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...