Every summer it begins anew… the liberal slathering of sunscreen and new appreciation for insect repellant. This summer I restocked an old favorite – Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen. I’ve written about it before here and here. Badger works, has a pleasant herbal scent and is totally SAFE, with no icky carcinogenic chemicals. (But, as I learned on our June camping trip, don’t rely on an expired bottle… they’re not kidding when they say an expired bottle will not be as effective).
This summer, on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to add Badger Anti-Bug Balm to my shopping bag along with the sunscreen. This certified organic balm comes in an easy-to-use push up stick. My kids seemed to enjoy rubbing it all over and I appreciated that we weren’t inhaling it, as is inevitable with a spray. Best of all, it really worked! We spent several lazy evenings sitting around at dusk by our campsite. Once we applied Badger Anti-Bug Balm, the bugs took a hike. Unlike typical insect repellents, Badger’s doesn’t use DEET. It’s safe enough for the whole family.
This is part of the Healthy Child Blog Carnival – an effort by Healthy Child Healthy World to help inspire a movement to protect children from harmful chemicals.
Here are some other posts I enjoyed:
- Safe Sunscreen – It's that Time Again!
- Non-toxic, Safe Sunscreens that I love
- Safe Sunscreens for the Family
- The Scoop on Food Colorings
- Saying “no” to Junk Food