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Red raspberry seed oil as sunscreen?

post #1 of 7
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I came across some information regarding using straight red raspberry seed oil as sunscreen. Has anyone heard of or tried this? I just ordered some, so I'll be putting it to test!
post #2 of 7
I have never heard of it, but keep us posted! I will want to know how it works, for sure!
post #3 of 7
Where did you find the info and what did it say? I'd be very interested in reading it.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
I read about it here first
http://yesterdaysbasics.com/store/8p...32e5dfb3f6bf1d

Reviews pretty much said it all (the site admin could be filtering reviews so that no negative comments are posted, but positives prove that it works).

I then Googled it. Came up w/ other info that support this.

ETA: I did not buy the oil from the link above. I bought it from MMS - much cheaper!
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by FluffiB View Post
I read about it here first
http://yesterdaysbasics.com/store/8p...32e5dfb3f6bf1d

Reviews pretty much said it all (the site admin could be filtering reviews so that no negative comments are posted, but positives prove that it works).

I then Googled it. Came up w/ other info that support this.
Not saying that it doesn't work, but positive reviews don't prove anything as they could be made up. I did some googling and could really only find web sites saying it had UVA/UVB blocking properties, but no mention of where they got that information. I haven't found a real study on it yet, only one on its use as a dietary supplement, but nothing as a sunblock. I'll keep on searching, but if anyone else find something, please post what you find!
post #6 of 7
I would still use conventional commercial sunscreen for heavy duty outdoor use (i.e. summer time picnics and water fun), but for daily overall protection (going to work, sitting outside for lunch, running errands), you can try coconut oil or olive oil, which offer 20% UV block protection. Sesame oil offers 25-30% protection. I've been adding a few drops of lavender and geranium essential oil to my olive oil to use as a post-shower moisturizer. These two oils are also bug repelling. I'm trying to use as little essential oil as possible since they can be estrogenic and I have a fibroid tumor that is sensitive to gobs of estrogen. DO NOT mix with citrus oils, as it will cause sensitization (burning) - avoid lemon, bergamot, orange, lime, etc. I haven't bought any sesame oil yet, but that's great for cooking too, so I may get some. Extra virgin, cold pressed oils are the best for protection. Don't skimp out and get cheap oils that may have fillers or have been modified - they won't offer you any skin protection at all.

Again, natural sunscreens as mentioned above is a good alternative for mild daily sunscreen use, but is NOT for regular to heavy outdoor use.

With severe anemia, the Palmer's cocoa butter I've been using wasn't cutting it, so I've been slathering on scented olive oil after showering. It's working well

http://www.katuri.com/naturals/oils/carriers.shtml
post #7 of 7
I read about this a year or two ago. As I recall the essence of the research showed that the oil had properties that appeared in the lab to give UV protection but that this is actually somewhat different than actual testing to see how it performs on skin.

I bought some from Markey at www.gardenofwisdom.com and used it under my mineral makeup and felt like it did help reduce sunburns. I then found a raspberry oil CO2 which I liked better as the scent was nicer and it seemed my skin really liked it. I just ran out and intend to buy some more from Markey.

If you go to the gardenofwisdom forum, I think there are old posts about some who use it as sunscreen and believe it to be effective.

I like it but am fairly certain that it doesn't actually have a SPF in the 30s-40s.
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