Sunscreen Recipes

DIY Mini Sunscreen

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Learn how to make your own mini sunscreen with this easy DIY recipe. Perfect for travel or on-the-go, this homemade sunscreen is all natural and customizable to your skin type.

DIY Mini Sunscreen

DIY Mini Sunscreen

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Sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine, but sometimes the bottles can be bulky and hard to travel with. That's why we've created this DIY mini sunscreen recipe, perfect for on-the-go or for your next vacation. Not only is it easy to make, but it's also all natural and customizable to your skin type.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Course Skin Care
Servings 12 mini containers

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 12 mini sunscreen containers

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz. beeswax
  • 2 oz. coconut oil
  • 2 oz. shea butter
  • 2 oz. almond oil
  • 20 drops of essential oils (optional)
  • 2 tsp. zinc oxide powder

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and almond oil.
  • Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the ingredients are fully melted and combined.
  • Stir in the zinc oxide powder and any essential oils you desire (such as lavender or peppermint for scent and added benefits).
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the mini sunscreen containers and let them cool for 2 hours.
  • Use as needed and apply at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Notes

  • The zinc oxide powder is the active sunscreen ingredient and should not be omitted.
  • Adjust the amount of zinc oxide powder based on the desired SPF level.
  • You can also use different types of oils such as avocado or jojoba oil.
  • You can also use any other type of container, such as a small tin or jar.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Apply at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  2. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
  3. Use as needed and adjust the amount of zinc oxide powder based on the desired SPF level.
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FAQs

What are the benefits of making your own mini sunscreen?

  • Making your own mini sunscreen allows for a more natural and customizable product, as well as the convenience of being able to travel with it easily.

How much time does it take to make mini sunscreen?

  • Prep time is 10 minutes and cooling time is 2 hours.
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What are the ingredients in DIY mini sunscreen?

  • Beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, almond oil, essential oils (optional), and zinc oxide powder.

How much zinc oxide powder should be used in mini sunscreen?

  • Adjust the amount of zinc oxide powder based on the desired SPF level.

How many mini sunscreen containers can this recipe make?

  • This recipe makes 12 mini sunscreen containers.
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Can other types of oils be used in this recipe?

  • Yes, other types of oils such as avocado or jojoba oil can be used.

Is it necessary to use essential oils in this recipe?

  • No, essential oils are optional and can be added for scent or added benefits.

How often should mini sunscreen be reapplied?

  • Mini sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

What type of container is best for storing mini sunscreen?

  • Mini sunscreen containers are perfect for storing, but you can also use small tins or jars.

How long does it take for the mini sunscreen to cool and be ready for use?

  • The mini sunscreen takes 2 hours to cool and be ready for use.