It’s that time of year when we are outside more and we need to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. This was always a dilemma for me. What is worse? the UV rays on my bare skin or the chemicals in the sunscreen? I opted for the no sunburn route but always hated the fact that I was slathering parabens and chemicals all over my kids bodies. I was thrilled when I discovered that I could make a natural sunscreen and whatever SPF I wanted by simply adding more zinc.
Natural Sunscreen – Approx. 30 SPF
½ oz. beeswax
2 oz. shea butter
2 oz. coco oil
3 Tbsp non-nano zinc
Melt all ingredients together.
Pour into an empty deodorant container and let harden
Apply by rubbing over the skin.
For a higher SPF simply add more Zinc. Each Tbsp of zinc adds 10 SPF