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Homemade Sunscreen

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Worried about chemicals in skincare products? Make your own homemade sunscreen.Make your own Homemade Sunscreen - Concerned about unknown chemicals in commercial lotions? Make your own Homemade Sunscreen with whole natural ingredients to protect your skin.

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 skincare 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
double boiler


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 smoothly! 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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Thursday 11th of May 2017

What level of SPF would this be? I always wear at least 30 spf though my dermatologist told me last year that the number doesn't really mean all that much. though maybe he meant once it was that high going spf 50 wouldn't be much different.

Diana Rambles

Thursday 11th of May 2017

I believe it's about 30-50. Coconut oil and shea butter both have some SPF to them. The Red Raspberry Seed Oil has the most, plus the zinc oxide. I wish I could share a little of mine with you. I made a double batch and I think it's going to last me all summer. I was in the sun for a few hours on Tuesday and I didn't burn! :D

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