This all natural suscreen recipe is from my wife Angel, who loves to make food and home and body care recipes that support people’s journey to optimal health. Check out my wife’s website and facebook page where she shares stories and pics about our life.
All-Natural Sunscreen Ingredients:
Natural Sunscreen Directions:
Mix raw unrefined shea butter with coconut oil with a mixer on medium speed until it looks whipped and creamy. (Add in optional zinc oxide powder and mix well.)
Add in essential oils. Blend together on low speed.
Place sunscreen in a glass jar with a lid.
These are the minimal ranges of each of these oils
Raw unrefined shea butter: 5 SPF
Coconut oil: 6 SPF
Carrot Seed essential oil: 28 SPF
Myrrh essential oil: 15 SPF
(Lavender essential oil: Great for soothing and repairing skin)
*Carrot Seed oil is an antioxidant and protects skin cells naturally. Aside from making sunscreen with this oil the medicinal benefits are amazing. It is great for digestive issues and for healthy joints. ()
This recipe does not expire!
*This great D. I. Y. recipe is NOT waterproof. Please reapply as needed.
*I recommend you reapply this sunscreen every two hours.
*This recipe makes an overall SPF of 28. However, please note that, as with any D. I. Y. recipe, the science will not be an exact match as products purchased in a store that have been industrially made and scientifically scrutinized.
Please use caution and test this on yourself on a less sun-intensive day before using it on your fair-skinned child or baby. Though there is less of an exact science behind this recipe, the benefits of a toxic-free and chemical-free sunscreen far outweigh the risks, though.