Turning All Your Kids’ Clothing Into UPF Clothing.

Since moving my fair-skinned family to Georgia last year, I’ve really had a baptism by fire(ball) when it comes to sun protection. Oh, sure, we took precautions in the sun up north, but the sun here is fiercer, hotter, and completely relentless. And is there anything worse than a little kid with a painful sunburn?

So, yes, I never thought I’d be excited about a laundry additive, but SunGuard may just be the answer to this southern mama’s prayers: Add a package to a load of laundry to wash in UPF 30 sun protection that lasts for 20 more washes! It’s invisible, too — it won’t change the color or feel of clothing at all. And you know this frugal mama danced a little jig when I saw it’s only $1.99/box. That’s equivalent to, what, maybe 2 ounces of sunscreen that’ll sweat off in ten minutes?

I haven’t tried it myself yet, but it is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation which is good enough for me. Now I can breathe a little easier, and hopefully put away the aloe for a while. –Mir

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1 Comment

  • Reply July 27, 2013


    This would be perfect for me. I have vitiligo and can’t be in the sun for more than 10 minutes or I burn…and living in CA makes this difficult.

    Not sure when you last bought this but it costs $3 a 1oz box (needed for one load of laundry) + $5 shipping = $8.00 for one load of clothes.
    It’s even more expensive on Amazon at $9.85 a box or $28.98 for 6 boxes + s&h.

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