The Health Benefits of a Natural Sunscreen
Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body. Even natural, commercially available sunscreens often have toxic ingredients!
Many people today are actually Vitamin D deficient, you may want to consider lack of sun exposure to be a much bigger problem than too much exposure. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many types of cancers including the most deadly types of breast cancer. Lack of Vitamin D has also been linked to problems during pregnancy including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, premature labor, and more.
Many of the ingredients in this recipe have a natural SPF, we can only guestimate the total SPF amount in this recipe, but it’s worked great for our family.
Olive Oil – SPF around 5
Coconut Oil – SPF 5
Zinc Oxide SPF – SPF 2-20 depending on how much used
Carrot Seed Oil – SPF 35-40
Shea Butter – SPF 4-6
Aloe Vera – SPF 19
Vitamin E – SPF 19
This sunscreen came out perfect consistency, I like squeeze bottle lotion type, I’m not big on scooping my fingers into a tub of cream and getting it under my nails. So I blended many different recipes I found on DIY sunscreen to make my own version. Get Oil Inspired to tweak it to your liking.
Oil Inspired – 10oz Jar of 60 SPF Sunscreen
• ½ cup olive oil
• ¼ cup coconut oil
• ¼ cup beeswax pellets
• 2 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide
• 2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
• 2 Tablespoons Arrowroot
• 1 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil
• 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
• 2 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
• 6 Drops each of Lavender and Myrrh Essential Oil
Apply the first 6 ingredients into a double boiler until all is melted and smooth.
Set boil in an ice bath while whisking to keep smooth while cooling down.
Once temperature is a lukewarm to room temp, add remaining ingredients and whisk together well. Remove from ice bath, and use a funnel to put into desired container.
This came out waterproof primarily because of the beeswax and other oils of course, but as you can see in the pic, the water just beads right up. Baby tested, mama approved.
Available for direct purchase soon.