Applying sunscreen or sunblock lotions have become a must especially during the summer seasons. However, recently researches proved that some sunscreen lotions contain harmful particles that can cause ageing signs to occur earlier in our life. At worse, there are possibilities of growing cancerous tissues in our body because certain sunblock creams contain excess nano-particles and carcinogens. Hence, it is quite risky to depend on these lotions as most of them include toxic substances. A much better and safer option is to make self-made and easy sunscreen lotions at home.
Let’s look into some ways to produce homemade sunblock creams:
Shea Butter Sunblock
First of all whip about half a cup of shea butter to form a creamy texture. While whipping, add 1/3 cup of coconut oil and 40 drops of myrrh oil. You can add zinc oxide if you want since its optional for this sunscreen and if you do want it, do not forget to wear mask. You can also add carrot seed oil which can give more beneficial results. The end product would be a buttery and fluffy sunblock which can be stored and used daily. This sunblock gives roughly around 40 SPF.
Take the same amount of about 1.5 oz. of beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter. Include 1 oz. of zinc oxide. Use a double boiler to melt shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax together. Detach the boiler from the flame. Then wear a proper mask before handling zinc oxide because it is not good to inhale it. Add zinc oxide and stir well. Whisk till all the ingredients are fully merged with one another without any clumps. Pour it into a container or mold and let it cool. This will form a sunscreen bar. You can refrigerate and use it later. This sunscreen can give about 20 SPF.
Lavender Oil Sunblock
Initially melt 2.5 oz. of shea butter and coconut oil using a double boiler or put the ingredients in a silver bowl over a pan of water. Switch off the flame and add 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil into the mixture. Lastly pour 1 oz. of zinc oxide. Stir well and let it cool. You can store it in a storing jar and use after it had completely cooled off. It can be applied for a maximum of 6 months. This sunblock can provide approximately 20 SPF.
Mixed Oil Sunscreen
You can simply create a mixed oil sunblock which can protect the skin as well as nourish it. Take about a half cup of coconut oil, 8 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of myrrh oil, 8 drops of eucalyptus oil, 5 drops of carrot seed oil and 8 drops pf peppermint oil. Add more myrrh oil to increase the SPF. Combine them well and store in a quality glass jar that helps to keep oils at good condition. This sunblock suits all types of skin. You can apply this daily before going out and exposing your skin to the sun. Mixed oil sunblock can give around 20-30 SPF.
Aloe Vera Sunblock
This is a very easy sunscreen spray which can be made within minutes. Take a bowl and add the following items: I cup of aloe vera juice, 20 drops of carrot seed oil, half cup of avocado oil and a few drops of myrrh oil. Mix them well and pour the solution in a spray can. Use it when necessary. This natural sunscreen can offer about 25-30 SPF.
Try these recipes to create your own homemade sunscreen lotions.