There are many reasons to be concerned with commercial sunscreens. Some even chose not to use it at all. Most of us still want some protection when we are out in the sun for long periods of time to protect our skin from sun damage.
If you are looking for an alternative to commercial sunscreens this homemade sunscreen recipe is a great option.
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Almond Oil
- 1/4 Cup Bees Wax pastilles
- 2 tbsp. Zinc Oxide (this is a non-nano version)
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
- 1 tbsp. Rose hip Seed Oil
- Essential oils
In a double boiler, warm the olive oil, almond oil, and beeswax on low heat until the bees wax is melted.
Once all of the bees wax pastilles are melted, remove the oils from the heat. Add in the zinc oxide powder, and whisk until combined. Once it is incorporated into the oils, add the vitamin e oil, rose hip seed oil, and essential oils and whisk again. Pour the mixture into a jar to store. Any small glass jar will do - even an empty jar from jam, baby food, yeast, etc. works great. Put in the refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes.
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