Most sunscreen is LOADED with chemicals. I prefer to keep my kids away from that but couldn’t find any sunscreens that I either trusted or if I did trust them, the cost was outrageous! So I decided to make my own. But my sunscreen has a pain reliever, is great for the skin and is also a bug repellent. How awesome is that!
There are a few base oils you can use.
1 oz coconut oil
1 oz grape seed oil
1 oz olive oil
1oz jojoba oil
pick two of the oils above to mix together. Do not use all four together for this recipe.
1/3 tablespoon pure beeswax
1 tablespoon Shea butter (organic)
In a small saucepan, start melting the beeswax on low heat. Once beeswax is almost melted, add the Shea butter. Once melted, take of heat and pour into a kitchen aid mixer bowl (or any counter top mixer). You will want to whip it on low. Once it begins to cool, you will want to add your essential oils.
30 drops carrot seed essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops myrrh essential oil
10 drops Frankencense essential oil
5 drops of Wintergreen essential oil
15 drops Citronela essential oil
1 tablespoon Calendula oil
1 tablespoon Arnica oil
Keep whipping the mixture until cool. Make sure to stop your mixer and scrape down the sides so that all the oils blend evenly. Put in glass jars. Apply 15 minutes before going out into the sun. Reapply after being in the water.
NOTES: Carrot EO has an SPF of 38-40, jojoba oil SPF 4, Olive oil SPF 2-8, Shea butter SPF 6-8