11 Best Organic Baby Sunscreens

Last updated on January 19th, 2023 at 02:29 pm

Time to enjoy some sunshine with your baby but want to keep them protected? Our complete guide will give you all the information you need to select the best organic baby sunscreen for your little one.

Cute baby laying on an innertube at the beach.
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Your baby is sitting on the sandy beach playing with their favorite organic toy, and you start wondering if the sunscreen you put on them is safe….. Well, If you are looking for the best options for non toxic baby sunscreen, you came to the right place. Our list will have something for everyone. We even included a convenient table so that you can sort through the 11 best organic sunscreens based on which categories matter most to you.

We won’t bore you with a bunch of fluff about the history of sunscreen and the potential harmful effects of ingredients contained in chemical sunscreens, but there are a few things we must say before we get into the list:

  • Unless recommended by your pediatrician, babies under 6 months should not wear sunscreen.
  • In real world settings, the use of sunscreen hasn’t shown to cause Vitamin D deficiencies.
  • Natural baby sunscreen is made using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredients. Although they do offer good protection from the sun, they do not offer as good of protection as chemical sunscreens. So we are left with a choice of the lesser of two evils, either more harmful UV rays from the sun or putting potentially harmful chemicals all over our baby’s skin…
  • Mineral sunscreen leaves a white film on skin compared to chemical sunscreen.

Table of Contents

Best Organic Baby Sunscreen Table

NamePrice per ounceRating# of reviewsGreen Business PoliciesWater ResistantSPF
Baby Bum Face Stick$22.204.62947380 minutes50
Goddess Garden Baby Mineral Sunscreen$16.654.5750480 minutes50
Bare Republic Baby Sunscreen Lotion Soft Stick$12.994.81195280 minutes50
Tru Baby Water & Play$6.504.6224340 minutes30
Coola Mineral Body Sunscreen$6.364.2202480 minutes50
Badger Baby Mineral Suscreen$6.204.7574540 minutes40
Raw Elements Certified Natural Sunscreen$5.664.1993580 minutes30
Babo Botanicals Baby Mineral Sunscreen$5.664.72578580 minutes50
Earth Mama Baby Mineral Sunscreen$54.1741340 minutes40
Think Baby Sunscreen$3.254.78011580 minutes50
Blue Lizard Baby Mineral Suscreen$34.85486280 minutes50

Best Organic Baby Sunscreen List

Think Baby SPF 50 Sunscreen

Think baby organic baby sunscreen SPF 50

We start out our best organic baby sunscreen list with Think Baby SPF 50. This made in the USA sunscreen is the first to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements and is also Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty free.

This non toxic baby sunscreen contains no PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, oxybenzone, avobenzone, petroleum, gluten, dairy, or toxic chemicals. It is highly biodegradable and does not contain any chemicals harmful to coral reefs. Its active ingredient is 20% non-nano zinc oxide, which is a larger percent than some of the other organic baby sunscreens on our list, ensuring your baby will be protected for up to 80 minutes of water play.

At just $3.25 per ounce, this is the second cheapest sunscreen on our list. Think Baby has a 4.7 average rating out of 8011 reviews, so thousands have been very satisfied with this product.

Think Baby isn’t only a feel good purchase because you know your baby will be protected from the sun’s harmful rays with a non toxic sunscreen, but also because some of your money will be going to great causes.

The Think Social program allows consumers to choose which charities receive donations. To date, they have donated:

  •   $175k+ The LIVESTRONG Foundation
  •    $99k Hurricane Harvey relief
  •   $20k Healthy Child Healthy World
  •   $25k for Haiti Earthquake victims
  •   $70k for Texas4000 non-profit
  •   $1k for Texas fire victims
  •   $15k+ for Environmental Working Group
  •   $7.5k Breast Cancer Fund
  •    $10k Pelatonia
  •   $5k CureSearch For Children’s Cancer
  •    $5k Habitat for Humanity
  •   $5k Live Sun Smart Foundation
  •   $5k Save The Whales
  •   $5k The Hunger Project
  •    $2.5k for Sierra Club  
  •   $5k Elephant Sanctuary

Think Baby checks all the boxes we look for in an amazing organic baby sunscreen. They have a non toxic, biodegradable formula. The company gives back to those in need and to protect our environment. It offers great protection from the sun and is affordable. The only knock we could find was that there was no mention about the packaging being recyclable or from recycled materials.

Ingredients: zinc oxide, purified water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract, capric caprylic triglycerides, sorbitan stearate (coconut based), methylabietate (pine wood resin), vegetable glycerin, cetyl dimethicone, hydrogenated castor oil, magnesium sulfate (epsom salt), sunflower oil, jojoba oil, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherols (vitamin E), olive oil, raspberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, hyaluronic acid (made from vegetable), currant

Babo Botanicals Baby Skin Mineral Sunscreen

Babo Botanicals mineral baby sunscreen

Next on our best organic baby sunscreen list is Babo Botanicals Baby Skin Sunscreen. The cost per ounce is $5.66, which is about average on our list, but nothing else about this mineral non toxic baby sunscreen is average.

