Recipe for Natural Sunscreen

Recipe for Natural Sunscreen
Do you want to protect your skin in a natural way? There's no need to use sunscreens that are filled with chemicals. Sure, there are natural sunscreens on the market, but it is much better to make your own. That way, you can have full control over the ingredients.

Each of these ingredients have been hand selected for their special properties. Many oils and other moisturizing ingredients have a natural SPF content. Did you know that red raspberry seed oil has an SPF of 20-30, for example? Coconut oil and shea butter also have a sun protection factor.

As a disclaimer, you shouldn't rely on this recipe. If you know you need a certain SPF, you should consult with your doctor to learn about your best options. It could be that you should buy a sunscreen with a proven SPF that you can rely on. Here's the recipe:

Natural Sunscreen Recipe:


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup grated beeswax
2 tablespoon shea butter
1 tablespoon red raspberry seed oil
1 tablespoon carrot seed oil
2 tablespoons zinc oxide
10 drops lavender, vanilla, or rose essential oil (optional)


Add all the ingredients except for the essential oils into a glass Mason jar that is just large enough for all the ingredients. Place the jar into a large saucepan and then fill with water. Be sure to choose a jar that is large enough to fit all the ingredients.

Set the heat to medium and bring the water to a boil. As soon as all the oils heat through and the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter are completely melted, turn off the heat.

Wearing gloves that will protect your hands from the heat, remove the Mason jar from the pan. Remove the lid and add the essential oils. Cover the jar again and shake vigorously to distribute all the ingredients.

Let the mixture cool before applying to the skin.

Before getting started, you should take the time to buy quality ingredients. This is especially true of the zinc oxide. Buy a grade that is made for skincare, and when you handle it, make sure that you don't inhale it. You should also buy organic oils, if possible. This sunscreen can be used in place of regular sunscreen. However, you should definitely consult with your doctor or dermatologist first.

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