Soak Up the Sun This Summer with Chemical-Free Sunscreen and More

If you worry about what you're putting on or in your body to protect your skin and self this summer, read on to learn more about healthy options available at the Raby Institute. 


chemical-free sunscreen, jet lag sprayYou've probably seen the headlines in passing: "10 Worst Sunscreens", "Avoid These Sunscreens", and more. But you don't have to fear what you put on your skin, if you do a little research and buy wisely.

Instead of telling you what not to buy this season, the knowledgeable staff in the Raby Institute on-site apothecary, Alma, has put together a quick guide on helpful and healthy summer products.


Let these three items help fill your summer schedule with fun, not fear, and stay tuned for more throughout the season.


Epicuren Zinc Oxide Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 27: Pay attention to what you put on your skin-the body's largest organ-because it just may be affecting your health. Many sunscreens contain known endocrine disruptors and other chemicals that affect how the body functions. This sunscreen, however, it totally free of chemicals and parabens found in standard sunscreens. Instead, it is full of antioxidants that help protect skin from the free radicals that damage skin cells and cause premature aging.


Naturopathica Gotu Kola Healing Balm: Indian women have used the gotu kola plant, recognized for its strong wound-healing abilities, for centuries. The plant inhibits the inflammatory process by stimulating collagen synthesis, and increases the level of antioxidants in newly formed tissue. Use this rich balm to help repair dry skin following too much sun, or any wounds from spending time outdoors this summer.


Liddell Laboratories Jet Lag Spray: If you're traveling between time zones this summer, check out this jet lag homeopathic spray. Avoid sleeping pills, and try this easy spray to keep your body clock in check during your summer travel.  It helps prevent or minimize: tiredness, dehydration, sleeplessness, and other feelings associated with long travel.


For more information on these products and other holistic health options for summer, stop by the Raby Institute or call (312) 276-1212. You can also browse items online at

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