The Best Natural Oils, which can be used as stand alone or mixed to all day shield from UVA & UVB rays. Here some options below. In order of their sun protection value (raspberry, despite having lower SPF than carrot seed comes first because it takes care of UVA & UVB rays).
SPF can vary when it is on your skin. Determining the exact SPF factor of an oil is difficult, espeically given that natural oils oxidize (lose some of their properties) over time and when exposed to light. Ensure that you are purchasing your oils from a recommended source and always do your research.
Another note about UVA & UVB rays: Aside from Red Raspberry Seed Oil, most plant oils protect only against UVB rays. Use caution or mix with a non-nano sized zinc oxide formula (non-nano meaning it doesn’t absorb into your skin).
Red Raspberry Seed Oil – SPF 28 – 50. This one is one of the most popular oils for SPF and can have a range of 28 – 50 (depending on the oil’s quality). Red raspberry oil is actually close to equivalent of the protection you would receive from Titanium Dioxide, found in most mineral sunscreens. The essential fatty acids and host of antioxidants in this oil are also great for other skin healing purposes including eczema and psoriasis. Red Raspberry Seed Oil protects against UVA & UVB rays.
Carrot Seed Oil – SPF 38 – 40. Carrot oil, which doubles as an antispetic is said to contain a high SPF factor when diluted with a carrier oil. According to a study published in “Pharmacognosy Magazine” in 2009, products containing carrot seed oil have a natural SPF of between 38 and 40.
Wheatgerm Oil – SPF 20. Wheatgerm is packed with vitamins and minerals – namely Vitamin E, K & B – so it also acts as free radical preventer while it protects you from the sun.
Other Oils with SPF 10 or Less. There are a host of other oils with lesser SPF factors, but may be adequate for some more bronzed babes. Macadamia Oil – SPF 6Non-GMO Soybean Oil – SPF 10Avocado Oil – 4 – 10 (can get as high as 15)Olive Oil – 2-8Shea Butter – 3 – 6Almond Oil – SPF 5Sesame Seed Oil – SPF 4Hemp Seed Oil – SPF 6Jojoba Oil – SPF 4Coconut Oil – SPF 2 – 8
Maximum Sun Protection by Nutra-Lift. The ultimate “photo stable” sun protection. Provides the maximum FDA allowable defense (SPF) for an all day shield from UVA & UVB rays. It is all natural organic formula, with the added benefits of natural & organic extracts to soothe, condition, nourish & revitalize the skin. With such powerful anti-oxidants as green tea, vitamins C & E, pomegranate and white cranberry for added protection. Retains SPF protection after 40 minutes in Water. No Parabens, No NANO particles, No animal ingredients, or artificial fragrance.
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