-ingredient sunscreen that I feel amazing putting on my kids.  The active ingredient is organic cold-pressed red raspberry seed oil.


How Effective is Raspberry Seed Oil for Sun Protection?

In her Facebook group, Wholesome Living, healthy lifestyle expert, Sylvia, recently conducted a natural sun protection experiment.  In it, she tested 5 nontoxic sunscreens and a control – and the results speak for themselves!

After reviewing the post, I decided to buy raspberry seed oil for my family’s sun protection this year.

The Wholesome Living post goes on to say that raspberry seed oil “is a very rich source of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. The polyphenols help improve skin tone and elasticity and aid skin regeneration. It also helps maintain moisture while offering anti-inflammatory properties.”

Read the Article Here:  Sun Protection Experiment



Some common uses of red raspberry seed oil include:

  • Moisturizes skin
  • Hydrates hair
  • May help to reduce symptoms of acne, psoriasis, and eczema
  • Can be used to reduce inflammations of the skin
  • Known to reduce wrinkles and plump skin’s appearance
  • Helps soften cuticles, calluses and heels
  • Promotes healing of scars and burns
  • Can be effective to prevent stretch marks
  • Helps to reduce brown spots and skin discoloration



Recipe For Non Toxic Raspberry Seed Sunscreen

Low SPF Recipe:

High SPF Recipe (Sensitive Skin, Face, and Baby Formula):

Combine well and store in glass amber jar in cool dark location for up to 2 years.

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