How to Make Homemade Sunscreen (SPF 30-40 and good for your skin!) On my quest to use all natural cosmetic products, I knew that sunscreen was going to be a necessary product to make.
My skin often gets itchy just from using the store-bought kinds, and it leaves me feeling icky. Not to mention, it is usually polluting a water body. You also want to be on the lookout for the endocrine disruptor, oxybenzone, used in many store bought sunscreens. Anyways, a few weeks ago I spent all afternoon in the park with my boyfriend and his family. It wasn’t a very hot or super sunny day but I didn’t have any sunscreen on because I hadn’t made any yet.
Well- there’s no need to decide! It costs $7.46 to make 6 oz of this sunscreen. If you are acne prone, this sunscreen is not non-comedogenic and it could cause you to break out. Before I started making my own cosmetics I had no idea that oils could have natural SPF in them. So if you leave the zinc oxide out- this recipe will naturally have an SPF of about 20 or so. Ta da! Zinc Oxide Powder - USP. NON NANO / UNCOATEDThis is UPS -2 Zinc Oxide which has a mean particle size of .33 μm / 330 nm Does not penetrate the pores.
For more information: 100 nm is generally considered the upper limit for nanoparticles so our zinc oxide would NOT be considered a nanoparticle Science overwhelmingly shows that particles of zinc oxide greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin, do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health Grade: USP-2 Color: White or yellowish Synonyms: Calamine, Zinc White, Zincite, Chinese White Powder Uses: Zinc Oxide is used in cosmetics and as a pigment, a bulking agent or filler and an opacifier. Zinc Oxide is also used in the manufacturing of plastics, in compounding rubber, making glazes and paper coating.
Recipe/Process: Rose Cream for Day Use Ingredients: 1 heaping tsp anhydrous Lanolin 6fl. oz Almond Oil2 oz Beeswax 2 tsp Zinc Oxide that has been rubbed with 4 fl. Odor: Odorless SoapGoods is not FDA regulated. How to Make Natural Homemade Sunscreen. How to Make Homemade Facial Sunscreen (Acne Friendly and Good for your Skin) Last week I posted How to Make Homemade Sunscreen.
In that post, I mentioned that the recipe was not very acne-friendly. At least for me personally, coconut oil makes my face break out. It has a comedogenic rating of 4 out of 5, meaning it is very likely to clog your pores. So, the sunscreen is great for use on your body, but if your face is acne prone like me, you might want to use a separate face sunscreen. I had that in mind when I made this recipe. Ok- this sunscreen is a natural moisturizer, has anti-inflammatory properties, is non-comedogenic, is waterproof, and has no harmful chemicals.
It cost $6.48 to make about 4 ounces of this facial sunscreen. Don’t you hate reading ingredient labels and wondering what the heck some ingredients are and why they are in cosmetics? Before I started making my own cosmetics I had no idea that oils could have natural SPF in them. So if you leave the zinc oxide out- this recipe will naturally have an SPF of about 20 or so. Ingredients Instructions. From Scratch DIY Sunscreen - Easy To Make (and why YOU need this recipe)! - S... Confession: I have been sitting on this sunscreen recipe post (and not sharing it with all of you) for a loooong time.
Whew! I feel better getting that out. So, just exactly why have I been sitting on this post? Well, you know that I keep it real with all of you. I tried my hand at multiple DIY sunscreen recipes last summer. So, being ‘Scratch’ Mommy, off I went into my laboratory to create my own. So, why was I holding onto this recipe for so long? Well, after the first attempt I was shocked. As many of you know, I have my own Scratch Mommy Skincare line, so I didn’t even think about putting it onto the blog…it went straight into my shop so I could offer it to all of you. Selfish? Perhaps. Please, allow me to further explain…