Oh what fun it is to be in the sun… until it’s not. Speaking as a person who has endured sun stroke more times than I should have, the sun can be your friend for a certain amount of time. While I would suggest a hat and ample bouts in a shaded area, it’s still important to apply some products to ensure you don’t do damage while enjoying your time outside. I’d like to add that even on cloudy days, the UV rays the sun emits are able to pass through the clouds so don’t let the lack of sun fool you; a sunburn is just an SPF-less day away!
There are four natural products that I’ve used this spring and summer that have changed my life forevermore. Keep scrolling for my must-have list of sun fun Sandy approved products!
To be fair, this isn’t technically a sun product, however, I would like to argue that when I’m out on a golf course or jogging in the river valley during the day, this chemical free bug spray has been a life saver. It’s a combination of essential oils including catnip, lavender, and eucalyptus. It’s the best scent medley one could ever ask for in an outdoor spray.
$14.95 available at SAJE
This is the first all natural sunscreen I have ever loved. It smells like coconut heaven and it WORKS. With an SPF of 31, you know you’re getting a good amount of coverage too. My only complaint is that there isn’t a facial moisturizer with SPF – I like to combine this sunscreen with their Pomegranate Day Cream for an easier spread across my face. The other major bonus of this sunscreen is that if it somehow gets in your eyes (I’m notorious for touching my eyes after I have applied creams of any sort) it doesn’t burn. Bless. It’s also made in Canada!
$23.00 available at Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
How quickly we forget that the sun can have an impact on our hair and scalp, damaging it just as much as our skin. Look no further than this UV protecting spray from Aveda. Not only does it smell like essential oil heaven (with 100% certified organic essences of neroli, ylang ylang and cistus) it protects your hair from the damaging effects of long term exposure to the sun. It’s water-resistant and can last up to 16 hours. Might I add this is even more important when you have treated hair since you’re already starting off with a damage deficit.
$38.00 available at AVEDA
Not only is this handmade by my sister, it is also an absolute treat to spray all over myself after a long, hot day in the sun. With soothing ingredients such as aloe vera juice, goji berries, vanilla, green tea, peppermint, lavender, and chamomile…. your skin is in for a real treat! She also recommends leaving it in your fridge for an extra cooling feeling, I second that. The last fun surprise is the evil eye amulet at the bottom of the bottle – it’s the witchiest version of a Cracker Jack box!
$16.50 available at The Witchery
Do you have any sun fun favourites that you can’t live without? I’d love to add to my arsenal!