Sunscreen Recipes

Chemical-Free Sunscreen Recipe

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Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with this easy, chemical-free sunscreen recipe. Made with all-natural ingredients, it’s gentle on your skin and perfect for everyday use.

Chemical-Free Sunscreen Recipe

Chemical Free Sunscreen Recipe

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Summer is here, and that means it's time to start thinking about sunscreen. But not all sunscreens are created equal. Many commercial sunscreens contain harmful chemicals that can irritate your skin and even contribute to the damage of our oceans. That's why we've put together this chemical-free sunscreen recipe that's easy to make and gentle on your skin.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 8 ounces

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Jar with lid (8 oz)

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
  • 10 drops of essential oil (optional, for scent)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
  • Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the ingredients are fully melted and combined.
  • Add the zinc oxide powder to the mixture and stir well.
  • Optional: add 10 drops of your preferred essential oil for fragrance.
  • Pour the mixture into a jar with a lid and allow it to cool and solidify.
  • Once cooled, your chemical-free sunscreen is ready to use!

Notes

  • Be sure to use a non-nano zinc oxide powder to ensure maximum effectiveness.
  • This sunscreen recipe is suitable for all skin types but if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test before using it all over your face and body.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Apply to your skin before spending time in the sun.
  2. Reapply every 2-3 hours or after swimming.
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FAQs

What is a chemical-free sunscreen?

A chemical-free sunscreen is a sunscreen that does not contain synthetic chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate that are commonly found in commercial sunscreens. Instead, they use natural ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Why use a chemical-free sunscreen?

Chemical-free sunscreens are a healthier and more environmentally-friendly option for your skin and for the planet. They don’t contain synthetic chemicals that can irritate your skin and contribute to the damage of our oceans.

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Does a chemical-free sunscreen work as well as a commercial sunscreen?

A chemical-free sunscreen can be just as effective as a commercial sunscreen, as long as it contains the right ingredients. Look for a sunscreen that uses non-nano zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Can I use this chemical-free sunscreen recipe on my face?

Yes, this sunscreen recipe is suitable for all skin types and can be used on your face and body. However, if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test before using it all over your face.

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Can I use this chemical-free sunscreen while swimming?

This sunscreen recipe is water-resistant but it is not waterproof. It’s best to reapply every 2-3 hours, or after swimming.