Homemade Natural Sunscreen
1/2 cup carrier oil (almond, apricot, avocado, carrot seed, jojoba, fractionated coconut oil)
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup beeswax
2 TB shea butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E (to help preserve it)
2 Tablespoons Zinc oxide: non-nano, uncoated, not micronized (this won’t be absorbed into the skin).
1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil (optional)
1 teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil (optional)
Essential Oils (optional)
- Place the coconut oil, carrier oil, beeswax, shea butter, and vitamin E in a double boiler and simmer it on low till the ingredients are melted.
- Remove from heat and carefully whisk in the zinc oxide (do not inhale) and pour into a small jar or tin that you are storing in! I like small mason jars, I don’t recommend a bottle with a pump!
- Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is completely mixed.
- Apply as you would regular sunscreen. It will need to be reapplied after swimming. Best if used within six months.
- If you omit the zinc oxide it makes a great lotion or even easier, just add 2 TB of zinc oxide to your favorite natural lotion for a quick sunscreen. Make sure your lotion is not infused with citrus oils.