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DIY Sunscreen That's Easy to Make

Have you ever considered making your own sunscreen? It's easier to make than you think. Find out why you should avoid traditional sunscreens from the store (hint: there are full of harsh chemicals), and learn how to make your own DIY Sunscreen. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Keyword: diy skincare, skincare, sunscreen
Servings: 6 containers (2 oz each)
Author: Don't Mess With Mama

Equipment

  • Double boiler
  • 2 oz. roll-up containers

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, add coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax and zinc oxide (non nano).
  • Stir until beeswax is melted in mixture.Remove from heat, and add Lavender essential oil.
  • Fill these 2 oz. roll-up containers or 2 oz. jars to make about 6 sunscreen containers to take on the go. You can use bigger containers too - it's totally your preference. You'll have about 12 oz of sunscreen with this recipe.
  • Let the sunscreen cool for at least two hours before use, and store in a cool, dry place. 

Notes

How to Use
Once it's cooled down, it'll have a thick consistency. Just put a dollop in your hands and rub together and then spread on the skin. Repeat until skin is evenly coated. Be sure to reapply at least every 45-60 minutes, especially if you're doing outdoor activities or swimming in the pool or ocean. 
Keep it out of direct sunlight. It has the beeswax to keep it from completely melting but direct sunlight and a hot environment may make it lose its solid-like consistency.