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Yes! Here is a link to my review of two plastic-free sunscreen alternatives:
Also, check out the discussion here:
I recently learned about the great benefits of using coconut oil in cooking and for moisturizing the skin. Trader Joe’s sells Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil in a glass jar for @$6.00. (Don’t used processed oil) I’m replacing some of my plastic encased lotions and using coconut oil instead. Best after a shower when skin is hydrated. Web research reveals that coconut oil can also act as a partial sun screen. Perhaps this web link will be accessible for more info on that aspect. It talks about blocking UV rays but allowing vitamin D absorption. So, I may be able to minimize use of plastic in using coconut oil as an alternative.
I use Gaia Goods sunblock. I bought it at a farmers market, however, believe she sells online. Her products, deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen, etc Come in tin.
I’ve used these products with great success.
Her deodorant bar lasts forever.
Gaia Goods uses healthy ingredients and really cares about the environment.
I would definitely recommend her and check her products out online.
Google. Gaia Goods in Post Falls Idaho
I can tell you about 3 different plastic-free sunscreens.
Balm Baby! sunblock comes in a glass jar and works great. And Avasol comes in a carboard tube. Here is my post about both of those brands:
Rex Apothecary also has a plastic-free sunscreen that comes in either an aluminum container or a compostable tub. I got some in a compostable tub to take with me to the burning sun in the desert this year, and I found out that compostable tubs and melted sunscreen do not really work. The sunscreen melted right through the tub, and I had a mess on my hands. So if you try this, maybe choose the one in the aluminum container, unless it’s not going to be subjected to extreme heat.
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