I have been experimenting for a while now to craft a homemade sunscreen that works for my family. I wanted a sunscreen that was not too oily, didn’t turn our skin completely white, and most importantly, one that actually worked. Well, after much trial and error, I believe I have found the perfect combo and ratio of ingredients that meets all of those requirements, plus one: it smells amazing! I am so thrilled to share this recipe with you today. Enjoy!
2 oz. beeswax
2 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. coconut oil
1 1/2 oz. grapeseed oil
1/2 oz. carrot seed oil
1 oz jojoba oil
2 1/2 oz. non-nano and uncoated zinc
Measure the beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil by weight and place in a double boiler. Heat until all components are melted. Remove from heat. Add grapeseed oil, carrot seed oil and jojoba oil. Mix well to combine. Finally, whisk in the zinc (also measured by weight). The mixture will thicken up pretty quickly. Once mixed and thickened, spoon into a glass jar with a lid.
As with most natural sunscreens, you need to reapply often. I have found best results when reapplying this sunscreen every 60-80 minutes.
(*Note: Be sure to wipe out all vessels and utensils thoroughly with paper towels before washing, as beeswax can clog plumbing. You can then discard of the paper towels in your compost bin.)