Sunscreen Recipes

Solid Sunscreen Recipe

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Make your own solid sunscreen with this easy recipe. This all-natural sunscreen is perfect for on-the-go and will keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Learn how to make it with this step-by-step guide.

Solid Sunscreen Recipe

Solid Sunscreen Recipe

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Summer is here and with it comes the need for sunscreen. While there are many store-bought options available, they can be expensive and may contain chemicals that are harmful to your skin. That's why we've come up with a recipe for a solid sunscreen that is easy to make, all-natural, and perfect for on-the-go.
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Course Skin Care
Servings 3 oz

Equipment

  • Double boiler or a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water
  • Small silicone mold

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • ¼ cup zinc oxide powder
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, combine the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax. Stir until the ingredients are fully melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the zinc oxide powder.
  • If desired, add essential oil for fragrance.
  • Pour the mixture into the silicone mold and let it cool for at least 1 hour. Once cooled, remove from the mold and store in a cool, dry place.

Notes

  • The zinc oxide powder is what gives the sunscreen its sun protection properties, so be sure to use the right amount.
  • The essential oil is optional, but it can add a pleasant fragrance to the sunscreen.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Apply the solid sunscreen to exposed skin before going out in the sun.
  2. Reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.
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FAQs

What is solid sunscreen?

  • Solid sunscreen is a type of sunscreen that is made in a solid form, typically as a stick, and can be applied directly to the skin.

What are the benefits of using a solid sunscreen?

  • Some benefits of using a solid sunscreen include being easy to apply, easy to pack for on-the-go use, and not as likely to be messy or drip as compared to liquid sunscreen.
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Is solid sunscreen better than liquid sunscreen?

  • Both types of sunscreen can be effective in protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The choice between a solid and liquid sunscreen may come down to personal preference or the specific needs of the individual.

Can you make solid sunscreen at home?

  • Yes, solid sunscreen can be made at home using ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and zinc oxide powder.

What is the best way to apply solid sunscreen?

  • The best way to apply solid sunscreen is to apply it directly to exposed skin before going out in the sun, and to reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

How long does solid sunscreen last?

  • The shelf life of solid sunscreen can vary depending on the ingredients used and how it is stored. Typically, it can last up to 1 year if stored in a cool, dry place.
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How much zinc oxide should be used in a solid sunscreen recipe?

  • The amount of zinc oxide used in a solid sunscreen recipe can vary, but it is typically recommended to use between 10-20% of zinc oxide powder in relation to the other ingredients.

Can I add essential oils to my homemade solid sunscreen?

  • Yes, you can add essential oils to your homemade solid sunscreen for added fragrance and potentially some added benefits for the skin.

Is solid sunscreen waterproof?

  • The waterproofness of solid sunscreen can vary depending on the ingredients used in the recipe. It’s always important to reapply sunscreen after swimming or sweating regardless of its consistency.

Can solid sunscreen be used on the face?

  • Yes, solid sunscreen can be used on the face, but it’s always important to test it on a small patch of skin first to ensure that there are no adverse reactions. It’s also important to use a sunscreen that is specifically formulated for the face as it tends to have different needs than the rest of the body.