DIY Here is how to make your own natural sunscreen

Ever thought of making your own sunscreen? Well, here is how to do it.

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Homemade sunscreen

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Time: 30mins

How to use:

Re-apply 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 gently until shea butter is melts. Wait for 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



It's a good thing to allow your skin get a good amount of sunshine in other to provide your body with ample Vitamin D.

But that doesn't mean you should stay in the sun until you get burnt.

In bygone years, people naturally knew how to keep away from getting much sun. And they did this by avoiding being outside during mid-day when the sun ray was hottest.

Umbrellas and canopies were, however, used when it became necessary for them to stay outdoor.

Some also wore a large brimmed hat.

It is important to state here that commercial sunscreen have been a hot topic lately. Reports claim that they contain harsh chemicals and being counterproductive in maintaining healthy skin.

Owing to this, it has now become more important than ever to know how to make your own sun

screen. And you can learn how to do it by following the above direction.

ALSO READ: Learn how to stop wrinkles using sunscreen

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