Made in the USA, by a family owned certified B corportation, their sustainably sourced ingredients are 70% organic. This clinically tested formula recieved the highest rating from the Environment Working Group (EWG). It is Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty free

This SPF 50 protects for 2 hours or 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. In our research, we saw no mention of eco-friendly packaging, but they are helping our environment in other ways. They have even partnered with PETA and earned the PETA statement of assurance.

They support Our Plant For Change initiative used gardening to increase public health & awareness by promoting urban farming, educating children on gardening and nutrition, improving academic performance at schools and preventing disease through nutrition.

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% Inactive Ingredients: Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Water (Aqua). Certified Organic Ingredients

Badger Baby Mineral Sunscreen

Badger Baby must be included on our best organic baby sunscreen list because its made in the USA from 98% Certified non-GMO organic ingredients. This woman owned business does more for our environment than just produce an amazing organic baby sunscreen with only 7 simple ingredients, they also fight for workers rights and environmental protection.

This Certified B corp is committed to net zero admissions by 2030 and are the first sunscreen manufacturers to attain the protect land + seas certification. This seal verifies that a sunscreen product does not contain any ingredients or contaminants considered harmful to coral reef environments, sea turtles, and other aquatic life.

They are part of the climate collaborative that fight for bold action for climate change. During the #climatestrike they Shut doors and gave employees paid time off to volunteer and protest. They hosted a digital green out and donated 5% of proceeds to climate efforts. The sunscreen is made with clean solar power and packaged in 50% a PCR tube.

They also fight for worker and family rights. Their Co-CEO Rebecca Hamilton invited to testify before the us house ways and means committee in support of paid family and medical leave. They have also lobbied for a fair minimum wage and affordable child care. Their efforts for positive social and environmental change have not gone unnoticed.

They have won the 2022 real leaders impact award and 2021 best for the world environment award. Badger Baby is the type of company that anyone who cares about worker’s rights or our environment should love supporting and we are proud to support them by including them on our best organic baby sunscreen list.

Active Sunscreen Ingredient:
Uncoated Zinc Oxide 22.5%

Base Ingredients:
Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Vitamin E, Organic Calendula Flower Extract, Organic Chamomile Oil, Organic Seabuckthorn Fruit Extract

Raw Elements Certified Natural Sunscreen

Although it isn’t marketed to babies, Raw Elements Certified Natural Sunscreen is safe for all ages over 6 months and also safe for the environment. Developed by Brian Guadagno, an ocean lifeguard with a purpose of creating a positive impact on the world.

Raw Elements is committed to education, environmental awareness, and sun safety. They founded World Reef Day as a call to action for consumers, businesses, and organizations to reflect on the delicate ecosystem of our ocean’s coral reefs that are dying around the world.

This natural baby sunscreen is reef-safe, cruelty-free, non-GMO and biodegradable in recyclable packaging. It is EWG top rated and lasts up to 80 minutes while playing in water or sweating. It is 23% non-nano zinc oxide, which is the highest on our non toxic baby sunscreen list.

It is only SPF 30, so depending on the amount of time you will be in the sun and your skin type, it might not be enough coverage for all.

Active Ingredient: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide, Sunlfower Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E; Inactive Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Green Tea), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Black Tea), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Organic Hemp Seed Oil), Cera Flava (Organic Beeswax), Coffea Arabica Seed Extract (Organic Coffee Bean), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Organic Sunflower Oil), Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (Natural Mango Butter), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Natural Rosemary), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa Butter), Tocopherol; * USDA Certified Organic; ** Certified Natural

Blue Lizard Baby Sunscreen

With an average customer review of 4.8, Blue lizard Baby Mineral Sunscreen is the highest rated sunscreen on our best organic baby sunscreen list. At $3 per ounce, it is also the least expensive.

It is packaged using their trademark Smart Bottle Technology which causes the bottle to change colors and turn pink when in UV light. As cool as the bottle is, there is no mention of the bottle being recyclable or from recycled materials.

Where this sunscreen differs is that they use Titanium Dioxide as an active ingredient. Although the combination of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide better protection from the sun’s harmful rays, there are some concerns with Titanium Dioxide. Although still legal in the USA, titanium dioxide is currently being banned in the EU because it is a potential carcinogen.

Although it gets rave reviews from users and is the least expensive sunscreen on our best organic baby sunscreen list, we suggest doing further research into titanium dioxide before lathering up your baby in it.

