Sunscreen

Sunscreen Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond or olive oil (can infuse with herbs first if desired, Chamomile, Lavendar, or others of your choice)  For me it depends on what is in the garden.
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (natural SPF 4)
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide to make a natural SPF of around 20+
  • Optional: up to 1 teaspoon Red Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Optional: up to 1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil
  • Optional: up to 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons Shea Butter (natural SPF 4-5)
  • Optional: Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or others. Depending on whether or not you infuse the oils with herbs, you may want to be consistent. Example Lavendar Herbs/Lavendar Oil.

Directions for the Sunscreen

  1. Combine ingredients except zinc oxide in the top of a double boiler
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
  3. Put the upper pan over the bottom and wait for it to heat.
  4. As the water heats the upper saucepan will heat, the ingredients in the pan will start to melt. Stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted,  remove the top pan from the bottom and add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!
  5. Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated.
  6. Use as you would regular sunscreen. Use within six months.

Additional Notes:

  • Experiment with the amount of beeswax to determine the thickness you like.
  • DO NOT inhale the Zinc Oxidee
  • Store in Fridge
  • This recipe can be used for lotion if you eliminate the Zinc Oxide
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