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Green Diva Kate

Kate Bartolotta is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal and The Good Men Project. She is determined to change the world—one blog at a time. Connect with Kate on Twitter, Facebook and Google +.
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  2. Daniel Ogana (reply)

    July 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Please note that coconut oil is itself one of the best sunscreen we have. I wouldn’t follow your advise and add an non-natural sunscreen to the mix, the whole idea being ‘naturalness’ of the concoction. Thank you. Daniel.

    • Kate (reply)

      July 4, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      Actually, your response is only partially accurate. Coconut oil adds about a 20 SPF, and for many people that isn’t sufficient, especially if they are spending time in direct sun and have something on their skin that increases photo-sensitivity (like a citrus essential oil). Also, my suggestion was not for a “non-natural” sunblock, merely something more than sunscreen. There are so many wonderful mineral based and natural sunblocks available!

  3. delmetria millener (reply)

    July 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for this!

    Coconut oil is too oily for my skin. Is Vitamin E cream just as effective? And would sun screen need to be added to it as well?

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