DIY Sunscreen and Sunburn Cream

DIY Sunscreen and Sunburn Cream

After getting enough sunshine to help your body create vitamin D, we recommend moving to the shade or applying natural sunscreen. Most sunscreens contain harmful chemicals, like oxybenzone, that disrupt our hormones or cause toxicity. Only two active sunscreen ingredients are generally recognized as safe and effective (GRASE) by the FDA. They are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. The DIY sunscreen recipe below contains zinc oxide and other healthy, natural ingredients. If you happen to get too much sun, we also have a DIY sunburn cream recipe. It will sooth your skin and help reduce peeling. Enjoy that fresh air, sunshine, and vitamin D, but use these natural creams to avoid skin damage.

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The links in the recipe below take you to suggested ingredients. But do your own research and find the best deal at the best quality. These ingredients will total more than buying a natural sunscreen. However, they will make several batches that could save money in the long run. Decide based on your current financial situation. Also, you can use the leftover oils in our future DIY natural cosmetic recipes.

DIY Natural Sunscreen (SPF 35-40) and Sunburn Cream

Recipe by Joann LoyCourse: Skin CareCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

30

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calorieskcal

After getting enough sunshine to help your body create vitamin D, we recommend moving to the shade or applying natural sunscreen. Most sunscreens contain harmful chemicals. The DIY sunscreen recipe below contains zinc oxide and other healthy, natural ingredients.

Ingredients

Directions

  • DIY Natural Sunscreen
  • Add all ingredients except zinc into double boiler and melt, not letting get too hot
  • Pour into glass jar and add zinc last, being careful not to breath in the powder
  • Put lid on tightly and shake
  • Pour into final container
  • DIY Natural Sunburn Cream
  • Place aloe and essential oils into a jar and stir

Notes

  • Sunscreen: Apply to areas that will be exposed to the sun, after getting at least ten minutes of sunshine first. You may want to rub into the skin until the sunscreen is transparent.
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