DIY All Natural Sunscreen

June 12, 2014

DIY All Natural Sunscreen

I don't know about you, but I'm not okay with all those chemicals in sunscreen. For the past couple years I have been using straight raw Shea butter as sunscreen. Since I have darker skin, don't stay out for too long and a reapply continuously, it works really well. Now that I have kids that like to play outside for hours, I need something a bit more protective for them. Here are some recipes that have 30 SPF+... Sunscreen oil  spf 2 What you need: ¼ cup Shea Butter (contains a SPF of about 6) ¼ cup Coconut Oil (contains a SPF of about 10) 1 tbsp Almond Oil (contains a SPF of about 5) 1 tbsp Jojoba oil 10 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil and 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. If you don’t have Helichrysum just use more lavender 2 tbsp Zinc Oxide Powder – Adding in the Zinc Oxide Powder will automatically make this recipe contain an SPF of 30. Helichrysum is a great essential oil for tissue regeneration as well as moisture retention. Sunscreen Cream ¾ cup cocnut oil, almond oil, olive oil, or whatever carrier oil you prefer ¼ cup beeswax 2 tbsp. zinc oxide 10 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil and 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. If you don’t have Helichrysum just use more lavender Directions: Add all of the ingredients into a glass bowl.  Leave the zinc oxide powder and essential oils out until the end. Boil some water in a pot, and place the glass bowl over it, creating a double broiler. Bring the water down to a simmer, and stir the ingredients until everything has melted together. Remove from the heat, and add the zinc oxide powder and essential oils, mix well. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or other container. I used a pump top for the sunscreen oil and a 4oz. mason jar for sunscreen cream.  
  Time saver sunscreen from doterrablog.com What you need: 1 tube dōTERRA Spa Hand and Body Lotion 12 drops of  dōTERRA Helichrysum essential oil 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide Directions: Add ingredients to a 8-10 ounce empty lotion bottle and mix well by either stirring the mixture with a straw or shaking vigorously. Apply before sun exposure and reapply every couple of hours. Note: this recipe is not suitable for SPF protection during water-related activities.
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