Homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe

Homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe

Homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe To boost the sunscreen to more of a full-spectrum sunscreen, you can add zinc oxide to the mix. Zinc oxide is a very common ingredient in sunscreens to help protect against both UVA and UVB rays. All that said, there is no way to really know the true SPF of this sunscreen, so always enjoy your sun time carefully. A few things to know: Look for a high-quality zinc oxide that is specifically for cosmetic applications. Make sure it is uncoated and not micronized or classified as a nano-particle (nano-particles can be absorbed into the bloodstream, which can create health problems). It will sit on the skin, so depending on how much you use, it may leave a whitish hue. Use caution when measuring and mixing it, as to not inhale the powder. Some people will use a dust mask to ensure they don’t inhale the powder. This recipe for homemade coconut oil sunscreen uses a variety of oils. Various oils have varying degrees of sun protection and the end product is more of a body butter. It is safe for the whole family, make sure that children do not ingest this. The beeswax will help it be slightly water-repellent. When not in use, store the mixture in the fridge to help extend the shelf-life. Feel free to use essential oils  for scent, but make sure to stay away from phototoxic essential oils, which includes the citrus family. When these essential oils are exposed to the sun, they can cause the skin to burn faster. You may want to research before adding essential oils...
Sunscreen causes, not prevents cancer.

Sunscreen causes, not prevents cancer.

That’s right, you heard me correct. Think of it this way, your skin is the largest organ on your body so whatever you slather on it is being absorbed into your bloodstream, your organs & basically your whole being. Think about that for a second. So what exactly are we supposed to do? We have had the fear of the sun put into us from every marketing campaign, dermatologist and yahoo out there. First off we need to stop fearing the sun, it’s not the bad guy here. Don’t get me wrong i’m not saying lets go slather on some oil and bath in the sun…or am i? Well if that oil is coconut oil then maybe I am! I had heard rumors of coconut oil being used as sunscreen, I have to admit I was sceptical at first but of course I had to look into it right? Coconut oil had some natural SPF properties but did not offer 100% protection, you would need to add a few things to it. Want the recipe for coconut oil sunscreen- click here So we are protecting ourselves from sunburn this is a good thing. Bad side is we aren’t absorbing the vitamin D we need from the sun to protect us, help with depression and boost our immune system. We aren’t protecting ourselves from cancer if we don’t have enough vitamin D. But are we really protecting ourselves? There are many different types of rays that the sun produces, but the two main rays that we are concerned with are the Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. The...
3 tricks for more energy and a slim waistline (no joke!)

3 tricks for more energy and a slim waistline (no joke!)

Spring is here and with it a new level of energy…but wait – how come I don’t have the same energy I usually have in the spring/summer? This was an exceptionally long winter for most and eating habits were likely not the best. Most of us tried to fill the seasonal drab with tasty teats and you guessed it, you created the worst kind of breading ground for poor gut health. Your immune system comes from your gut, so it stands to reason that if you gut isn’t healthy neither are you – that means lack of energy. So if your health and vitality aren’t at their peak you want to boost it up with some superfoods.  I can hear the groans already, I have no time, what crazy stuff do I have to eat now, oh great another supplement… relax, this is going to be effortless I promise.     ALOE VERA – yup the plant you use for sunburn…we’re going to eat it! The gel from the aloe vera plant is top notch at healing skin cells. You can scrape out the gel and put it in a smoothie or just eat it straight. As always fresh is best, that goes without saying. You want to make sure it’s the Chinese medicinal kind which is all green and not the burns variety which has a  reddish tinge on the tips. So how do we eat it? Check out this great instructional video What does WebMD say about eating Aloe Vera?   CHIA SEEDS – These little guys are awesome for digestion and seem to be turning up everywhere....