Product Review: Elemental Herbs Herbal Sunscreen, Lip Balm & Healing Goop

Photo: Courtesy of Elemental Herbs

Company: Elemental Herbs

Item(s) tested:

  1. Sun Screen SPF 20 ($8.99 for 1oz)
  2. All Good Goop Organic Healing Balm ($8.50 for 1oz)
  3. Lip Balm The Original SPF 12  ($3.50)

Where item(s) can be purchased:Online & Across U.S. at independent retailers (click here to see a list)

The claim of the products: Each product incorporates organic herbs and ingredients that have been used as remedies to heal and sooth for generations.

What is great about the product:

Lip Balm The Original SPF 12

  • USDA Certified Organic Original Ingredients: Organic Calendula, Organic Comfrey, Organic Lavender, Organic Plantain and Organic Yarrow Infused in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Organic Beeswax, Organic Essential Oils and Vitamin E.
  • Oxybenzone free (this is the reason the SPF went from 15 down to 12 the removal of this harmful chemical).
  • Smooth texture (not rough like some organic products).
  • Lasted up to 3 hours before reapplying.
  • USDA Organic Certified product.
  • Also available in Sweet Tangerine and Cool Spearmint.

Sun Screen

  • Ingredients: Organic Green Tea Leaves and Organic Rose Hips infused in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Shea Butter, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Vitamin E. Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 25% (non-nanoparticle).
  • Very light smell, like wet clay that goes away once the product dries.
  • Extremely water proof (you will need to scrub to get it off).
  • Moist not dry like some natural sunscreens that have zinc and go on like a powder versus a lotion.
  • Tested on a red-head’s delicate skin and kept her from turning pink while in the sun for 2 hours between 11am and 1pm.
  • When you get in your eyes it does not sting.
  • Sunscreen is biodegradable when washed down the sink or tub.

All Good Goop Healing Balm

  • Ingredients: Organic Calendula*, Organic Comfrey*, Organic Lavender*, Organic Plantain* and Organic Yarrow* infused in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil* with Pure Beeswax, Vitamin E and Lavender Essential Oil. *Certified Organic by USDA/NOP.
  • Applied on cuts (kids scraped knee in the playground).
  • Applied on chapped lips.
  • Applied on diaper rash.
  • Applied on blisters.
  • Soothing when applied, does not sting like some anti-bacterial ointments.
  • Healing took less time (less than a day) compared to Polysporin.
  • Great for camping trips or travel.

What we loved about all products:

  1. Affordable price.
  2. Elemental Herbs production facility runs on solar power.
  3. Company headquarters are on an organic farm (that is also an education center).
  4. The majority of their products are USDA Organic Certified.
  5. They use recycled and recyclable packaging and shipping materials.
  6. Their company vehicles run on bio-diesel.
  7. They carry the following Third Party labels: Leaping Bunny.
  8. Members of: 1% for the Planet, B Corporation, Green America.

What is not so great about the product:

  1. We would like to see some 3rd part certification around their packaging & marketing materials.
  2. Would like to see their partnering policy of who they will create wholesale relationships with.

Grade from Green Living: A (The company's values are really reflected in the products. The products are effective and deliver on their claims).