DIY Ever thought of making your own natural sunscreen? Here's how

Reports claim that commercial sunscreen contain harsh chemicals and being counterproductive in maintaining healthy skin.

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Homemade sunscreen

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Time: 30mins

How to use:

Reapply every few hours, or more often if swimming or sweating, after your first application.


1 oz. coconut oil
0.8 oz. shea butter
0.1 oz. jojoba, sesame, or sunflower oil
0.1 oz. Vitamin E oil
30 drops essential oils, optional – I use 15 lavender, 10 eucalyptus, 5 peppermint
zinc oxide powder (determine amount for 2 oz. of lotion)



  1. Add coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba/sesame/sunflower oil to a makeshift double boiler. (You can make your own double boiler by placing a Pyrex measuring cup containing ingredients inside a small pot filled with a few inches of water).

  2. Heat it gently until shea butter is melted. Allow it to cool off by removing it from the double boiler.

  3. Cover your nose and mouth by masking up in other to avoid breathing in the fine particles of zinc oxide powder.

  4. Measure out your zinc oxide.

  5. Add zinc oxide, Vitamin E oil, and optional essential oils to the other ingredients. Stir well to combine.

  6. Use a black container to store it in refrigerator.

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Homemade sunscreen



Undoubtedly, allowing your skin to get a good amount of sunshine in other to provide your body with ample Vitamin D is a very good idea.

However, it is not a thing of goodness to soak up your skin in the sun until you are burnt to a crisp. In by gone years, people naturally knew how to keep away from getting much sun.

And, they did this by avoiding being outside during the middle of the day when the sun's rays are the hottest.

But for those who necessity demands their outside presence, they usually shade themselves with the canopies of trees or make use of umbrellas.

Some also wore a large brimmed hat.

Be that as it may, we know fully well that most times you will not be able to cover up or get out of the sun. It is, for this reason, we decided to show you how to do your own natural sunscreen. 

In conclusion, it is important to state here that commercial sunscreens have been a hot topic lately. Reports claim that they contain harsh chemicals and being counterproductive in maintaining healthy skin.

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