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DIY Sunscreen Recipe
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Since we are on the topic of natural skin care, I would like to share with you a DIY sunscreen recipe that would be excellent for your beach vacation!
That is how you will have full control over the ingredients you use (and skip the harmful toxic chemicals such as parabens and petroleum derivatives); tweak the recipe according to your preferences and needs, and last but not least – contribute to the eco-friendly lifestyle and help Earth become a cleaner and safer space to live on!
OK, let’s see what ingredients we are going to need for this super easy DIY sunscreen formula!
DIY Sunscreen Recipe
1 Tbsp. Beeswax (grated or in pastilles)*
4 Tbsps. Shea butter
4 Tbsps. Coconut butter
2 Tbsps. Zinc oxide** (non-nano)
A few drops Essential oils of choice (except citrus ones)*** – optional
Mix the oils in a double boiler and heat them. Add the beeswax and stir until it is fully melted. Next, put on a mouth mask (just in case) and add the zinc oxide. Stir well until everything is fully blended. Add the essential oil, if desired, and stir again.
Store in a glass container in the fridge. When going to the beach, put your homemade sunscreen away from direct sunlight (preferably in an insulated cooler bag).
*If you do not wish to use animal products (such as the beeswax), you can prepare the vegan version with any organic plant emulsifier.
**Also, you can adjust the SPF factor by changing the quantity of the zinc oxide. Here is how!
To increase the sun protection factor, we can add non-nano zinc oxide in our natural DIY sunscreen recipes. To reach the desired sunblock, follow the data in the table below:
SPF 2-5: 5% zinc oxide
SPF 6-11: 10% zinc oxide
SPF 12-19: 15% zinc oxide
SPF ≥20: 20% zinc oxide
***Citrus essential oils cause photosensitivity and could be harmful to the skin! These include Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, Tangerine, Wild orange essential oils, etc.
Want more DIY sunscreen recipes? Worry not! I have prepared for you a lot more natural non-toxic beauty formulas for the whole body – cellulite remedies, anti-stretchmark lotions, exfoliators, softening body butter recipes, and so on and so on in ”Homemade Beauty Products for the Body: Body Lotion, Massage Oil, Organic Body Butter, Sun Screens, Natural Body Scrub, Fat Burning Lotion, and Non-Aluminum Deodorant Recipes, and more”
– Nourishing body butters and lotions;
– Non-toxic sunscreen recipes;
– Natural after-sun and sunburn treatment formulas;
– Cleansing and healing body scrubs and exfoliators;
– Anti-cellulite treatments and massaging oils;
– Nourishing and anti-aging hand cremes and masks;
– Nail strengthening procedures;
– and much more…
Stay tuned for more recipes!
‘Till next time!
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