Test Done and Results Are In
By andria perry
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?
16 people like this
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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
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.
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".
• Anniston, Alabama
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.