Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with this natural sunscreen recipe without beeswax. Easy to make and perfect for sensitive skin.
Natural Sunscreen Recipe Without Beeswax
- Double boiler
- Small mixing bowl
- Glass jar for storage
- 2 oz coconut oil
- 2 oz shea butter
- 2 oz zinc oxide powder
- 10 drops of essential oil (optional)
- In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and shea butter together.
- Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Add the zinc oxide powder and essential oil (if using) to the mixture.
- Whisk until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it cool for 30 minutes.
- Once cooled, your natural sunscreen is ready to use.
- The zinc oxide powder is what provides the sunscreen with its SPF protection.
- You can use any essential oil of your choice, but we recommend using a citrus oil for its refreshing scent.
- The finished product should have a thick, creamy consistency.
How to Use
- Clean your skin before applying the sunscreen.
- Apply a small amount of sunscreen to your face and body, making sure to cover all exposed areas.
- Reapply every 2-3 hours for maximum protection.
What is the difference between sunscreen with beeswax and without beeswax?
Beeswax is a common ingredient in many sunscreens, but it can be a problem for people with sensitive skin. A sunscreen without beeswax is more suitable for sensitive skin, as it does not contain any potential irritants.
Is it possible to make sunscreen without beeswax?
Yes, it is possible to make sunscreen without beeswax. This recipe uses coconut oil and shea butter as the base ingredients.
What is the best essential oil to use in a sunscreen without beeswax?
Citrus oils, such as lemon and grapefruit, are great choices for sunscreen as they provide a refreshing scent.
How long does this sunscreen last?
This sunscreen should last for 6-12 months if stored in a cool, dry place.
Can I use this sunscreen on my face?
Yes, this sunscreen is safe to use on your face and body.
How often should I reapply this sunscreen?
Reapply every 2-3 hours for maximum protection.
Can I use this sunscreen on my baby?
It is best to consult with your pediatrician before using this sunscreen on a baby. It is always best to use a sunscreen specifically formulated for babies and children.