Sunscreen is intended to shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. These can cause premature aging, and more tragically, skin cancer. But commercial suncreens often involve more nasty chemicals than necessary.
By making your own sunscreen, you control exactly what goes in!
In response to a lot feedback I've been getting on this Instructabe, I decided to offerr an all natural TD/ZO alternative. Check it out here!
Step 1: Materials
- 8oz carrier. oil - jojoba, grapeseed, or almond are my preferences
- 1oz emulsifing wax
- Sunblocking agent - micronized zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
- Essential oils - coconut is classic
- Mixer - either handheld mixer, immersion blender, or mini chopper - NOT TO BE USED FOR FOOD AFTERWARDS
- Silicone spatula
- Disposable pastry bag or plastic baggie
- Container for your lotion
- Scale for accurate measuring
- Gloves and an approved safety mask for handling powdered agents
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