Sunscreen Recipes

Beeswax Sunscreen Recipe

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This Beeswax Sunscreen recipe is a natural and easy-to-make alternative to store-bought sunscreens. Made with beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils, it provides protection while nourishing the skin.

Beeswax Sunscreen Recipe

Beeswax Sunscreen Recipe

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This Beeswax Sunscreen recipe is a simple and natural alternative to store-bought sunscreens. Made with beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils, it provides protection from the sun while nourishing the skin.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Double boiler
  • Glass jar for storage
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk or fork

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz beeswax
  • 2 oz coconut oil
  • 1 tsp zinc oxide
  • 20 drops of your preferred essential oil (such as lavender or peppermint)

Instructions
 

  • In a double boiler, melt the beeswax and coconut oil together.
  • Once the beeswax and coconut oil are fully melted, remove from heat and add in the zinc oxide and essential oils.
  • Mix well with a whisk or fork.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let cool for 1 hour.

Notes

  • The zinc oxide acts as the sunscreen ingredient in this recipe, providing SPF protection.
  • You can adjust the amount of zinc oxide to your desired level of SPF protection.
  • It is important to use a double boiler when melting the beeswax and coconut oil to prevent burning.
 

How to Use

 
  • Apply to exposed skin before going out in the sun.
  • Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
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FAQs:

What does beeswax do in sunscreen?

  • Beeswax acts as a natural barrier for the skin, helping to protect it from the sun’s rays.

How long does this sunscreen last?

  • The shelf life of this sunscreen is approximately 6 months.

Is this sunscreen safe for children?

  • Yes, this sunscreen is safe for children, but it is always best to consult with a pediatrician before using any new product on a child’s skin.
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Can I use this sunscreen on my face?

  • Yes, this sunscreen can be used on the face and all exposed skin.

Can I use this sunscreen on sensitive skin?

  • It is best to test a small area of skin before applying to sensitive skin. If there is any irritation, discontinue use.

Can I use this sunscreen for swimming?

  • It is best to reapply this sunscreen every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
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Can I add other ingredients to this recipe?

  • Yes, you can add other ingredients such as vitamin E oil or aloe vera gel for added nourishment and hydration.