This coconut oil sunscreen recipes is made with 3 all natural ingredients. No harmful chemicals needed!
I don’t wear sunscreen..
I’ve actually never needed to wear sunscreen since I was blessed with skin that doesn’t burn… ever. BUT some of my babies inherited their daddy’s skin so sun protection lotion has been needed for my family occasionally. I avoid body care products for a lot of reasons, but mainly because I can’t pronounce the name of half the ingredients listed. A simple search online or looking at the ingredient list of sunscreen lotion in your home will show a concerning amount of hard to pronounce chemicals that my little ones don’t need…at all.
Enter COCONUT OIL.
Coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4-5 and contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from harmful radiation from the sun. Natural sunscreen!
Obviously that low amount of SPF isn’t sufficient for a long day in the sun, so we add red raspberry seed oil and essential oils. Red raspberry seed oil has an SPF of roughly 25. Zinc oxide (we use non-synthetic) is also known for it’s ability to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
There is no way to know exactly how much SPF is in the lotion since there are varying sources of information about how much SPF is in carrier oils and essential oils. If you have fair skin that burns easily you may need to add more zinc oxide. This recipes is intended for educational purposes only. Please test out the recipes and change it up to suit the needs of your skin.
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Coconut Oil Sunscreen – Easy 3 Ingredient Recipe!
- Whip coconut oil up in a mixer or food processor.
- Carefully add the zinc oxide (you don’t want to inhale it!), red raspberry seed oil and essential oils.
- Once the oils and zinc oxide are mixed well pour them into a small container.