Homemade Sunscreen Recipe: It is natural and its work

To get a good amount of sunlight is good for your skin to take vitamin D from the sun. However, it does not mean that you take sunshine until you burnt. Now a day’s people get very conscious about skin care they try to avoid to go outside middle of the day because during the middle of the day sun’s rays are hottest.


However, we can understand that it is not possible to avoid sunshine all the time that is the reason people use sunscreen. Instead of using artificial sunscreen why not, prepare your sunscreen at home that is natural and works well.

Ingredients that you will require:-

Zinc oxide (determine amount of 2 oz. of lotion): – It is effective broad-spectrum sun block. It is good to absorb UVA and UVB sunrays.

0.8 oz. of Shea butter– It protects your skin naturally.

1 oz. of coconut oil: – It has natural SPF property.

0.1 oz. of Vitamin E: – Provide skin moisturizer

0.1 oz. of Sesame oil, jojoba oil or sunflower oil: – It provides sun protection.

20 drops of Lavender essential oil: – Lavender oil is best for skin repair and soothing.

Choose your SPF:-

Use 5 % zinc oxide for SPF 2-5

Use 10 % zinc oxide for SPF 6-11

Use 15% zinc oxide for SPF 12-19

Use 20% zinc oxide for SPF < 20

How to make: – Take a double boiler pan and add Shea butter, coconut oil and oils (Sesame, jojoba or sunflower). Heat it gently until Shea butter is just melted. Now remove the double boiler pan from the flame and allow cooling. Then add essential oil, zinc oxide and vitamin E oil. Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Store it in dark bottle and keep it in refrigerator. Its self-life is about 3 month and always keeps it in refrigerator.  Avoid the bottle to keep in direct sunlight because the oils it contains are photosensitive.

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