Solar Buddies

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    Love sun protection, but not the sticky-icky feeling on your hands? Designed in the UK, and featured on dragons den, Solar Buddies creates a roll on sunscreen applicator that gently rubs in sunscreen (or do you call it sun cream?) without the mess. Simply fill with your favourite sunscreen to get started.

    At Mini Hippo, we stock Solar Buddies in a range of colours and for all ages. It comfortably holds 100ml of sunscreen. The Solar Buddy is better in plural just like it's name, so we now stock two packs in a mix of colours. Replacement heads are also available to make your Solar Buddies last even longer.


    How do I look after and clean Solar Buddies?

    It’s a good idea to clean your Solar Buddies sunscreen applicator monthly or when it becomes empty. Simply rinse with warm water and wipe down with a sponge. Leave out to air-dry.

    Avoid leaving your Solar Buddies in direct sunlight.

    How eco-friendly is Solar Buddies and can I recycle it?

    While it’s not perfect (it still requires plastic manufacturing) Solar Buddies is refillable. This means you can buy bulk sunscreen and refill your Solar Buddies applicator to reduce plastic waste. It’s a small change, but one that will add up over the years.

    Hard plastic can be placed in kerbside recycling. Recycling practices can vary between states and countries, so speak to your local council for details.

    Where does Solar Buddies come from?

    Solar Buddies began in The UK. Their products are manufactured in China and available worldwide. Solar Buddies have found a home an Australian home at Mini Hippo where Sunscreen Applicators should be handy for all parents. 

    Are there replacement parts for Solar Buddies?

    Yes, we now stock replacement heads so if your sponge or rollerball needs a freshen up you can replace just this part. 

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    Our story

    Founded in 2009, our family-run business was the first to introduce leak-proof bento-style lunch boxes to Australia and New Zealand.

    Today, our range and business has grown, but our mission remains the same: to hand-select high quality lunch products so you can feel relieved your kids are enjoying healthy food (well, occasionally).