A simple diy sunscreen recipe, to help you stay safe this summer
- 2 tablespoon beeswax
- 2 tablespoon shea butter
- 2 tablespoon calendula infused* virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon hempseed oil
- 1 tablespoon red raspberry seed oil
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E, natural source
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tbsp. zinc oxide, non-nano to increase the spf to 20
- 1½ tbsp. zinc oxide, non-nano to increase the spf to 30.
- Using a double boiler, melt the beeswax and shea butter in a glass jar, set in water.
- Stir to combine the beeswax and shea butter. Add calendula infused oil, and hempseed oil to the jar.
- Continue to heat and stir until the beeswax mixture combines with the oils.
- Stir in raspberry seed oil and vitamin E. Stir to combine. Remove from heat as soon as the mixture liquifies.
- Without the addition of zinc oxide this homemade sunscreen recipe has a natural spf of about 15 and offers protection from UVB radiation only.
To create a broad spectrum sunscreen and increase the spf, add zinc oxide to the recipe.
- While beeswax and shea butter are melting, stir zinc oxide powder into the oils with a spoon.
- Once the zinc oxide powder is moistened, use a stick blender to combine fully. Use a dust mask and gloves to protect from zinc oxide inhalation.
- Pour the sunscreen mixture into a 4 oz glass jar or tin and label. For a handy sunscreen stick, you can pour the liquid into lip gloss tubes.