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Summer Sun & Bug Protection

Our Wellness team gets asked for their recommendations on sunscreen and natural bug sprays all summer long. Here is a list of their favorites.

Suncreen

sunshineThere are 2 kinds of sunscreen available these days:

  • The kind with chemicals that absorb the sun’s rays
  • The kind with minerals that reflect the sun’s rays

Mississippi Market recommends the ones that reflect the rays, all of which contain zinc-oxide

#1 – Badger natural & organic sunscreens 

  • 90+% of ingredients are certified organic
  • Really quality line, including a couple water sports sunscreen, a baby sunscreen & a sun & bug sunscreen

#2 Purple Prairie SunStuff

  • A customer favorite that performs nicely
  • Made locally in Clearwater MN

#3 Devita – A favorite!

  • High performing
  • Face sunscreen & body sunscreen available
  • Rubs in really nicely – demo

Bug repellent

mosquitoes_300All essential oil based – great for kids & people with sensitive skin, no harsh chemicals

#1 Badger

  • Shake & spray makes for easy application
  • 100% organic

#2 Purple Prairie Bug Stuff

  • Our gardener loves this one
  • It’s a local product – made right here in MN
  • Purple Prairie also says that you can use this to sooth bug bites & poison ivy

#3  Veriditas – a concentrated mix of essential oils blended locally by local formulator – Melissa Faris

  • Put a couple drops into water or
  • Add it to a lotion that you already use
  • Since you’re mixing it yourself you can make lighter blend for evening walks & a stronger one for those Boundry Waters camping trips.

 

 

 

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