The Summer months always bring on a bad case of eczema for me and the kiddo. My Dr. tried to give me some harsh chemical lotion for the rash or told me to deal with it and I chose the latter. That was until last year when I tried Skin Free. You might remember my blog post here.
I have been in search of a great natural deodorant. Lots of big named brands use harmful chemicals like aluminum chlorate, parabens, propylene glycol, triclosan, and aluminum. Natural Cosmetics has a great list of all of the bad chemicals plus why they are harmful if you want to read more. Lots of companies greenwash deodorants and it’s really hard to find a true all natural that really works. I’ve tried several that I love, but they stop working in a couple of hours or they leave a greasy stain on my clothes. I tried the Skin Free Deodorant and I was so happy 8 hours later when it was still working! It is formulated with niaouli essential oil and baking soda to inhibit the growth of bacteria which causes odors. It doesn’t stain clothing and leaves your armpits feeling smooth. I really like the extra protection when putting on after a shower. The oils prevent razor burn.
We were sent the Chemical Free All Natural SPF 30 Sunscreen, but I forgot to tell Julie that E and I are allergic to zinc oxide. So Skin Free made us a new kind using only titanium dioxide. That is how awesome this company is!! I gave my friend the Natural Sunscreen with zinc for review and she gives it 2 thumbs up. She still got a nice tan, without a burn during the past couple of weeks that she has used it. Her babies also used it and did not get a burn or rash. The Skin Free sunscreen is made with several sun resistant essential oils, a cream base, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. There are no parabens, oxybenzone, benzophenone, PABA, octyl salicylate, homosalate, vitamin A, fragrance, octinoxate, benzyl alcohol, retinyl palmitate, propylene glycol, PEGs, phthalates, or phenoxyethanol. There are other dangerous chemicals in sunscreens, but these are to name a few.
My favorite Skin Free product is the Whipped Tamanu Butter. I just love the way it feels going on my legs! It is a mix of tamanu, shea, and olive oil which makes a milky cream that makes your skin feel smooth and yummy. It is perfect for when getting out of the shower or a day of being in the sun. It heals and protects your skin, so it is the perfect eczema cream. It smells so good I could eat it!
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disclaimer- I was sent Skin Free products for free for review. This is no way changed my opinion on their products. These are only my results, opinions and thoughts.