With the warmer seasons quickly approaching we have to make sure that we stay on top of our skin care. As bad as we can’t wait for fun in the sun let’s not forget that the hot summer sun is anxiously awaiting to beam on us and potentially burn us. And although you may think you don’t need sunscreen…you do! Black, white, Mexican, Indian, Asian, it doesn’t matter honestly because your skin can and will dry out with too much exposure to the suns uv rays and not enough moisture. So allow me to introduce my d.i.y. sunscreen recipe filled with nothing but nature’s goodness. Take the time out to prep your skin by applying something natural to enhance that natural glow that the sun is waiting to gift us with. Take a peak below to view the step by step and ingredient list to the recipe I created. A simple, all natural, homemade sunscreen that smells amazing, is sensitive skin friendly, and guaranteed to keep your skin healthy, moisturized and smooth all spring/summer long!
1/4 cup coconut oil (unrefined)
2 tablespoons zinc oxide
1/8 cup beeswax (can substitute with candelilla wax if allergic but use half 1/8)
1/2 cup almond or olive oil (feel free to infuse with herbs first if desired)
1 teaspoon red raspberry seed oil (optional)
1 teaspoon carrot seed oil (optional)
2 tablespoons shea butter, natural SPF 4-5 (optional)
2-3 drops of vanilla extract essential oil or other natural extracts to suit your preference
- Mix ingredients except zinc oxide in a pint sized or larger glass jar.
- Fill a medium saucepan with a 1/6 cups of water and place over medium heat.
- Loosely adjust the lid on the jar and place it in the pan with the pan with water.
- As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Stir occasionally to mix them.
- When all ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage.
- Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is mixed in well.
- Store at room temperature
Please note that this sunscreen is not waterproof and will need to be reapplied after. Discard after 6 months.