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Homemade Sunscreen SPF 50 Recipe

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Make your own homemade sunscreen with SPF 50 protection using all-natural ingredients. Learn how to make this easy and effective recipe in just a few simple steps.

Homemade Sunscreen SPF 50

Homemade Sunscreen SPF 50

23a4bed028785a010bca501d0e0ec0fa?s=30&d=mm&r=g Homemade Sunscreen SPF 50 RecipeElse Norregard
Sunscreen is an essential part of any skincare routine, especially during the summer months. However, many store-bought sunscreens can be filled with chemicals and preservatives that can irritate sensitive skin. This homemade sunscreen recipe is an all-natural alternative that provides SPF 50 protection. It's easy to make and can be customized to suit your skin type.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Skin Care
Servings 8 oz


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon
  • Glass jar or container with lid


  • 2 oz beeswax
  • 2 oz shea butter
  • 2 oz coconut oil
  • 2 oz almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
  • 20-30 drops of essential oil (optional)


  • In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil until fully combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in zinc oxide powder and essential oils, if using.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar or container and let it cool for 1 hour until solid.
  • Once cooled, the sunscreen is ready to use.


  • The SPF value of this sunscreen is approximate and may vary depending on the zinc oxide powder used.
  • This sunscreen is not water-resistant and should be reapplied after swimming or sweating.
  • The shelf life of this sunscreen is about 6 months.
  • This recipe can be adjusted for different skin types, adding more or less of certain oils or essential oils to suit your skin's needs.

How to Use

  1. Apply a small amount to the face and body before sun exposure.
  2. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
  3. Use in combination with other sun protection measures such as wearing protective clothing and seeking shade during peak sun hours.
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What does SPF 50 mean?

SPF stands for sun protection factor and refers to the level of protection a sunscreen provides against UVB rays. A sunscreen with SPF 50 provides 98% protection against UVB rays.

How often should I reapply sunscreen with SPF 50?

It is recommended to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.

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Can I use homemade sunscreen with SPF 50 instead of store-bought sunscreen

Homemade sunscreen can be an effective and all-natural alternative to store-bought sunscreen, but it is important to note that the SPF value may vary depending on the ingredients used. It is also recommended to test a small amount on the skin before applying to the whole body.

Is sunscreen with SPF 50 better than SPF 30?

SPF 50 provides slightly more protection than SPF 30, but both offer high levels of protection against UVB rays. It is important to apply enough sunscreen and to reapply it every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

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Can I use this homemade sunscreen on my face?

Yes, this homemade sunscreen can be used on the face as well as the body.

Is this homemade sunscreen waterproof?

No, this homemade sunscreen is not water-resistant. It should be reapplied after swimming or sweating.

Can I use this homemade sunscreen if I have sensitive skin?

As with any skincare product, it is always best to patch test a small amount of the sunscreen on a small area of skin before applying it to the whole body. In addition, you can adjust the recipe to suit your skin by using different oils or essential oils, and using less or more of certain ingredients.