Here in Eugene, Oregon, summer has been playing hide-and-seek with us. We’ll have a day or two of brilliant sunshine and warmth, followed by a few days of gray skies and sprinkles. It’s hard to know how to prepare for the changeable weather! That’s why I’m glad I have one of these Elemental Herbs SPF 30 zinc sunsticks tucked into my bag.


Its diminutive size, spillproof formulation, and ease of application make it easy to take along and whip out when I unexpectedly need a quick layer of sun protection. I love its light coconut scent (although you can choose the Unscented version if you’re not into coconut). Unlike old-school “white nose” zinc sunblocks, this product goes on perfectly clear, and the rich, certified organic oils–including jojoba, coconut and avocado–leave skin beautifully moisturized and protected.
Whether you’re in a “temperamental summer” area or in a locale where summer has arrived for real, this convenient and chemical-free alternative to conventional sunscreens is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, busy moms, and anyone else who wants sun protection without slathering chemicals on their skin.
May your skies be sunny! ~Jessie