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Natural Homemade Sunscreen

Natural Homemade Sunscreen

It’s time to get ready and enjoy the sunshine this spring and summer.  Check out this great recipe for homemade sunscreen.  Make sure to have a look at the full article for hints and tips as well as additional safety precautions.

Natural Homemade Sunscreen

Ingredients:
• 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

Directions:
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.

To Use:
Apply liberally to exposed skin. Reapply every few hours, or more often if swimming or sweating.

http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-sunscreen/

Jabs, Betsy.  Homemade Sunscreen – It’s Natural and it Works!. Published May 6th 2013. www.diynatural.com/homemade-sunscreen.  Retrieved on April 24th 2015 from diynatural.com