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Homemade Sunscreen Spray Recipe

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Learn how to make your own sunscreen spray with this easy and affordable homemade recipe. Perfect for outdoor activities and protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

Homemade Sunscreen Spray

Homemade Sunscreen Spray

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Summer is here and it's important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. However, many store-bought sunscreens can be expensive and contain harsh chemicals. That's why we've created this homemade sunscreen spray recipe that is easy to make and affordable. Not only will you save money, but you'll also know exactly what goes into your sunscreen.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Personal Care
Servings 8 oz


  • 8 oz glass spray bottle
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Small pot
  • Whisk or spoon


  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • 2 tbsp beeswax
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 2 tbsp zinc oxide powder


  • In a small pot, melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax over low heat.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and add the vitamin E oil and zinc oxide powder. Stir well.
  • Optional: add a few drops of your preferred essential oils for added scent and benefits.
  • Pour the mixture into your glass spray bottle and let it cool for 1 hour.
  • Shake well before use and apply liberally to your skin before outdoor activities.


  • The zinc oxide powder is what makes this sunscreen effective and provides SPF protection.
  • The coconut oil and shea butter provide added moisture and nourishment for your skin.
  • Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from damage.
  • You can use any essential oils that you prefer, but some popular options include lavender, peppermint, and citrus oils.

How to Use

  1. Make sure the sunscreen is well-shaken before use.
  2. Apply liberally to your skin before outdoor activities, making sure to cover all exposed areas.
  3. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
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What is sunscreen spray?

Sunscreen spray is a type of sunscreen that is applied in the form of a mist or spray. It is designed to make it easier to apply sunscreen to large areas of the body.

Is sunscreen spray as effective as lotion?

Sunscreen spray can be just as effective as lotion, as long as it is applied correctly and evenly. However, it can be more difficult to ensure that you are applying an even layer of sunscreen when using a spray.

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Can you spray sunscreen on your face?

It is not recommended to spray sunscreen directly on the face, as it can be difficult to control the amount of product and avoid getting it in the eyes or mouth. It’s better to use a lotion or stick specifically designed for the face.

How often should you reapply sunscreen spray?

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

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Is it safe to inhale sunscreen spray?

Inhaling sunscreen spray is not recommended, as it can cause respiratory irritation. It’s better to spray the sunscreen into your hands and then apply it to the face.

Can you use sunscreen spray on babies?

It is not recommended to use sunscreen spray on babies, as it can be difficult to control the amount of product and avoid getting it in their eyes or mouth. It’s better to use a lotion or stick specifically designed for babies.

What should I look for when choosing a sunscreen spray?

When choosing a sunscreen spray, look for a product that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher, and water-resistant. Also, consider the ingredients and choose a product that is free of harmful chemicals such as oxybenzone, parabens, and phthalates. Additionally, you should check the expiration date of the sunscreen and ensure that it is still good to use.