Sunscreen Recipes

DIY Face Cream With Sunscreen

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Make your own natural face cream with sunscreen at home in just a few easy steps. Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays while nourishing and hydrating with this DIY recipe.

DIY Face Cream With Sunscreen

DIY Face Cream With Sunscreen

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This DIY face cream with sunscreen is a simple and natural way to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays while also providing nourishment and hydration. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be customized to suit your skin's needs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz


  • Small saucepan
  • Glass jar or container
  • Whisk or spatula


  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond oil
  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • 2 tbsp zinc oxide powder (non-nano)
  • 20 drops essential oil of choice (optional)


  • In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil, almond oil, and beeswax over low heat.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the zinc oxide powder until fully combined.
  • Add in any essential oils if desired and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar or container and allow to cool and solidify for at least 30 minutes.


  • Make sure to use non-nano zinc oxide powder, as nano particles can be absorbed into the skin and potentially cause harm.
  • Essential oils can be added for added fragrance and skin benefits, but are not necessary.
  • This cream will have a natural, slightly matte finish.
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How to Use

  1. Cleanse and dry your face before applying the cream.
  2. Take a small amount of the cream and apply it evenly to your face and neck.
  3. Rub it in until fully absorbed.
  4. Reapply as needed throughout the day, especially after swimming or sweating.



How long does this cream last?

It will last for several months if stored in a cool, dry place.

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Can I use this cream on my body as well?

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

Can I use this cream on sensitive skin?

It is always best to patch test any new skincare product on a small area of skin before using it all over. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to start with a lower concentration of essential oils or omit them altogether.

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Can I use this cream in place of my regular sunscreen?

Yes, this cream contains zinc oxide which is a natural, physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum protection. However, it is always important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

Can I use this cream at night?

Yes, it can be used both day and night.

Can I customize the ingredients?

Yes, you can try different oils or essential oils to suit your skin’s needs. Just make sure to keep the ratio of oils to beeswax consistent.

Can I use this cream while pregnant or nursing?

It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using any new skincare products while pregnant or nursing. Some essential oils should be avoided during these times.