Sunscreen Recipes

Baby Sunscreen Recipe

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Protect your little one’s delicate skin with this homemade baby sunscreen recipe. Made with all-natural ingredients, this sunscreen is safe for babies and effective in blocking harmful UV rays.

Baby Sunscreen Recipe

Baby Sunscreen Recipe

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This baby sunscreen recipe is made with all-natural ingredients, making it safe for babies' delicate skin. It is also effective in blocking harmful UV rays and easy to make at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Skin Care
Servings 1 cup


  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide powder
  • 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
  • Heat the mixture in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until the beeswax is fully melted.
  • Whisk in the zinc oxide powder and essential oil (if using).
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it cool for at least 1 hour.


  • This recipe makes 1 cup of sunscreen, which can be stored in a glass jar with a lid for up to 6 months.
  • This sunscreen is not water-resistant and will need to be reapplied after swimming or sweating.
  • Zinc oxide is a physical sunscreen, meaning it sits on top of the skin to block UV rays. It is not absorbed into the skin like chemical sunscreens.

How to Use

  • Apply a small amount of sunscreen to your baby's face and body before going outside.
  • Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
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Is this sunscreen safe for babies?

Yes, this sunscreen is made with all-natural ingredients that are safe for babies’ delicate skin.

How often should I reapply this sunscreen?

It is recommended to reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

Can I use this sunscreen on my face?

Yes, this sunscreen can be used on the face as well as the body.

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How long does this sunscreen last?

This sunscreen can last for up to 6 months if stored in a cool, dry place.

Is this sunscreen water-resistant?

No, this sunscreen is not water-resistant and will need to be reapplied after swimming or sweating.

Can I use other essential oils in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any essential oil you like. Some options include citrus or peppermint for added sun protection or vanilla for a sweet scent.

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Can I make a larger batch of this sunscreen?

Yes, you can double or triple the recipe as needed. Just be sure to store it in a larger glass jar and increase the cooling time accordingly.