Choose a Natural Sunscreen for Kids
It’s that time of year again for enjoying fun in the sun in Georgia. And with the increased intensity of the sun this time of year, it’s important to keep kids protected with sunscreen. While any type of sunscreen is better than none, we would like to recommend some options for homemade or natural sunscreen for kids this summer, to keep them safe from damaging rays.
Hopefully this summer will offer all the traditional opportunities for pool trips, beach trips, outdoor camps, sports camps, and a variety of other activities that involve spending an extended amount of time in the sun. While we all love being outside and keeping our children occupied, we also know the dangers of letting our kids get too much sun exposure. We want to be especially mindful of out infants and toddlers who have the most delicate skin.
So as you prepare for the intense summer sun, we have a homemade sunscreen recipe for you to consider, as well as some natural sun screen options that you can purchase at the store or online!
A Homemade Natural Sunscreen Recipe Using Essential Oils
- 1/2 cup V-6 or any carrier oil
- 20 drops of Lavender
- 5 drops of Carrot Seed
- 5 drops of Myrrh
Place in a container. Mix well. Apply every 2-3 hours.
Natural Sunscreen for Kids, Available Commercially
Badger’s SPF30 Baby Sunscreen Cream contains non-nano Zinc Oxide to protect from both UVA & UVB rays, in a base of safe, soothing USDA Certified Organic ingredients. This Baby Sunscreen Cream has the mild scent of Chamomile and Calendula, and can be used by the whole family!
Unfragranced, PABA free, mineral-based, California Baby® sunscreen is perfect for those with skin sensitivities or fragrance allergies. California Baby®’s active ingredient is a highly micronized titanium dioxide that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. This lotion is simple and elegant; it glides on smoothly and will not slip off when it comes into contact with water, so you may rest assured that it will last. Non-staining formula. Very water-resistant.
More Questions? Visit Sun Pediatrics in Marietta and East Cobb
Have more questions about natural sunscreen for kids? Ask Dr. Hari of Sun Pediatrics. Dr. Hari is highly recommended by parents in East Cobb, Marietta, Mableton, Smyrna and Vinings.