I am in the process of making our home as free as possible of unnecessary chemicals. I have read over and over again how bad store-bought sunscreens are for our skin. These dangerous ingredients used are absorbed into our skin and then baked in the sun.
Did you know you can make homemade natural sunscreen very easily in your kitchen?
This will make 8 oz of sunscreen. Each of the ingredients have natural SPF block in them. You will be putting zero UNNECESSARY chemicals on your body, moisturizing your skin and getting the medicinal benefits of each ingredient.
- 1 c raw, unrefined shea butter
- 2/3 c coconut oil
- 20 drops of Myrrh essential oil
- 30 drops of carrot seed essential oil
While I share Amazon links to the shea butter and coconut oil, you do NOT want to buy your essential oils on Amazon. Read more about why all oils are NOT created equally. You do not want to put an oil full of insecticides and petrochemicals all over your body or your children’s body.
Here is the MINIMAL SPF breakdown of each ingredient:
- raw shea butter 5 SPF
- coconut oil 6 SPF
- carrot seed essential oil 28 SPF
- myrrh essential oil 15 SPF
Add the shea butter and coconut oil to a mixing bowl. I used my standing mixer.
Mix over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Once it is smooth and whipped it will look like this.
It will be like buttery icing.
Next add your essential oils. I buy essential oils online from Young Living. The benefits of these oils are amazing!
Carrot Seed oil is an antioxidant and protects skin cells naturally. Aside from making sunscreen with this oil the medicinal benefits are amazing. It is great for digestive issues and for healthy joints.
Myrrh essential oil is ancient and spoken about many times in the Bible. It is an ultra healing oil that is great for skin. It is known for it’s restorative benefits.
Once you’ve added the oils whip it again on medium speed for 30-45 seconds to mix and combine well.
Scoop the sunscreen into an 8 oz container or into two 4 oz containers.
It is that simple. It takes just minutes to make.
The essential oils never expire. This will last as long as the expiration date on the coconut oil.
A little goes a long way!
Have you ever made homemade natural sunscreen? This is my third summer to use this and we still love it!
Buy Essential Oils Online:
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How to Use Essential Oils:
Oils can be used three different ways:
- Topical- apply oil directly to desired area or use Vita Flex (foot) points
- Aromatic– inhale directly or use an ultrasonic diffuser (You get a Young Living diffuser when you purchase the wholesale kit. I also like this diffuser.)
- Dietary– in vegetable based capsules, in water or in food. (I add lemon to my water regularly and cook with oils often.)
MORE HOMEMADE TUTORIALS USING ESSENTIAL OILS
Here are more ways to use essential oils in your home.
- All Oils ARE NOT Created Equally
- Essential Oil Use Chart
- Homemade All Natural Carpet Freshener (kills fleas)
- Homemade Calming Play Dough for Kids
- Homemade Liquid Hand Soap
- Homemade Shaving Cream
- 10 Lavender Oil Uses
- 10 Peppermint Oil Uses