Cream: Safe Sun Protection with Zinc

Price: $12.00

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Cream: Sun Protection with Zinc2
Cream: Sun Protection with Zinc3

Tell us if you want glass or metal jars in the Comment box above. If you request glass and want your order shipped, you agree to pay any extra postage costs.

100g by weight in a "120 mL" glass jar OR "150 mL" metal canister $12 by default for mailing.

200g family size in a "240mL" glass jar OR "240mL" metal canister $22 by default for mailing.

500g refill size in a mason jar $35 (pick up only)
Please allow 1 week to make this option for you.
Family size orders to be shipped will be mailed 2 canisters of 200g each for $35.

A healing zinc cream without petroleum ingredients, for the whole family year-round.

Safe for everyone including children! Zinc 10% is independently rated SPF 30+- and has been shown to safely deflect harmful UVA and UVB rays, while naturally @ SPF 15 cocoa butter and avocado oil prepare and nourish the skin. Safe Sun Protection Cream is also a good after sun or sun burn treatment.

Ingredients: water aqua, ** ***sunflower seed Helianthus annus oil, zinc oxide, *cocoa Theobroma cacao seed butter, ** ***beeswax Cera alba, sodium borate, natural vitamin E mixed tocopherols
*Fair Trade Certified **Organically grown ***Local Ontario

Cold pressed Ontario sunflower seed oil provides up to SPF 15 protection and contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene to nourish the skin.

Soothing zinc works like a layer of tiny reflectors to provide 28 times the skin's natural protections against harmful UVA & UVB rays. The 325M size of the zinc particles will not penetrate the skin, unlike the nano-particles used in so called "invisible" sunscreens. For more info on zinc, please go here:

Cocoa butter is traditionally used to heal and moisturize skin that has been exposed to the elements, and to prepare the skin to make essential vitamin D in the sun. Cocoa Butter contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity.

Natural, pure, unbleached beeswax adds protection by keeping the sunscreen on the surface of your skin, and provides some resistance to loss from swimming and perspiration.

Sodium borate aka borax is a natural mineral salt common in cosmetics and foods - used here in a tiny 2.541% concentration to emulsify the beeswax. Borax is potentially irritating only in concentrations of >5% and on broken skin.

Full spectrum natural Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to stopping damage to the skin from UV rays, pollutants and aging.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Apply to all exposed and unbroken skin every 2 hours, especially between 10am and 3pm, and after swimming or perspiring. Apply a generous amount so that the skin appears white, then rub in until the whiteness disappears. Follow common sense precautions in full sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and finding shade if the skin reddens.

CAUTIONS: Do not use on broken or irritated skin. While the ingredients are generally non-toxic and non-irritant, sensitization or allergy can occur. If you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, please test the cream on the inside of your elbow - as you should with all new products - and report any reactions to me. In case of a reaction, you can return the cream to me for replacement with a more suitable sunscreen.

TEXTURE CHANGES: Changes in humidity and temperature can cause changes in the texture of the cream, or liquid to form on the surface. These changes do not affect the performance of the sunscreen and do not signify spoilage. Just pour off any liquid that forms. The solid mass will perform as well or better! OR very very gently heat it and remix, pouring it back into the jar quickly before it sets.

For more info on natural sunscreens, go here:

NEW Instead of Bulk refill, we will exchange your empty, clean canister for a new full one and give you $1 or more refill discount.

SHIPPING? 100 and 200g Will be posted aluminum screw top canisters by default.
You may specify glass in the comments with your order but please be prepared to pay $2-$10 for shipping.


#1 traceytf : nano particles

from the man who cycled across Canada safely using Safe Sun Protection Cream:

"Just stumbled upon this article from MIT, and remembered your reluctance
to use nanoparticles in e.g. your sunscreen due to their unknown safety
profile. Well it looks like their safety profile is now known, and you
can replace your speculation with some nice solid citations:

and because I know you're busy, here's the refereed journal article
referenced by the news article

~ Kris Coward email

#2 traceytf : zinc safe sun protection cream

... Your sun screen is AMAZING.
I'm very impressed with this product.
Hope you and your family are well.

~ Andrea Bowers, Toronto mother and graphic designer

#3 traceytf : What Red Said...

Hi Tracey,

I thought I would drop you a line regarding the sunscreen you taught us to make. I have made both versions (one without zinc oxide and one with zinc oxide). To be honest when I first made them, my husband chuckled. In fact he thought I lost it! So...both my daughter and I have been using the formulations you've taught religiously and we have not been burned. However today it was really put to the test as we went to the Bread & Honey Festival out here in Mississauga. We were out there the entire day. We used the formula with the zinc oxide and we were protected. We did not burn one little bit. My husband however is now the shade of a lobster and he's hurting. He now thinks I'm brilliant

Many thanks,


Marnie, make up artist, blogger, Mississauga "What Red Said..."

#4 bd : Protects very well!

I wasn't sure what to expect when I first tried this product. I was pleasantly surprised how well it protects my skin. I put it on every day, and it's been excellent at protecting me from the sun. Feels great, knowing that I'm protected from the sun and can do so without using harmful chemicals found in commercially produced sunscreens.