Summer Time and the living is easy !
Summer is here .. well almost .. If it would just get a tad warmer !
Saying that, be aware .. Its all about SunScreen!! And the bogus claims.
by Gabreil Mojay
The bogus claim that carrot seed oil and/or essential oil provides a sun protection factor (SPF) of 38-40 is made largely on websites belonging to ‘Independent Distributors’ of Young Living products. The claim rests solely on an article that appeared in Pharmacognosy Magazine in 2009…
Having studied the article in question – and in particular the chart listing the un-named and therefore coded 14 ‘natural’ sunscreen products tested – I am convinced that it provides no basis whatsoever for claiming that carrot seed oil and/or essential oil provides a SPF of 38-40.
The reason? Because the only product tested (‘HS3’) containing Daucus carota, together with ‘Symplocos’ and ‘wheat germ’, listed here…
…is quite obviously this product…
…which contains zinc.
It is primarily the zinc which makes the cream SPF 38-40, not the carrot seed oil and/or essential oil (the ‘Independent Distributors’ tend to refer to them interchangeably).
People should be warned against making their own carrot oil-based sun protective cream, erroneously believing it will protect them against UV rays – especially where 3-year-old children are concerned…
Our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel is a ‘must have’ for the summer time especially for sunburn,
those bbq burns while cooking, and to moisturize your skin.
Please visit our page: Aloe Vera Seaweed Gel
“Let us dance in the sun,
wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
~ Susan Polis Schutz
Enjoy the Season!! Til next time ~ Rosanne