Sunscreen Recipes

DIY Sunscreen Mist

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Learn how to make your own DIY sunscreen mist at home with this simple recipe. It’s easy to make, customizable to your skin type, and perfect for on-the-go sun protection.

DIY Sunscreen Mist

DIY Sunscreen Mist

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Summer is here and it's time to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays. While there are many sunscreen products available in the market, making your own sunscreen mist at home is a great way to ensure that you're using a product that is tailored to your specific skin type. Plus, it's easy to make, and perfect for on-the-go sun protection.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Skin Care

Equipment

  • Small spray bottle
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon of non-nano zinc oxide powder
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and shea butter.
  • Whisk or stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • Add in the non-nano zinc oxide powder and any essential oils you prefer, and mix well.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the spray bottle.
  • Shake the bottle well before each use to ensure the ingredients are well-mixed.

Notes

  • This recipe makes a light, non-greasy sunscreen mist that is perfect for everyday use.
  • The non-nano zinc oxide powder is what makes this recipe a sunscreen. It provides physical sun protection by sitting on top of the skin and reflecting UV rays.
  • You can customize this recipe by adding different essential oils to suit your preferences. Some good options include lavender, peppermint, and tea tree oil.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Shake the bottle well before each use to ensure the ingredients are well-mixed.
  2. Spray a light mist over your skin before heading outside.
  3. Rub the mist into your skin to ensure even coverage.
  4. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
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FAQs

What is a sunscreen mist?

A sunscreen mist is a type of sunscreen that is applied in the form of a fine mist. It can be used to provide sun protection on-the-go, without the need for traditional lotion application.

What are the benefits of DIY sunscreen mist?

DIY sunscreen mist has several benefits, such as being customizable to your specific skin type, easy to make, and perfect for on-the-go sun protection.

What ingredients are used in a DIY sunscreen mist?

Common ingredients used in a DIY sunscreen mist include aloe vera gel, coconut oil, shea butter, non-nano zinc oxide powder, and essential oils.

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How often should you reapply sunscreen mist

It is recommended to reapply sunscreen mist every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating. This will ensure that you are getting adequate sun protection throughout the day.

What is the difference between sunscreen lotion and sunscreen mist?

The main difference between sunscreen lotion and sunscreen mist is the form of application. Sunscreen lotion is applied as a cream or lotion and is typically thicker in consistency, while sunscreen mist is applied as a fine mist and is generally lighter in consistency.

How do you know if a sunscreen is safe to use?

To know if a sunscreen is safe to use, you should check for the following: that the product is labeled as “Broad Spectrum” which means that it protects against both UVA and UVB rays, and that the product has an SPF rating of at least 30. You should also check the ingredients and make sure that the product does not contain any harmful or questionable ingredients.

What is non-nano zinc oxide powder?

Non-nano zinc oxide powder is a natural mineral that is used in sunscreens as a physical sunblock. It sits on top of the skin and reflects UV rays, rather than absorbing them like chemical sunscreens do. It is considered safer and more effective than chemical sunscreens.

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Can you make sunscreen mist at home?

Yes, you can make sunscreen mist at home with the right ingredients and equipment. You will need to mix aloe vera gel, coconut oil, shea butter, and non-nano zinc oxide powder together, and pour it into a small spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

Is DIY sunscreen mist as effective as store-bought sunscreen?

DIY sunscreen mist can be just as effective as store-bought sunscreen, as long as the right ingredients and techniques are used. It’s important to use a non-nano zinc oxide powder, which is an effective physical sunblock, and to use the right ratio of ingredients.

Are there any risks associated with using DIY sunscreen mist?

As with any homemade product, there is a risk that the ingredients may not be mixed properly or that the product may not be stored correctly. This can lead to a decrease in effectiveness or even contamination. It’s important to follow the recipe and instructions carefully, and to make sure the product is stored in a clean, cool and dry place.