[caption id="attachment_2162" align="alignright" width="300"] Protect your skin from those nasty rays with homemade sunscreen!
Let’s face it, BURN can be very bad, from food to love to your skin, and even your wallet. So, if you wanna save some cash, and you skin as well this summer, why not try making your very own sunscreen?
Interested? Well, go ahead and check out this great homemade sunscreen recipe that you can concoct right in your kitchen.
Introducing homemade sunscreen in a stick!
What You Need:
- 1 ounce of oil (either Raspberry Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, or Wheat Germ Oil)
- 1 ounce of Shea Butter
- 1 ounce of Beeswax
- 1 ounce of Aloe Vera Gel ( ideally freshly picked)
- 1 Vitamin E Capsule
- Half An ounce of Zinc Oxide Powder
Why It’s Good:
The three oils mentioned above have been known to have the highest amounts of SPF.
Raspberry Seed Oil: 30-50 SPF
Carrot Seed Oil: 30 SPF
Wheat Germ Oil: 20 SPF
The Shea Butter adds about 6-10 SPF
The Beeswax makes the sunscreen waterproof, which is perfect for a day out in the surf, sun, and sand.
The Vitamin E Capsule is generally good for your skin and will help you get that gorgeous glow (and I’m not referring to a tan!)
The Zinc Oxide Powder adds even more SPF, about 15-20 SPF
As for the Aloe Vera, click HERE
to know more!
[caption id="attachment_2163" align="aligncenter" width="300"] TA-DA! Sunscreen in a Stick!
What To Do:
1. Heat the oil as well as the beeswax in a double boiler over your stove.
- Double Boiler??? – Don’t panic. It really is simple. All you have to do is get a pan and fill it with water. Then simply place another pan on top of that one. Put your stove on high. The point? You see, the boiling water in the bottom pan will heat up the pan on top. This is the perfect way to keep you from burning your homemade sunscreen (HA!).
2. Keep the oil and beeswax in your double boiler until melted.
3. Take the pan out from the fire, let it cool just a bit.
4. While still warm, cut open your Vitamin E capsule and mix in. You also want to add the aloe vera get too.
5. Next you should move your substance to a bowl, one that you do not use for eating (or at least you never will after this!) then mix in the zinc oxide powder.
6. Mix until the zinc oxide powder is completely dissolved.
7. Pour into a either a roll up or push up dispenser.
8. Let it sit over night.
9. The next day, you will have your very own homemade sunscreen in a stick kind of protection.
10. Before hitting the shore, simply roll on over your skin and get protected.