Elemental Herbs develops new organic, zinc sunscreen

MORRO BAY, Calif. — Elemental Herbs, a maker of organic, nature-based healing products, has developed the new Sun Stick sunscreen SPF 30, an organic, zinc sunscreen in a stick applicator.

In addition to the protection of zinc, which goes on clear, the Sun Stick formula also includes certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado. The sunscreen offers broad UVA/UVB protection and is chemical-free and coral-reef-safe.

Providing hassle-free application that won't mess hands, the Sun Stick is an ideal year-round product for everyone from snowboarders and skiers —­ who don't need to remove their gloves to apply —­ to surfers who want coverage without sticky, sandy hands, to moms in need of on-the-go protection for their little outdoor enthusiasts.

Available in 0.6-oz sticks in unscented or vanilla formulas, Elemental Herbs Sun Stick sunscreen hits shelves in December. The suggested retail price is $7.99. Elemental Herbs products currently are available online and at more than 500 retailers nationwide, including health food stores, outdoor sports shops and high-end gift shops.