For best results, apply Sun Body Oil to the body before and after time spent in the sun. When in full sun exposure for longer periods of time, reapply this product approximately 1x per hour. Each person’s skin is different, and timing may differ for individuals. It’s important to keep in mind that organic oils absorb quickly into the skin, and can wear off faster than physical blocks containing Zinc. If this product is used in addition to a physical Zinc sunscreen, then the oil should always be applied to the skin first followed by the sunscreen.
Begin use within 18 months of manufacture date on the bottom of the bottle. Use within 6 months of opening.
Avocado Oil – This rich deeply absorbent forest green oil has spf properties ranging from 4-15. It is abundant with nutrients and vitamins, and specific to reducing dark spots and discoloration, softening skin, and healing to sun damage and scars.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil – This oil is widely regarded to provide significant protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Like all of our ingredients, quality is of the utmost importance for efficacy. Our RRS Oil is always certified organic, farmed in the United States, and cold pressed using patented technology to best preserve the phytonutrients within it that makes it so effective as a UV protector. It is high in essential fatty acids and is a powerful anti-inflammatory as well.
Coconut Oil – Unrefined raw Coconut Oil has been historically used as protection from the sun, with spf properties ranging from 2-8. This oil is softening, cleansing and prevents free radical damage.
Rosehip Oil – Our rare Rosehip Oil actually includes both Fruit and Seed extractions in order to be high in both C and E Vitamins – both key to preventing and repairing sun damage. This vibrant oil reduces scarring and helps maintain healthy collagen and connective tissues.
Carrot Seed Oil – This is another oil that has UV protection properties due to a high presence of Carotenes and other antioxidants. It enhances the skin’s own immune response to the sun as well as repairs sun damage after the fact.
Full Ingredient List: Avocado Oil˚, Jojoba Oil˚, Red Raspberry Seed Oil˚, Rosehip Fruit and Seed Oil˚, Almond Oil˚, Olive Oil˚, Coconut Oil˚, Red Grape Seed Oil˚, Rosemary Extract˚, Sea Buckthorn Fruit and Seed Oil˚; essential oil blend of Sandalwood˚, Frankincense˚, Carrot Seed˚, Roman Chamomile˚, Ylang Ylang˚, Neroli˚, Myrrh˚, Helichrysum˚; flower and gem essences˚
˚signifies certified organic ingredient
Science: Sunscreens are made with drugs, and plants are not widely regarded as drugs – plants are definitely not regarded as drugs by the FDA. Chemical compounds within plants are variable and can change from harvest to harvest, farm to farm, or processor to processor. While we cannot legally recommend using our products as sunscreens, there is still substantial evidence to support that specific plants with high antioxidant content will absolutely help to prevent sun damage from occurring.
* Please see our blog post Botanical SPF + Common Sense for more information.
Ritual: This has to be one of my favorite products that we make because it reminds me of vacation. This product has accompanied me on many a beach trip or pool-side lounge. As expressed in usage, it can and should be used before, during, and after time in the sun; but my favorite is after. After a long day at the beach and my skin is just a bit sun kissed, I take a cool shower to wash off the sand. I follow the shower with a generous full body misting of our Oily/Combination Elixir for its anti-inflammatory and cooling action. I then apply the Sun Body Oil from neck to toe and settle in for a relaxing evening. I wake up to skin that is as good as new, and ready for another day of tropical island vacationing!