Summer is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere and nothing is more important when heading out in to the great outdoors than keeping ourselves safe. This sunscreen applicator is a quick, no mess way of applying sunscreen that can be done on the run (literally) and is easy enough for children to apply on their own. My kids all have one that I slip into their bags, and I have several that I keep in my running kit and our picnic bag!
Step 1: Materials
- Empty roll on deodorant bottle - make sure the top can be removed. I found the travel sized ones work perfectly for this. You can also buy refillable deodorant bottles, but I love that this is repurposing some of our recycling!
Step 2: Step 1 - Prepare Bottle
Remove the top of the deodorant bottle by slipping a sharp knife into the join and gently levering the ball and its seating off the bottle.
Wash all pieces in warm soapy water. If you are worried about residue you can wipe it all out with rubbing alcohol and rinse.
Let the pieces dry.
Step 3: Step 2 - Fill and Use!
FIll the deodorant bottle with sunscreen.
Press the ball and seating firmly back into the bottle, making sure it is back in place correctly before shaking the bottle.
Shake the bottle and use! Like any roll on, it works best when held upright. The applicator leaves a thin layer of sunscreen that can be rubbed in without any additional mess. Kids love that they can apply it themselves too.
This bottle can be refilled as many times at you like!