Look at a sunscreen bottle and you will see many long words in the ingredient list. Look at most product labels and you will see a long list of ingredients that ARE NOT NECESSARY for creating that product. I’m tired of crap being added products. I like things simple and healthy.
So here’s a really simple way to make your own sunscreen. The research and consclusions are not conclusive about sunscreens and their safety/cancer risk, but I prefer to leave my skin uncovered for 20 minutes or so in order to absorb Vitamin D, then cover up with this sunscreen. It takes a little extra effort to rub in so you do not look like a white ghost, but its surprisingly nice to wear and feels good for the skin.
I used someone else’s recipe. I have no affiliation with her. Link to it here: http://wellnessmama.com/2558/natural-homemade-sunscreen-recipe/
This recipe leaves some options, so I decided to use olive oil and coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E oil. I also added 2 tablespoons of titanium dioxide, which is another sun blocking ingredient like zinc oxide. I’ve read enough to feel safe in putting these compounds on our family’s skin (when the particle sizes are NOT nano, so they do not absorb into the skin apparently).
Just to note, I found that I needed to get the temperature on the stove higher than I thought initially in order to melt the beeswax.
I bought all of these ingredients on Amazon and found the best prices and well reviewed products.
Have fun this summer!