How to make your very own DIY Natural Sunscreen at home
Have you ever done any of your own research into conventional sunscreen ingredients? You will be very shocked to find out what you have been putting on your skin and that of your children, I am sure! If you can’t use a natural and organic sunscreen, then we would strongly suggest creating and making some of your very own. There are some natural ingredients that have their very own natural SPF (sun protection factor) and can be used to easily formulate your own natural sunscreen at home.
Ingredients considered to have low SPF are the following (please note these are merely suggested SPF levels)
- Sweet Almond Oil – Around 5 SPF
- Organic Coconut Oil – Around 4 – 9 SPF
- Zinc Oxide (non-nano version, meaning it won’t be absorbed by the skin) – Around 2 – 20 SPF, depending on how much is used
- Red Raspberry Seed Oil – Around 25 -50 SPF
- Carrot Seed Oil – Around 35 – 40 SPF
- Raw Unrefined Shea Butter – Around 4 – 6 SPF
- Sesame Seed Oil - between 4 – 10 SPF
When it comes to sun exposure it seems that you might need to use a bit of common sense. There is plenty of evidence that suggests that too much sun exposure is not good for your skin. However, Vitamin D from the sun is an essential vitamin that our bodies need to promote calcium absorption & healthy strong bones. It also strengthens the immune system and promotes neuro-muscular health. Once again a healthy balance of sun exposure and taking the necessary precautions of using a natural sunscreen seems to be the answer.
DIY recipe for natural sunscreen
What you need
¼ cup Organic Beeswax
2 tablespoons Zinc Oxide (non-nano version)
1 teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil - optional
1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil – optional
2 tablespoons Raw Unrefined Shea Butter
1 glass consol jar or recycled glass jar
- Place all the above ingredients into your glass jar except the Zinc Oxide.
- Fill a medium size pot with a couple of inches of water and place over medium heat.
- Put the lid on the jar loosely and place the jar (with its’ contents) in the pot with the water.
- As the jar heats, the ingredients will gradually start to melt, stir occasionally.
- Once all the above ingredients are nicely melted into each other add the Zinc Oxide and stir well. Be sure to properly stir in the Zinc Oxide powder.
- You can now pour the mixture into smaller glass jars for easy storage.
- Be sure to store at room temperature.
Your natural sunscreen can make great summer gifts for friends and family! We hope you will enjoy making this DIY natural sunscreen recipe and be sure to share it with all your friends. For questions and comments please do not hesitate to contact us.