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Worried about chemicals in skincare products? Make your own homemade sunscreen.
We are an active fit family! We regularly walk, bike, and camp together. All that activity means that we spent a lot of time outside. I sunburned quite easily as a child, so my parents always made sure that I was covered with sunscreen and appropriate clothing. I’ve continued to apply sunscreen before going out in the sun but I still got skin cancer last year. My fair skin gets checked regularly by a dermatologist, so the basal cell carcinoma was a small spot that was completely removed with a simple office procedure. I will continue to be vigilant about protecting my skin in the sun.
I am concerned about my family’s health and well-being. When I was researching skin cancer, I discovered that a lot of skin care products contain chemicals that are bad for you. This got me wondering if commercial sunscreens are safe or not. I haven’t found an answer, but I have decided to keep my family’s skin safe by making my own homemade sunscreen. I am using whole ingredients that I feel are safe. Create your own to keep your family safe.
DIY Homemade Sunscreen
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup jojoba oil
1/4 cup beeswax (increase or decrease to think or thicken your sunscreen)
2 Tbsp shea butter.
1 Tbsp vitamin E oil
25 drops red raspberry seed essential oil
2-4 Tbsp non-nano zinc oxide powder
Set up the double boiler. I used a metal bowl over a pan with shallow water.
Place the coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, and vitamin E oil in the top pan/bowl.
Stir these ingredients together until melted.
Remove the pan/bowl and stir in the red raspberry seed essential oil.
Stir in the zinc oxide powder. This will require a bit of stirring to get it fully mixed in.
Store in an airtight container. I put most of the homemade sunscreen in a wide mouth jar with the rest in a small baby food jar to take on the go.
I love the feel and smell of this sunscreen. It looks gritty in the jar, but it goes on so smooth! It contains so many ingredients that are good for your skin. I tested it by applying to one arm while putting commercial sunscreen on the other arm when I went biking last week. Neither arm got burned.
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