Actives Titanium Dioxide 8% Zinc Oxide 10% Inactives Alumina Aluminum Stearate Beeswax C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate Caprylyl Glycol Cetyl Dimethicone Cetyl PEG/PPG -10/1 Dimethicone Chlorphenesin Dimethicone Disodium EDTA Ethylhexyl Palmitate Ethylhexyl Stearate Hexyl Laurate Hydrogenated Castor Oil Methyl Glucose Dioleate Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Phenoxyethanol Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate Polyhydroxystearic Acid Propanediol Purified Water Sorbitan Oleate Stearic Acid Tocopheryl Acetate Trimethylsiloxy silicate VP/Hexadecene Copolymer

Coola Organic Mineral Sunscreen

Coola Mineral Sunscreen is SPF 50 and lasts for 80 minutes of sweating or water play. We wanted to include it on our best organic baby sunscreen list, in part because the tubes it is packaged in are 100% recyclable plant-based tubes sourced from sugar cane, which is sweet for the environment.

The ingredients are 70% organic and sourced locally in what they call “farm to face”. It is cruelty free and they have teamed up with PETA in their support for animals. It contains some great ingredients we like to see in natural baby sunscreens including Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Buriti Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Prickly Pear Extract – that help fight free radicals and nourish skin.

Although it contains many great organic ingredients, it should be noted that it contains 3.5% titanium dioxide. 3.5% is a relatively small amount, but titanium dioxide is being banned in the EU because it is a potential carcinogen.

Goddess Garden Mineral Baby Sunscreen

Goddess Garden Baby Mineral Sunscreen is the first stick on our best organic baby sunscreen list. Using a stick to apply sunscreen is much more convenient as it prevents our hands from getting messy and is easier to apply an even amount over the entire body. The drawback of a stick is that it is a lot more expensive per ounce.

Goddess Garden Baby is $16.65 per ounce compared to the most expensive lotion on our organic baby sunscreen list at just $6.50. On the other hand, you wont waste sunscreen on your hands and being applied to heavily in certain areas.

Goddess Garden is made with sustainably sourced, certified organic, plant-based ingredients, in recyclable packaging. It is also Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT:  Zinc Oxide 21%, Inactive ingredients: Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) *, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Oryzanol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Certified Organic Ingredient

Earth Mama Baby Mineral Sunscreen

Earth Mama Mineral organic baby sunscreen.

Earth Mama Baby sunscreen is certified organic by the Oregon Tilth and Certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny. It has the highest rating by EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, so of course we had to include it on our best organic baby sunscreen list. It contains organic red raspberry seed oil, which has the highest naturally occurring SPF in the plant world.

At $5 per ounce, it is the second cheapest organic baby sunscreen on our list. The main disadvantage this sunscreen has compared to others on our list is that it only offers 40 minutes of water resistance, so you will have to keep that in mind while you are building sandcastles with your little one.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Fractionated Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Tocopherol, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula) Flower Extract* *Organic

Tru Baby Water & Play

Tru Baby water & play natural baby sunscreen.

Made in the USA, Tru Baby Water & Play sunscreen is PETA certified animal cruelty free. It is the only lotion on our non toxic baby sunscreen list that comes in a convenient 2 ounce travel size. The packaging is planet friendly, made from 100% recycled materials and BPA free.

Not only does it have eco-friendly packaging, it also is biodegradable. At $6.50 per ounce, it is the most expensive lotion per ounce on our list. The protection time is 80 minutes, which is the longest possible time, but it is only SPF 30, so those that spend lots of time outside or have fair or sensitive skin may want to choose an organic baby sunscreen with more protection.

Active Ingredients Zinc Oxide 20% (non nano) Inactive Ingredients Purified water Aloe barbadensis leaf juice Capric caprylic triglycerides (coconut) Sorbitan stearate (vegetable) Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate Hexyl laurate Hydrogenated methyl abietate (pine wood resin) Cetyl dimethicone (sand)Dimethicone Castor oil Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract Camellia sinesis (green tea) oil Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Punica granatum extract (pomegranate juice) Hyaluronic acid ethylhexlglycerin (vegetable) Polymaminopropyl biguanide

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick

Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick is the most expensive on our organic baby sunscreen list at $22.20 per ounce. Sunscreen sticks are always more expensive than lotions, but a little goes a long way with the sticks. This SPF 50 offers the maximum of 80 minutes of protection during water play.

Baby Bum sounds like an amazing company to work for, with their “work less live more” motto. They promote a fun work environment with surf breaks and ping pong games. Their formula is plant-based and made in the USA.

Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (19.2%), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oryzanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Bisabolol

Bare Republic Baby Sunscreen Lotion Soft Stick

Made in the USA, Bare Republic Baby Soft Stick is the highest rated on our best organic baby sunscreen list at 4.8. It is also the cheapest stick on our list at $12.99 per ounce. This is an environmentally friendly formula that offers SPF 50 protection for 80 minutes of water play.

They state that their packaging is made of recyclable or post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible….. When would it not be possible to have recyclable packaging?

Ingredients: Active: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 17.9% Inactive: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Ethyl Ferulate, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil, Isododecane, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane


This concludes our best organic baby sunscreen list. Hopefully our list was helpful to you and you were able to find a sunscreen to fit your specific needs. If you are looking for more non-toxic baby items, please check out our best eco-friendly baby products list for ideas. If you found this helpful, please forward it to anyone else you know that might find it useful. Together, we can make the world a better place for our children!