Create Your Natural Sunscreen Lotion With This Recipe!
Sun season is finally upon us. We are now enjoying longer days and higher temperatures. We have started going to the beach, spending more times outdoor and as a result exposing our skin to the sun for longer hours.
Everything we use on our skin gets absorbed within 30 seconds! There are many ingredients that are used in the production of most sunscreens that have been linked to cancer and hormone imbalances.
There are no safety standards in the US for the ingredients used in sunscreen! And yet the common population uses these products for half the year.
“The sun is essential for your health. Without the sun, most plants couldn’t grow and our body and immune system would break down from a lack of Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is crucial for your hormonal system and immune system.”
Alternatively, we suggest and highly recommend that you make your own natural sunscreen lotion at home following the recipe and instructions below:
– ½ cup almond or olive oil (can infuse with herbs first if desired)
– ¼ cup coconut oil (natural SPF 4)
– ¼ cup beeswax
– 2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide (Zinc Oxide is a mineral that is used on the skin to treat rashes, minor burns, chapped skin and other minor skin irritations. It won’t be absorbed by the skin but be careful not to inhale the powder).
You can also add oils and butters but these are optional.
Up to 1 teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil, up to 1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil, up to 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons Shea Butter (natural SPF 4-5), Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or other natural extracts to suit your preference.
- Combine ingredients except zinc oxide in a pint sized or larger glass jar.
- Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
- Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.
- As the temperature increases, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Stir occasionally to mix them together. When everything has melted, add the zinc oxide and stir. Once it is well mixed, pour it into the jar or tin you will use for storage.
- Keep stirring occasionally during the cooling process and store at room temperature.
Keep in mind that this homemade sunscreen will not pump well in a regular lotion pump.
Let us know how that turns out! We are eager to hear your feedback.