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Natural Sun Protection

Natural Sun Protection


In order to protect my children's skin, without using artificial chemicals that absorb into their delicate skin, I started making this zinc-based cream. It has evolved over the years and now contains many amazing oils that can provide some protection from the sun.

This easy-to-apply creamy balm is made with only natural oils and butters - there are NO artificial chemicals or fragrances. 


3 size options:

2oz, 4oz, and 8oz in squeeze tubes. 




Red raspberry seed oil
Avocado oil
Meadowfoam oil
Sacha Inchi oil
Babassu oil
Carrot seed oil
Green tea seed oil
Green tea extract 
Shea butter
Candelilla wax (vegetable-based vegan wax)
Non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide
Lavender essential oil
Palmarosa essential oil
Bergapten-free bergamot essential oil
Sweet orange essential oil

There are no preservatives in this because it is an anhydrous blend, and therefore does not need a preservative. 

The zinc oxide is in a ratio of 20%. 

Apply before sun exposure and reapply after 60 minutes, especially when swimming or excessive sweating. 


Zinc oxide is also the only active sunscreen ingredient approved by the FDA for infants under six months. Zinc oxide is a better sunscreen ingredient, as it offers the best UVA protection of all current sunscreen chemicals, and titanium dioxide is second best.

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NOTE: This sunblock has not been laboratory-tested - therefore we don't know the exact SPF and we can make no warranties or guarantees regarding its exact SPF rating. 
Always use common sense when spending extended periods of time out in the sun, regardless of what you use to protect yourself. Remember, the best protection is a full-brimmed hat and proper clothing. Be wise and play well! 

*Bonus* This cream has also shown to be great as a rash healer! Use it on baby bums or other rashy areas for anti-inflammatory benefits and soothing protection. I use it on my kids all the time. :) Zinc oxide is a wonderful anti-inflammatory.


All of Pickle's Potions are handmade in Wayne, Maine and have not been evaluated by the FDA. All ingredient information given is for educational use only. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any information given is my own opinion and is not intended to represent or replace the advice of a medical professional or physician. Spot test for allergies 24 hours prior to use. Discontinue if an allergic reaction, redness or irritation is noticeable. Always use caution when applying any product containing essential oils on children.

Pickle's Potions is not responsible for the improper use, reactions, or results of how you use this product. Please consult your doctor or health care provider for any possible contraindications and/or interactions with current medications. Always inform your healthcare provider(s) if you are taking any herbal remedies or supplements. Use this product at your own risk.

  • Product Care

    This item is not meant to replace the word of a doctor. Please consult a doctor before using on severe problem areas. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their doctor before using products with essential oils.

    Please use within 6 months of opening and store away from heat sources. Will soften in hot weather. There are no artificial fillers or binders or preservatives in this product. 

  • Sample Review

    5 Stars

    I never thought I'd find a sunscreen that doesn't irritate my facial skin, but this is amazing! It protects my skin from sun exposure while also nourishing it at the same time. I put this to the test at an outdoor fair this weekend. After seven hours outside in the sun and elements, I didn't sunburn a single bit -- and I'm extra fair -- and I also didn't come home with awful, irritated skin. Instead, my skin looked moist and conditioned. Wonderful ingredients that both protect and soothe. I'm in love!

    Review by 'Winter' - 03/25/2018


The statements on my potions have not been evaluated by the FDA. These potions are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have skin sensitivities and/or allergies, please read the ingredients listed prior to purchasing. Each individual is responsible for doing a 24-hour patch test (on your neck underneath your hairline and/or on the inside of your elbow) before usage. Please consult your physician before using any products with essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing, using on a child under the age of 12, have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, glaucoma, kidney disease, cardiac disease, liver disease, or acute respiratory disease. Do not ever take essential oils internally. Pickle's Potions is not responsible for allergic reactions, issues derived from use of products not described in application directions, or neglect to contact a physician prior to usage.

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