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Urban Farm Collection

Summer Balm

Summer Balm

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4 oz tin

Soften the sunshine with this all-natural, chemical free balm. We love the sun, and most people don't get enough of it, but long days at the amusement park and the beach can end in burns! So, we crafted this gentle tallow-based mineral balm with 20% zinc oxide, which is comparable to SPF 30. Nourish your skin, and enjoy those rays!


  • toxic polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs - which oxidize in the sunlight + damage skin)
  • parabens
  • phthalates
  • preservatives
  • petrochemicals (such as oxybenzone) 


Conventional sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors that can cause hormonal issues, birth defects, and even lead to various types of cancer. Many different harmful chemicals end up coming into contact with your skin, and your lungs when inhaled. Many sunscreens contain toxic polyunsaturated fats, which oxidize in the sun and damage the skin. They can increase the risk of lipid per-oxidation in your skin which, in essence, means to fry your skin cells in the sun. In addition to this, there is not substantial evidence that conventional sunscreens can protect from the most severe form of skin cancer: melanoma. The risks far outweigh the rewards when it comes to typical sunscreens! 

The Benefits of Sunlight

  • Generates the production of vitamin D
  • Enhances bone health
  • Prevents disease and enhances immune system
  • Promotes good mental health and overall wellbeing
  • Reduces stress
  • Supports a healthy sleep rhythm and more restful sleep

Ingredients: Beef Tallow, 20% dilution of non-nano zinc oxide, 1% dilution of peppermint and lavender essential oils

How to use: Apply to exposed skin. Let it dry before getting wet. Reapply as necessary if you're swimming or sweating a lot. (Every 45 minutes if in water) 

The Benefits

Tallow is naturally low-PUFA, which means that it doesn't oxidize in sun, and maintains its structure and health for the skin during sun exposure. The fatty acids in tallow are more bioavailable than plant based oils because tallow is much closer in molecular structure to the oils our own skin produces. Tallow is non-comedogenic, locking in moisture without clogging your pores. 

Zinc Oxide is a natural sun protectant and a wonderful alternative to chemical-ridden conventional sunscreens.

Non-nano zinc oxide is not small enough to absorb into the skin, so it sits atop the skin to provide a layer of protection. For long days at the beach or working in the hot sun, zinc oxide helps deflect those rays. 

Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender oil has long been used to help soothe burns and irritations, and just so happens to be a helpful tool in sun protection as well. Lavender oil does not have an official SPF rating, but it is often used in natural sunscreen recipes because it has a natural SPF of about 6. It is calming and soothing for the skin, and can *help* protect your skin from burning in prolonged sun exposure. 

Peppermint Essential Oil: Not only is peppermint essential oil cooling to the skin, it also has a natural SPF of about 6. Word of caution for breastfeeding mamas, peppermint essential oil is known to decrease milk supply so use with caution when breastfeeding!

Note: This product does not make any claims, it merely contains ingredients known to help protect the skin from sunburns. This products makes no guarantee on efficacy. Please practice safe sun exposure. Do a trial patch on your skin to make sure it gives you the protection you're desiring. This product contains zinc oxide in a 20% dilution. None of the information in this post is approved by the FDA, do your own research as always and make informed choices for what goes in and on your body. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

love how this smells and rubs in for optimal protection. also use for my little girls sensitive skin for diaper rash

Olivia Welch

My whole family loves this stuff! Sunscreen is one of the things I’ve been slower to transition because my husband and one of my toddlers have incredibly fair skin that’s been prone to blistering in the sun.
We’ve used this for several outings and mornings/evenings in the backyard and there’s been no burns!
It also smells SOO good and rubs in very easily. I can get both my toddler boys covered in less than 5 minutes..

Stefanie G

Finding a sun balm that has clean ingredients, has a good consistency, and is affordable is so hard. This sun balm does all of those!! It feels good on our skin while protecting us when we are in the sun for extended periods of time. Highly recommend!

Crystal Duval
Summer Balm

We tried this out today at the pool . My girl put it on herself - woah!!!!! I mean, seriously- that’s how easy it is to apply - a kid can do it themselves!! I joke, but not about the quality of this balm. It is headed to Church Camp this week . Thank you for making this wonderful product .