Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DIY Natural Sunscreen

Homemade Sun Protection Cream

Looking for a more natural alternative to the chemical laden commercial sunscreens?  Many common oils have a natural sun protection factor...even using straight coconut oil can give you some protection from the sun's rays.

Here is my easy recipe:

6 oz Coconut Oil
5 oz Shea Butter
2 oz Beeswax
1 oz Red Raspberry Seed Oil
.5 oz Jojoba Oil

Essential Oils
1 ml lavender
1 ml eucalyptus
1 ml carrot seed

1.95 oz zinc oxide (non nano)

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a double boiler to melt.  Stir and let cool slightly.  Add essential oils and zinc oxide.  Stir well and pour into jars or tins.  Store in a cool place (cream will melt in the heat).  Apply often and always monitor your sun exposure.

Note:  Feel free to tweak recipe and experiment, research different oils that can be used and safety precautions regarding working with zinc oxide. 

Happy Summer!