Amazing Homemade Sunscreen – Perfect Solution For This Summer
Do you love sun as much as I do, but hate chemicals in sunscreen? Than the perfect solution for you is homemade sunscreen!
I always loved that warm feeling of sun on my skin. As a kid I never wanted to put a sunscreen on because I wanted to get as much as tanned as I can. But only later when I grew up I started to get worried about my skin being exposed to sun. As a HUGE nature lover, my motto is kinda ” never put anything on your skin what you can’t eat”.
I also wanted to mention a few things about sun people in past years know how to avoid on sunny days :
- Wear wide – brimmed hat and long sleeved shirts and pants.
- Avoid being outside during the day when the sun rays are the hottest
- But if you have to, seek shade under a tree, umbrella…
My newest favorite way to protect my skin is homemade sunscreen which I started using recently.
- 1 oz. coconut oil
- 0.8 oz. shea butter
- 0.1 oz. jojoba, sesame, or sunflower oil
- 0.1 oz. Vitamin E oil
- 30 drops essential oils, optional – I use 15 lavender, 10 eucalyptus, 5 peppermint
- zinc oxide powder (determine amount for 2 oz. of lotion)
Add coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba/sesame/sunflower oil to a makeshift double boiler. (To make your own double boiler, place a Pyrex measuring cup containing ingredients inside a small pot filled with a few inches of water). Heat gently until shea butter is just melted. Remove from double boiler and allow to cool a little. Put on a mask that covers your nose and mouth (to avoid breathing in the fine particles of zinc oxide powder), and measure out your zinc oxide. Add zinc oxide, Vitamin E oil, and optional essential oils to the other ingredients. Stir well to combine. Store in a dark jar in the refrigerator.
Apply liberally to exposed skin. Reapply every few hours, or more often if swimming or sweating.
You should know this :
This homemade sunscreen has about a 6 month shelf life, and should be refrigerated when not being used.