Summer is finally making its way to California. After a slow start, the sun has finally decided to make what is looking like a permanent appearance. That means that it is time to hit the pool, play outdoors, and enjoy some sunshine! It also means protecting our skin from damaging rays.
I am extremely vigilant about what I put on my skin but more so since becoming a mother. I am weary of most manufactured products and prefer to make my own. However, sunscreens and sunblocks get a little tricky. I want to make sure that Tiny and I are protected but am not terribly confident in my ability to make my own natural sunscreen. Thankfully, I stumbled across a fabulous company which offers what I consider the best natural sunscreen on the market.
Purple Prairie Sun Stuff is a great product. You can read all about it here. In a nutshell, the Suncreen Lotions, Sunscreen Sticks, and Lip Protection are 100% natural with upwards of 80% organic ingredients. Here is the ingredient list for the sunscreen lotion: 20% Non-Nano zinc oxide (Z-cote), aqua (water), organic cold pressed olea europaea(olive) fruit oil, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), kosher vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax NF (polawax), organic cocos nucifera (coconut), organic butyrospermum parki (shea butter), organic theobroma cacao (cocoa butter), organic jojoba oil, Salix nigra (black willow) extract, rosemary extract. Not only can I pronounce everything but I am familiar with every ingredient. I feel completely safe putting this sunscreen on my body as well as Tiny’s.
Today I am giving away a large bottle of the SPF 30 Sunscreen and an SPF 30 Sunstick. Two prizes, two winners.
Now, before I tell you how you can win, I would like to highlight the company that has generously donated these two Purple Prairie items for this giveaway. Its Naturally Pure is a one of a kind company. Although a lot of companies claim to uphold certain standards and follow certain guidelines, Its Naturally Pure really truly follows through. All of their products meet and exceed the standards set by the Natural Products Association. In addition, all of the ingredients used in their products as well as the products themselves are sustainable and meet fair trade requirements.
Its Naturally Pure’s Mission Statement is beautiful: To bring to you the best products that are pure, natural, healthy and friendly to the environment. We will also seek out partnerships with companies whose products are made with socially responsible values: fair and sustainable trade, ecologically aware, support of impoverished craftspeople, and local production.
Their Vision Statement is equally amazing: Our vision is to encourage and promote an economy deeply rooted in natural, organic and socially responsible commerce. We want to make it easy for you to encourage socially responsible companies and as consumers send out a loud and positive message that will be heard.
The company was started by Marie, a woman inspired by the loss of her dear friend to breast cancer. Marie was determined to steer clear of a similar fate. After learning more about the effects of chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products she vowed to not only stop using these personally but to open a store which carried a completely safe, all natural product line. She spent countless hours researching products, the companies behind the products, and their ethics and standards. What she has created is a store which carries 100% natural products at affordable prices that everyone can feel good about purchasing. From baby care, to foot care, to hair care, to makeup, Its Naturally Pure has a full line of top rated products.
Ready to win one of two great products? Easy, easy entry! All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know which item you prefer to win; the Purple Prairie Sun Stuff Screen Lotion or the Sunstick. Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so I know where to find you! Giveaway opens Sunday, June 12, 2011 and closes Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:59pm. Winner will be selected via random.org. Good luck!