Learn how to make your own homemade sunscreen with shea butter in this easy and natural recipe. Perfect for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays while also keeping it moisturized.
Homemade Sunscreen With Shea Butter
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Glass jar or container for storing
- ¼ cup shea butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder
- 2 tablespoons non-nano titanium dioxide powder
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon essential oil (optional, for scent)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the shea butter and coconut oil.
- Using a whisk, mix until smooth and creamy.
- Add in the zinc oxide powder, titanium dioxide powder, and vitamin E oil. Mix well.
- If desired, add in 1 teaspoon of essential oil for scent.
- Transfer the sunscreen to a glass jar or container and let it cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- This sunscreen is best used within 6 months
- Store in a cool, dry place
- Use as you would any other sunscreen, applying 15 minutes before sun exposure and re-applying every 2 hours.
- This sunscreen is not water-resistant, so it is best for use on land.
How to Use
- Clean and dry your skin before applying
- Apply a generous amount of sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin
- Re-apply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating
How does shea butter benefit my skin in sunscreen?
Shea butter is a natural moisturizer that helps to hydrate and nourish the skin, making it a perfect addition to a sunscreen recipe.
Is this sunscreen water-resistant?
No, this sunscreen is not water-resistant and should be re-applied after swimming or sweating.
Can I use this sunscreen on my face?
Yes, this sunscreen can be used on the face as well as any other exposed areas of skin.
How long does this sunscreen last?
This sunscreen is best used within 6 months.
Can I add my own essential oils for scent?
Yes, you can add 1 teaspoon of essential oil of your choice for scent.
Is this sunscreen appropriate for children?
Yes, this sunscreen is appropriate for children, however, it is always best to consult with a pediatrician before using any new products on children.
Is this sunscreen SPF rated?
No, this sunscreen is not SPF rated as it is a homemade recipe, however, it does contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are known to provide sun protection.