Sunday, June 16, 2013

Badger Balm Sunscreen- #GIVEAWAY

 Badger Balm Sunscreen. I don't even know where to start. There is so much GOOD about this sunscreen, I'm so impressed.  I know it's "just" sunscreen. But it isn't. Because "just" sunscreen is what I used before I had kids. I would pick whatever and use it, regardless of what it had in it. Usually based on cost. Or worse, I would use baby oil to get that little bit of color. Right? Maybe that's just me but if you asked me before I had kids what and EWG rating was. I'd have looked at you funny and said, who cares, it's sunscreen. (By the way, Badger Balm Sunscreens rank 1-2 on the Environmental Working Groups site, that is AWESOME ratings.) I'll list more of why this sunscreen is so awesome as far as specs in a bit. First I want to tell you how it worked for us and why I was (surprisingly) impressed with it.
Why I'm so impressed with Badger Balm Sunscreen/What I like about it
1. Non greasy. They aren't just saying that. It's true. Badger Balm Sunscreen doesn't leave you feeling oily and like a slick greased pig. I don't feel like I'm sticking to the seat of my car or that my clothes are clinging to me because of it.
2. It leaves skin soft, and not all pasty. You know what I mean by that? It doesn't leave this film of white cream on your skin. Not that there is anything wrong with that but, it's just nice not having that.
3. Easy to apply and rub in. Some sunscreens I feel like you have to WORK them in. That's one of the reasons I bought spray on sunscreen. Let's face it, it's easier than sitting a kid down and having to massage and rub lotion in. Not this stuff, sure you spread it around and rub a little to get good coverage. But there's no massaging it in. Easy peasy. The Give Peas A Chance kiddos like to be IN the water as soon as possible.
4. Scent- especially the kids one. It smells like tangerine peels. Real ones, not sickly sweet fake citrus. But it smells like you're peeling the skin of a tangerine and the oils from the peel are releasing fragrance into the air. I mean if they offered this as a lotion scent, I'd buy it. They probably do. I should check.
 5. Hypoallergenic- which means my oldest with eczema can use it with no issues.

Now on to the impressive stats for Badger's line up of Sunscreens, below are just some of the claims and certifications, you can click on the image/s to go and read all about what each of these little circles mean, and find MORE awesome information.



Badger Balm company makes several different kinds of sunscreen to fit your needs. Everyday sunscreen, up to a sport sunscreen that is waterproof for up to 80 minutes. They even have a DEET-free, water repellent Sunscreen/Bug repellent combo. Be. Still. My beating heart. 
Badger's natural sunscreens are certified natural and organic and offer safe, chemical-free, broad spectrum protection with the mineral zinc oxide and natural and organic ingredients. 
Badger Balm is a natural chemical free, mineral based Sunscreen. It's also better for the earth- sustainable and biodegradablecoral reef safe. That probably wasn't even a consideration when buying sunscreen for you right? Maybe it was, but I didn't really consider it, but it makes sense. What washes off of our bodies, goes into the water we're in. I read this on their Facebook page, I had no clue!  
Did you know that 4,000-6,000 metric TONS of sunscreen washes off of swimmers and into the ocean every year? 



Here is a little about the Badger Balm company from their Facebook Page. Though I'll tell you I was reading HERE (seriously, go read that and tell me you don't want a nice organic lunch made for you everyday and all the other perks).  The more I read the more I wanted a job there. No lie. 
Badger makes USDA certified organic body care products. We are also a healing line, as in: fresh air, sunlight, a cooling breeze and the kind thoughts of a good friend. These are simply ways of restoring balance. And that's the way our products work.
Soothing and healing balms for your hands, feet, lips and body, made from the purest ingredients on Earth! Safe and effective sunscreens and bug repellents - good for you, your family, and the planet.

Badger is a family run, family friendly business located on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire, USA. Bill, Katie and daughters Mia, Emily and Rebecca started the business back in 1995, in the kitchen of their home.

Bill Whyte was a carpenter by trade and an herbalist by avocation. He could never find a product to heal his rough, dry, cracked hands—the result of daily hard work in the tough New Hampshire winters. Bill whipped up a batch of the original Healing Balm in his kitchen using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera and Essential Oil of Sweet Birch—a traditional New England herbal remedy.

The result was astounding: a simple, all-natural, soothing and healing balm that really worked! And a company was born.

Badger is a family run, family friendly business located on the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire, USA. Bill, Katie and daughters Mia, Emily and Rebecca started the business back in 1995, in the kitchen of their home. 
Bill Whyte was a carpenter by trade and an herbalist by avocation. He could never find a product to heal his rough, dry, cracked hands—the result of daily hard work in the tough New Hampshire winters. Bill whipped up a batch of the original Healing Balm in his kitchen using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera and Essential Oil of Sweet Birch—a traditional New England herbal remedy.
The result was astounding: a simple, all-natural, soothing and healing balm that really worked! And a company was born.



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