Natural Homemade Sunscreen

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

2 Comments

  1. Hi JoAnne
    Just wondering where would you find the non nano zinc? Is this in powder form?
    Thankyou for the recipe ☺

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