A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Keep Cool in the Sun with Butterbean Organics: A Review & Giveaway #KeepingCool

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Keep Cool in the Sun with Butterbean Organics: A Review & Giveaway #KeepingCool

Welcome to the Keeping Cool in the Sun Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro.
It's HOT HOT HOT outside, but we're joining a group of bloggers are are ready to keep you cool in the sun with amazing giveaways all valued at $25 or more. Be sure to hop around to them all and don't miss the amazing Grand Prize from our Hosts - a Step2 WonderBall Fun House!


Camp. Camping. Nature Walks. Trips to the Zoo. The Park. The Beach.

Summer is in full swing, and for most of us that means we're spending a lot of time outside enjoying the warm weather! But with all the good sunshine comes a few little downfalls- sunburns and bug bites. And honestly, who wants to deal with that? I certainly don't! So, in our home  a good sunscreen and a good bug spray are an absolute MUST!

There is just one problem- my daughter's super sensitive, eczema prone skin!

I jokingly say that if you look at her funny, she'll break out- but I'm only part joking! She truly does have the most sensitive skin I've ever seen. This severely limits the products we can use on her skin. Anything with harsh chemicals, perfumes, etc are all out. But we NEED these summer products, so what are we supposed to do? Are there more natural alternatives?

Thankfully there are! Which is why I was thrilled to discover a fabulous little company called Butterbean Sunscreen:

The message of Butterbean is simple. It is about using healthy ingredients that protect the skin, while complimenting the relationship of people to their environment. Our whole body products are full of vitamins and antioxidants that effectively nourish and protect even the most sensitive skin. Making healthy choices in our everyday lives not only impacts our well-being, it also benefits our community and the environment.Good for people. Good for the Planet.

Sounds pretty great, right? I could not wait to try out my new Butterbean products!

Butterbean SPF 30 Simple Formula Sunscreen

  • Certified Organic Ingredients
  • Water and sweat resistant (to 80 minutes)
  • Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Non-nano particle, uncoated pure zinc oxide
  • Cruelty-free, reef safe, biodegradable
  • Top rated by the Environmental Working Group
  • Convenient, effective protection
Because of my daughter's tendency to break out, I am always very apprehensive when trying new lotions of any type. Thankfully, Butterbean Sunscreen did not present any issues for her! It went on smoothly and did not irritate her in the least! Plus with its various oils, it not only protected her against the sun, but also helped to keep her skin hydrated while wearing it as well.

But did it work? Yes! Unfortunately, I had the chance to see it in action when I accidentally missed a small area on my daughter's face. The areas around it were nice and pale, but that missed spot ended up a little red! It worked well for my older son as well, even through his time in the swimming pool.

Bug-a-boo bug spray

  • contains no synthetic chemicals/DEET free
  • Safely and effectively helps to repel insects
  • contains Certified Organic Essential Oils and Neem Oil
  • Soy free, gluten free, alcohol free, Non-GMO
  • Pleasant smell will not repel people
  • Lightweight bottle is recyclable
I don't know about where you are, but here in Indiana, it has been a very WET summer. Every time we turn around, it seems like its raining. Again. Unfortunately, this means an increase in mosquitoes! They are absolutely awful this year! A few nights ago I stepped outside for just 5-10 minutes and came in covered in bites! Let me tell you, this is NOT fun! Needless to say, this fantastic spray has been a blessing in our home this summer. It keeps the bugs away naturally, and actually smells really great too, unlike other bug repellent options on the market! I love it!

Butterbean Sunscreen and Bug Spray are not just good for the family, they are also good for the earth. Packaged in an eco-friendly metal pump/spray bottles, they are also refillable! 12 oz refill packages are available to keep you protected all summer long!

Overall, I was thrilled with my Butterbean products. They kept my family protected from sun and bugs, and were safe for the ENTIRE family to use! Truly a product I can feel great about using!

You can find out more and connect with Butterbean at the links below:

Visit the Website.
Like on Facebook.
Follow on Instagram.

And one very lucky reader is going to have the chance to win them for themselves with a 4 oz Sunscreen and 4 oz Bug Spray! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.
Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Keeping Cool in the Sun participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


  1. Two items I need so badly!!! I swear I have gone through numerous organic varieties of each and was not impressed! I would love to try this brand!!

  2. I love that these are safe and natural. It is hard to find good quality products.

  3. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)July 17, 2015 at 4:40 AM

    I like that these are 100% natural and certified organic.

  4. I am always looking for more natural products to use on kids, so this looks great!

  5. We are all organic in our house; these would be great to have.

  6. This would be great! We really need a safe natural bug repellent. The Mosquitos have been really bad this year :(

  7. This would be perfect for my sensitive skinned little ones! I am always leary of the harmful chemicals in most bug sprays and sunscreens -- it's nice to find another option.

  8. this would be great! we're always looking for good natural products for our kids!

  9. I have been trying to use more natural products, so I love that this is organic!

  10. Healthy sunscreen would be really great to have!

    -Hannah Avery

  11. I would love to try out some organic sunscreen and bug spray

  12. We go through tons of sunscreen and bug spray each summer, and I hate putting chemicals on my kids. I need to get some of this!

  13. I like that these are green for the environment. We use a lot of sunscreen and bug spray in the summer.

  14. I would love to try this out! I love that it's natural!

  15. I also have super sensitive skin so I use a lot of baby/children's products myself. Living in Florida, I feel like I always need to buy sunscreen.

  16. i'm excited about the sunscreen

  17. I would like to try this for my son. He has such sensitive skin.

  18. I have been looking for a good natural bug spray. The misquotes are so bad where I live!


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