Test Done and Results Are In

@andriaperry (74293)
Anniston, Alabama
April 15, 2019 11:39am CST
As most of you know I own and operate Sunshine`s Homestead Creations and while I sell soaps,lotions and lip products I need protection for the sun`s harmful rays, I do not want to get sun burned. I have been testing out a new lotion I made that uses natural oils to protect the skin. I am not completely light skinned but I am Irish enough that I can and will sun burn easily. This took some time due to the weather changes, one day hot and sunny the next cold and staying inside. While I wore this lotion on my own skin ( I use all my homemade products) daily I just could not say if it was good enough to say "hey! this worked for me." I have what is called a farmers tan, arms and face, I always get this way in the spring, but yesterday I mowed for three hours, in full sun and wind. This is the test that I needed. The results are in! The mixture of several oils that I added to this lotion did work. I did not get red at all and my skin is a light brown. However, I will do one more test at a different time of the day. Certain times of the day the sun is stronger. This product is looking good so far and I will be adding it to the store sooner than later. I am also making a natural insect repellent since those pesky mosquitoes are out and biting. This is my world on this wonderful Monday, how is yours?
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• United States
15 Apr
Sounds like you're on to something good with a lotion that helps with getting sunburned. You are always a busy little bee (I say that a lot don't I )
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
I like all natural, and nature has it there for us to use. Yes you do but that is alright with me.
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@DocAndersen (3006)
15 Apr
That is so cool! I don't burn but my poor wife does.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
I love the part about no zinc.
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15 Apr
@andriaperry My wife struggles more with certain plant oils than she does with zinc.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
@DocAndersen I understand.
@Marty1 (43552)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Apr
Good for you! i wish you success in selling it! i would buy some but one of my two new meds i started in October say i can't be in the sun without risk of sunstroke. i had a medicine like that for a while before i was taken off it for other reasons but in the sun i felt horrible. I forget which medicine but know i take it
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
Yes many takes medication and they cannot get in the sun.
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@Marty1 (43552)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 Apr
@andriaperry i think that is terrible as how am I supposed to take my walks in the sun every day?
@LindaOHio (1884)
• United States
15 Apr
Good luck with your testing and formulating!
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
Thank you!
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@simone10 (24788)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Apr
Do you have a a store or sell online?
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
I sell online right now.
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@simone10 (24788)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Apr
@andriaperry do you have a website?
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
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@Juliaacv (40076)
• Canada
16 Apr
That's great-another wonderful product to offer on the site. I had a terrific Monday. I have about 90% range of motion in my neck and back and almost completely pain free today. I would rather celebrate the great then dwell on the not-so-great.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
Oh me too! I am so glad you are getting well.
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@Juliaacv (40076)
• Canada
16 Apr
@andriaperry Thank you birthday triplet. I feel 10 years younger today!
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
@Juliaacv I know! I remember when I fell, took me a year to recover.
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@JohnRoberts (78380)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Apr
No mosquitoes here knock on wood!
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
A place without those blood suckers??!?!?!?!
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@JohnRoberts (78380)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Apr
@andriaperry They do appear from time to time but because it is warm here most of the year there is little standing water for them to breed in.
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@DianneN (112984)
• United States
15 Apr
So glad to hear it! Love your clinical trials. . Keep me informed of both products.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
Yes Maam.
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@DianneN (112984)
• United States
16 Apr
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@CarolDM (21584)
• United States
15 Apr
You are on a roll there with the mosquito repellent. Good luck. Not much here. Errands earlier.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
All this water holding lava, its crazy.
@Corbin5 (137891)
• United States
15 Apr
Hope the second test is a success too. A good Monday here. Lots of sunshine and warmer temps.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
Me too. That is good to hear!
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@wolfgirl569 (16024)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
Glad to hear that it seems to be working. The repellent is the one I am waiting to hear about.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
I am on it!
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@Hate2Iron (12120)
• Canada
15 Apr
And I thought that I was busy... Good luck with the insect repellent!!
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
Thank you.
@Morleyhunt (20233)
• Canada
15 Apr
I'm fortunate. I have fair skin (pasty white) but can gain a beautiful tan in the summer. I tend towards dry skin so I don't burn as readily as my darker skinned sister. I rarely get a sunburn, but wear an SPF 60 or higher in the last few years...two bouts with skin cancer. I never bake in the sun just for the sake of tanning. My tans are always "accidental".
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
I don`t lay in the sun either, I used to when I was a kid but skin cancer runs in our family, I have had 3 pre cancers removed already. Tony has had some bad skin cancers, so many surgeries, he wears 100 out in the sun and wears long sleeves.
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@nonersays (2935)
• United States
15 Apr
Hooray for a positive test run! A natural insect repellent sounds interesting. I'm about 10 minutes away from leaving for work. I'm feeling under the weather today, but that seems to be the norm for me.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
Get to feel better soon!
@amadeo (89740)
• United States
15 Apr
Farmer's tan I loved it.What do I have old man tan
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Apr
Yes! just arms and face.
• Indonesia
16h
Good luck with it
@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
17 Apr
I hope I have time this week to get some of my stuff made. It is so much better than what we find in the store, and really less costly once you have materials on hand.