Sunscreen Recipes

Wheat Germ Oil Sunscreen Recipe

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Learn how to make your own wheat germ oil sunscreen with this easy recipe. It’s perfect for protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays while nourishing it with natural ingredients.

Wheat Germ Oil Sunscreen Recipe

Wheat Germ Oil Sunscreen Recipe

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In this blog post, we'll be sharing a simple recipe for making your own wheat germ oil sunscreen. Not only will it protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, but it will also nourish it with the benefits of wheat germ oil. This homemade sunscreen is perfect for those who want to avoid chemicals and preservatives commonly found in store-bought sunscreens.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Small jar or container for storing the sunscreen

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of wheat germ oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoons tablespoon of non-nano zinc oxide
  • 10-15 drops of essential oils (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the wheat germ oil, coconut oil, and beeswax.
  • Heat the mixture in a double boiler or in a heatproof container over a pot of simmering water until the beeswax is fully melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the non-nano zinc oxide and essential oils (if using).
  • Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes before transferring it to a small jar or container.
  • Allow the sunscreen to cool and solidify for at least 30 minutes before using.

Notes

  • Non-nano zinc oxide is important as it doesn't penetrate the skin, providing a physical barrier for the sun.
  • Essential oils are optional, but you can use ones like lavender, peppermint, or lemon for a refreshing scent.
  • This sunscreen should be stored in a cool, dry place.
  • This sunscreen is suitable for face and body.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Cleanse your face and body before applying the sunscreen
  2. Apply a generous amount to your face and body and spread it evenly
  3. Reapply every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating
  4. Remember to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.
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FAQs

Is wheat germ oil sunscreen safe?

Yes, wheat germ oil sunscreen is safe to use as it contains natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin. It does not contain any chemicals or preservatives commonly found in store-bought sunscreens.

What are the benefits of using wheat germ oil sunscreen?

Wheat germ oil contains high amounts of Vitamin E, antioxidants, and other nutrients that nourish the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and irritation caused by sun exposure.

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Can I use this sunscreen on my face?

Yes, you can use this sunscreen on your face as well as your body.

How often should I reapply this sunscreen?

You should reapply this sunscreen every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

Is this sunscreen waterproof?

No, this sunscreen is not waterproof. It’s water-resistant, so you need to reapply it after swimming or sweating.

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Can I use this sunscreen with other skincare products?

Yes, you can use this sunscreen with other skincare products. It‘s best to apply the sunscreen first, followed by other skincare products, such as moisturizer or makeup.

How long does this sunscreen last?

If stored in a cool, dry place, this sunscreen should last for about 6 months. It’s important to note that the shelf life may be shorter if the sunscreen is exposed to heat or moisture. It’s best to make a fresh batch as needed.