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Dr Axe Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

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Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with this homemade sunscreen recipe from Dr. Axe. Made with natural ingredients and easy to make, this sunscreen is perfect for those who want to avoid chemical sunscreens.

Dr Axe Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

Dr Axe Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

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Sunscreen is an important part of any summer skincare routine. However, many commercial sunscreens contain harmful chemicals that can be absorbed by the skin. Dr. Axe has a homemade sunscreen recipe that is easy to make and uses natural ingredients. This recipe is perfect for those who want to avoid chemical sunscreens.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 1 cup

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Glass jar

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
  • 2 tablespoons non-nano titanium dioxide powder
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
  • Heat the mixture in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until everything is melted.
  • Stir in the zinc oxide powder, titanium dioxide powder, aloe vera gel, and essential oil (if using). Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it cool for 30 minutes.
  • Once cooled, the sunscreen is ready to use.

FAQs:

How does this homemade sunscreen compare to commercial sunscreens?

  • This homemade sunscreen is made with natural ingredients, while commercial sunscreens often contain harmful chemicals.

Is this sunscreen waterproof?

  • No, this sunscreen is not waterproof. It is water-resistant and should be reapplied every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

Is it safe for sensitive skin?

  • This sunscreen is made with natural ingredients, which may be safer for sensitive skin. However, it is always best to test a small area of skin before applying it all over.
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How long does it take to make this sunscreen?

  • This sunscreen takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cool.

Can I use this sunscreen on my face?

  • Yes, this sunscreen can be used on the face.

Can I use this sunscreen on my children?

  • Yes, this sunscreen can be used on children, but it is always best to consult with a pediatrician before using any new products on your child.
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Can I use any essential oil in this recipe?

  • Yes, you can use any essential oil in this recipe, but it’s best to avoid using citrus oils as they can increase sun sensitivity.