Studies show that many sunscreen ingredients (avobenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate, and oxybenzone to name a few) have toxic properties that are absorbed through the skin and end up circulating in your bloodstream. These are called chemical barrier sunscreens.
The ingredients in PHYSICAL barrier sunscreens, on the other hand, are zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide.
These types of sunscreens are considered the safest sunscreens to use, especially when combined with ingredients like the ones in this recipe I found on MakeupAlley.com.
The person who posted it lives in Hawaii and said a lot of surfers there make their own sunscreen similar to this recipe, and she adds that she’s never been burned while using it.
1/4 cup Diaper Rash Cream (I used Desitin Maximum Strength)
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Cocoa Butter
1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon Beeswax
5-10 drops Essential Oil of your choice (Please note above precaution)
Put all the ingredients in a glass bowl set on top of a pan of boiling water and melt all the ingredients together. Allow mixture to cool and then add your favorite essential oil (if desired). Just make sure to avoid any of the CITRUS essential oils as they are photo-toxic and can actually cause burning. Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.
This recipe […]