Sunscreen Recipes

Sunscreen Bar Recipe

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Say goodbye to sticky sunscreen lotions and hello to this easy-to-use sunscreen bar recipe. Perfect for summer days spent outdoors, this homemade sunscreen bar is easy to make and offers natural sun protection.

Sunscreen Bar Recipe

Sunscreen Bar Recipe

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Summer is here and it's time to start thinking about protecting our skin from the sun's harmful rays. While there are many commercial sunscreen options available, making your own sunscreen bar is a great way to ensure you know exactly what ingredients are going into it. This recipe is easy to make, and perfect for summer days spent outdoors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Double boiler or a heatproof glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water
  • Soap molds or silicone ice cube trays
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shea butter
  • ½ cup beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons zinc oxide powder
  • 2 teaspoons non-nano titanium dioxide powder
  • 2 teaspoons essential oils of your choice (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a double boiler or heatproof glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
  • Once the ingredients are melted, remove from heat and add in the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide powders. Stir until well combined.
  • If desired, add in essential oils of your choice and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into soap molds or silicone ice cube trays and let cool for 2 hours.
  • Once cooled, remove the sunscreen bars from the molds and store in a cool, dry place.

Notes

FAQs

What are the benefits of using a sunscreen bar instead of a lotion?

  • Sunscreen bars are easy to apply and less messy than traditional lotions. They also have a longer shelf life than liquid sunscreens.

Can I use this sunscreen bar on my face?

  • Yes, this sunscreen bar is safe to use on the face.
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How long will one sunscreen bar last?

  • It depends on how often you use it and how much you apply each time. On average, one bar can last for several weeks.

Are there any other ingredients I can use in place of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax?

  • Yes, you can experiment with different oils and butters to create a sunscreen bar that works best for your skin type.
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Can I use this sunscreen bar on children?

  • Yes, this sunscreen bar is safe for children to use. However, always consult with a pediatrician before using any new skincare products on children.

How long can I store this sunscreen bar?

  • This sunscreen bar can last for up to 6 months if stored in a cool, dry place.