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)

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is completely mixed.
  4. Apply as you would regular sunscreen. It will need to be reapplied after swimming. Best if used within six months.
  5. 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.