How To: Make Natural Sunscreen

How To: Make Natural Sunscreen

Sunscreens are crucial for any beach vacation – or any outdoor activity for that matter. Unfortunately conventionally commercial sunscreens contain a lot of unnecessary chemicals in addition to the active ingredients that block UVA & UVB rays. While there are organic sunscreens on the market, they are expensive. So why not make your own?

The great thing about making your own is you can choose your favorite base lotion, whether it's store bought or handmade, and just add in the essential sun ray blocking ingredients.


  • 8oz oil (olive, sunflower, jojoba, or soybean)

  • 1oz emulsifing wax

  • Sunblocking agent (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) - available online

  • Essential oils of your choice (optional)

Go to Instructables for complete instructions. Good luck - and of course care should be taken with this DIY to make sure your skin is properly protected.

Anyone made their own sunscreen before? We're interested to see how it works out.

via Lifehacker

(Image via Instructables)

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