Recipe of the Month: DIY Natural Sunscreen

As Summer winds down and we prepare for cooler temps, we may forget to be as diligent about sun protection. But using sunscreen is no less important in daily life. This recipe provides you with an easy, safe and effective sun screen that is free of harsh chemicals and/or additives.

  • 1/2 c jojoba oil
  • 1/4c shea butter
  • 1/4 c beeswax
  • 2 tbsp of non-nano zinc oxide
  • 1 tsp carrot see oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Place all ingredients but zinc oxide in metal bowl. Place bowl over saucepan with water on medium heat (bowl should not be touching water in saucepan). Warm gently until all ingredients are melted. Slowly incorporate the zinc oxide in the warmed mixture. (Use mask as not to inhale the zinc oxide dust.) Once the mixture is well incorporated, transfer to air tight jar. This product should be good to use for up to 6 months. It will need to be reapplied following swimming and activity.

 

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