Sunscreen Recipes

Ayurvedic Sunscreen Recipe

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Learn how to make your own Ayurvedic sunscreen with this easy recipe. Made with natural ingredients, this sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays while nourishing it at the same time.

Ayurvedic Sunscreen Recipe

Ayurvedic Sunscreen Recipe

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Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, emphasizes the importance of protecting the skin from the sun's harmful rays. One of the best ways to do this is by using an Ayurvedic sunscreen, which is made with natural ingredients that nourish the skin while providing sun protection. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your individual skin type.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Personal Care
Servings 8 ounces

Equipment

  • Glass jar or container with lid
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk or fork

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of carrot seed essential oil
  • 5 drops drops of turmeric essential oil

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, combine the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter. Heat over low heat until the ingredients are melted and well combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the aloe vera gel, almond oil, and sesame oil. Mix well.
  • Add in the zinc oxide and mix until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the lavender, carrot seed, and turmeric essential oils and stir until well mixed.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar or container and let it cool for about an hour.
  • Once the mixture is solid, your Ayurvedic sunscreen is ready to use!

Notes

  • The zinc oxide in this recipe will provide sun protection and the essential oils will nourish the skin.
  • You can adjust the amount of zinc oxide to suit your desired level of sun protection.
  • You can also swap out the essential oils for ones that suit your individual skin type.
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How to Use

 
  1. Cleanse and dry your skin before applying the sunscreen.
  2. Take a small amount of the sunscreen and apply it evenly to your face and body.
  3. Reapply every 2-3 hours or as needed.

FAQs

What is Ayurvedic sunscreen?

  • Ayurvedic sunscreen is a type of sunscreen that is made with natural ingredients and follows the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine.
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What ingredients are used in Ayurvedic sunscreen?

  • Ayurvedic sunscreen is typically made with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, aloe vera gel, almond oil, sesame oil, zinc oxide, and various essential oils.

Is Ayurvedic sunscreen as effective as traditional sunscreen?

  • Ayurvedic sunscreen uses natural ingredients that are designed to nourish the skin while providing sun protection. It can be as effective as traditional sunscreen, but it is important to choose a sunscreen that has the appropriate level of sun protection for your skin type.

Can Ayurvedic sunscreen be used on all skin types?

  • Ayurvedic sunscreen can be customized to suit different skin types by adjusting the ingredients and the amount of zinc oxide used. However, it is always best to patch test any new product before applying it to your entire body to ensure it doesn’t cause any irritation.
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Is Ayurvedic sunscreen safe for children?

  • Ayurvedic sunscreen is made with natural ingredients, making it a safe option for children. However, as with any product, it is always best to consult with a pediatrician before using it on a child.

Can Ayurvedic sunscreen be used on the face?

  • Yes, Ayurvedic sunscreen can be used on the face. It is gentle and non-irritating, making it perfect for use on the sensitive skin of the face.

How long does Ayurvedic sunscreen last?

  • The shelf life of Ayurvedic sunscreen will depend on the specific ingredients used, but it typically lasts for about 6-12 months if stored in a cool, dry place. As with any product, it’s best to check for any signs of spoilage before using it.