Why go for commercial chemical sunscreens when you can make your very own at home with 100% natural ingredients? Here are 5 recipes of homemade sunscreens to be tried.
Simple Homemade Sunscreens:
1. Natural Sunscreen SPF 30:
This is an all-natural sunscreen with SPF 30 because of the presence of its ingredients. If one desires a higher sun protection factor, the amount of zinc oxide in the recipe should simply be increased. To make this sunscreen lotion, the ingredients required are three tablespoon of beeswax pellets, ½ cup of shea butter, ½ cup of coconut oil and four tablespoon of zinc oxide. In a double broiler, place a glass bowl over boiling water and add the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil into it. Keep stirring it occasionally until it melts completely. Remove the bowl from the heat and add zinc oxide into the mixture. Stir in well with a hand mixer. Take a clean jar and pour the content on it and allow it to cool completely. When done, natural homemade sunscreen is ready to use.
2. Homemade Sunscreen:
To make this homemade sunscreen, the ingredients required are 1 ounce blend of sesame oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, avocado oil, soybean oil and peanut oil, one ounce of beeswax, one ounce butter blend of shea butter, mango butter or cocoa butter, one teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, four tablespoons of zinc oxide powder and 30 drops of your favourite essential oil. In a double broiler, start off by melting the beeswax, butter and the oils stirring occasionally. When done, remove from heat and add the vitamin E oil, zinc oxide powder and the essential oils and stir in with a hand mixer. Allow it to cool completely and then it is ready to use.
3. Natural Homemade Sunscreen Lotion:
This homemade sunscreen require ingredients like four tablespoons of zinc oxide powder, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of sesame oil, one teaspoon of beeswax and 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil. Heat all the ingredients in a double broiler stirring occasionally leaving out only zinc oxide powder. When done, remove from heat and add in the zinc oxide powder and mix in with a hand blender. Transfer it into an empty clean container and allow it to cool. When done, the sunscreen lotion is ready to use.
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4. Coconut Oil Sunscreen:
To make coconut oil sunscreen, the ingredients necessary are ¼ cup of coconut oil, ¼ cup of shea butter, 1/8 cup of sesame of jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons of beeswax granules, 2 tablespoon of zinc oxide powder, one teaspoon of red raspberry seed oil, one teaspoon of carrot seed oil and 5 drops of any of your favourite essential oil. On a double broiler, start off by melting the beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and sesame or jojoba boil, stirring in occasionally. When melted completely, remove from heat and add the zinc oxide powder, whisking the mixture. Put the mixture in the fridge for 15-20 minutes and then whip it again with a hand mixer. Add the raspberry seed oil, carrot seed oil and the essential oil of your choice and stir in. When done, store the sunscreen in a container and it is ready to use.
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5. Essential Oils Sunscreen:
To make this sunscreen, the ingredients required are one ounce of coconut oil, 0.8 ounce of shea or cocoa butter, 0.1 ounce of jojoba, sesame or sunflower oil, 0.1 ounce of Vitamin E oil, four tablespoons of zinc oxide powder and 30 drops of essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, rose, etc. Melt the shea or cocoa butter, coconut oil, jojoba, sesame or sunflower oil in a double broiler. Remove from heat and add the zinc oxide powder, Vitamin E oil and the essential oils. Blend in well with a hand mixer. Transfer the mixture into an empty clean container and allow it to cool. The sunscreen is ready to use.
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