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Cocoa Butter Sunscreen Recipe

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Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with this homemade cocoa butter sunscreen recipe. Made with all-natural ingredients and easy to make, this sunscreen is perfect for everyday use.

Cocoa Butter Sunscreen Recipe

Cocoa Butter Sunscreen Recipe

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Cocoa butter has many benefits, one of which is its ability to protect the skin from the sun. In this recipe, we will show you how to make your own homemade cocoa butter sunscreen that is not only easy to make, but also all-natural.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz


  • Double boiler or heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water
  • A mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • A container to store the sunscreen in


  • ¼ cup cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • ¼ cup almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)


  • Melt the cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a double boiler or heat-proof bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
  • Once the ingredients have melted, remove from heat and stir in the almond oil and zinc oxide powder.
  • Add in the essential oil if using.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and let it cool and solidify for about 30 minutes.
  • Once solidified, your sunscreen is ready to use.


  • Be sure to use zinc oxide powder, not zinc oxide cream, as the latter contains other ingredients that may not be suitable for sunscreen.
  • It is important to use a container that is heat-proof as the mixture will be hot when poured.
  • You can adjust the amount of zinc oxide powder to achieve the desired SPF level -The shelf life of this sunscreen is about 6 months.

How to Use

  1. Apply a small amount to the face,neck and exposed skin before sun exposure.
  2. Reapply every 2-3 hours or as needed.
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What is cocoa butter?

  • Cocoa butter is a fat derived from the cocoa bean. It is used in many cosmetics and personal care products for its moisturizing properties.

Why is cocoa butter good for sunscreen?

  • Cocoa butter has natural sun protection properties and has been known to help protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
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How much zinc oxide powder should I use?

  • The amount of zinc oxide powder to use depends on the desired SPF level. A typical recommendation is 20-25% (5-6 tsp) for a SPF30 sunscreen, and 35% (8.75 tsp) for a SPF50 sunscreen.

Can I use other oils in this recipe?

  • Yes, you can use other oils such as avocado oil or jojoba oil in place of the almond oil, but keep in mind that each oil has its own properties, so it may affect the final product.
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Do I have to use essential oils?

  • No, you do not have to use essential oils, but they can add a pleasant scent to the sunscreen and also enhance its effectiveness.

How long does this sunscreen last?

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

Can I use this sunscreen on my face?

  • Yes, this sunscreen can be used on