Homemade Natural Sunscreen Recipe
How would you like to make your own sunscreen at home with natural ingredients and avoid the chemicals found in most commercial brands? Check out the notes at the end of the recipe for some helpful tips.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Servings: 1.25 cups
Author: Katie Wells
- ½ cup almond or olive oil (can infuse with herbs first if desired)
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup beeswax
- 2 TBSP zinc oxide
- 1 tsp red raspberry seed oil (or less, optional)
- 1 tsp carrot seed oil (or less, optional)
- 2 TBSP shea butter(optional)
- essential oils
- natural fragrance oils
- other natural extracts (not citrus)
- Combine all the ingredients, except zinc oxide, in a 16 oz glass measuring cup or jar.
- Fill a medium saucepan with a couple of inches of water and place on the stove over medium heat. Place the glass mixing vessel into the saucepan.
- Stir the contents of the jar occasionally to mix the ingredients as they melt.
- When all the ingredients are completely melted, remove from heat and stir in the zinc oxide and essential oils. Stir well then pour into suitable container(s) to cool. (yields 10-12 ounces)
- Once poured, continue to stir the contents as the mixture cools to make sure zinc oxide is evenly distributed throughout.
- Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator to increase shelf life.
- This sunscreen is not waterproof and will need to be reapplied after sweating or swimming.
- Make sure not to inhale the zinc oxide when adding. Use a mask if necessary.
- Add more beeswax to make thicker sunscreen, less to make smoother sunscreen.
Original recipe found on WellnessMama.com