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A Recipe for Natural Homemade Sunscreen

A Recipe for Natural Homemade Sunscreen
With spring here, and the anticipation of outdoor adventures on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to start talking about natural protection from the sun! We all know that protecting our skin — the body’s largest organ – from the sun is super important; but sadly, so many of the commercially-prepared sunscreens on the market are laden with harmful chemicals that could actually end up exposing us to the very toxins we are trying to protect ourselves from. The good news is…there are ways to make your own natural sunscreens at home – not only will this save you money, but it will give you greater peace of mind in knowing exactly what has gone into making it. Tips for Natural Sun Protection One hundred years ago the majority of jobs involved working outdoors yet the sunscreen craze was no where to be found – neither was skin cancer. As just a little side note, my goal here is not to persuade you in your thinking but rather I want to challenge you to begin the research on your own. The Recipe

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant – That Really Works! Probiotics. A buzzword within the natural health community. And rightfully so! If you haven’t already heard of fermented foods, kefir, and kombucha you will soon. Likewise, as the known benefits of probiotics are now expanding into mainstream culture, new research is showing remarkable promise for the use of this “good bacteria” in topical remedies. Emerging thoughts include the idea that probiotics can actually help improve the balance of bacteria on your skin, very similar to the way they are known to improve the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Our skin is the largest organ in our body. This is part where we transition into what all of this means for our underarms (smile). All of the chemicals in conventional deodorants serve to kill these “bad” or undesirable bacteria that cause that unwanted natural scent. There are many reasons why we should be concerned about using anti-perspirants and commercially prepared deodorants! Homemade Probiotic Deodorant Ingredients Method 1.

Homemade Sunscreen Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! Just in time for winter! Sunscreen recipe! My timing might not be particularly awesome. On the other hand, the sun does shine year round. This recipe makes a sunscreen that contains emollient ingredients as well as zinc oxide. 6 T. avocado oil 3 T. shea butter 1 T. beeswax 1 tsp. soy lecithin 1 capsule vitamin E 1 T. aloe vera gel 2 T. zinc oxide 3-5 drops essential oil (optional) Melt the shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler. Wisk in the avocado oil, lecithin, aloe vera gel, zinc oxide, and essential oil. (I like to whir it in the food processing container of my immersion blender.) This sunscreen leaves a white sheen on skin from the zinc oxide, but it is not opaque. I get my zinc oxide from a company called Essential Wholesale, but it is available from other soaping/cosmetics type suppliers as well.

Homemade Body Butter to Die For | Hildablue If today had a theme, it would have to be timing. As Leslie over at Crunchy Betty posted some improvements to my scrub candy recipes, she talked about the perfect timing with Valentine’s just around the corner. Now here’s my so-timely-I-can’t-beleive-it-story: this delicious body butter! Also, do check out the bath candy thingies over at crunchy betty. I’m sort of proud of them, and Leslie has only improved them. For a good while, I’ve been longing for a creamy, soft, nice smelling, chemical free body butter. So a few days back, just as I was going to start experimenting with nothing to go after, somebody in the best no ‘poo-group on facebook (it’s in swedish though, sorry!) So what is a body butter anyway? So now I had something to go by. 2 tbs solid shea butter1 tbs mint infused coconut oil1 tbs olive oildried rose petals, fresh rosemary1 ml vitamin E (or 1 capsule)about 7 drops each of lime essential oil and lavender essential oil Here’s how you make the body butter: Et voilà!

Homemade Sunscreen Recipe- Sun Protection without the chemicals Most sunscreens contain toxic ingredients or endocrine disrupting chemicals that in many cases may actually promote skin cancer growth and free radical production in the body. In fact, in the years since sunscreen use began, skin cancer rates have actually risen, and a 2007 document from the FDA stated that: “ The FDA is not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer ” In fact, many reports show that most sunscreens actually raise skin cancer risk . Even natural commercially available sunscreens often have toxic ingredients! Check out your brand here ! Considering many people these days are actually Vitamin D deficient , I consider lack of sun exposure to be a much bigger problem than too much exposure. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to many types of cancers including the most deadly types of breast cancer . As a society, we’ve literally cut off our nose to spite our face when it comes to sun exposure. Natural Homemade Sunscreen Ingredients:

The Nourished Life: Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe Does your moisturizer make you nervous? Let me guess: it’s either filled with questionable ingredients or wildly expensive. Or both. Like you, I’ve been seeking a natural alternative to those bottles of creamy (but chemical-laden) conventional lotions. It hasn’t been easy. Whip It: The Secret to Moisturizing with Coconut Oil I’ve been having an on again, off again love affair with coconut oil as a moisturizer for a few years now. Heating the jar to melt the oil never worked for me, either, because I chronically forgot to do it! One day I ran across a recipe for whipped shea butter, and this got me thinking: can you whip coconut oil? The result was a superbly light and fluffy moisturizer that far exceeded my expectations. Want to try it out? Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe I love that this coconut oil recipe only requires one (yes, one!) What to do: 1. 2. 3. Note: Your whipped coconut oil should stay relatively soft, even at colder temperatures. Do you love coconut oil?

Ask Crunchy Betty: Homemade Sunblock and Skin Protection Ask away, crunchies ... You have questions. In fact, I have an entire folder full of emailed questions from you. I receive several a week. Sometimes several a day. It scares me. You scare me. (Not really. Anyway, after the one I received today, a lightning bolt of DUH hit me. For the record, for the last few weeks, I haven’t even answered them privately, I’ve been so overwhelmed. So, new policy: I will most likely NOT answer questions privately, unless the questions are accompanied by witty one-liners I can steal and use elsewhere to make me seem smart. I will, however, choose questions from the list in my mailbox to answer here. Please, though, use my email to send me any questions. – mark it, remember it, use it, tattoo it on your lower back. So to kick things off, here’s a question I received this weekend. Horses, like the sun, are magical. Any ideas? Also, I’ve searched the site for sunscreen ideas, but cant seem to find any. From Love to Know. From Wabi Sabi Baby.

How to Make Whipped Body Butter on Soap Queen TV What’s better than Tutorial Thursday? A Soap Queen TV episode! Today’s project is a variation on one of the most popular projects from the Soap Queen Blog, Whipped Shea Butter. As of this very moment, the blog post has 264 comments. That’s crazy! It’s a great beginner’s recipe so if you want to get into lotion making, this is a great place to start. This body butter has been such a hit in the office, we seriously can’t get enough of it. Enjoy the video and most importantly, enjoy the recipe. How to Make Whipped Body Butter from Soap Queen on Vimeo. To make the recipe in this video you will need: We used our Bail Jars to package the body butter in, but you can use any wide mouth container. Get all of the ingredients and the containers with the click of a button!

How To Make Homemade Sunblock & Homemade Sunblock Recipe | Sun blocks are vital part of skin care regimen since to prevent the skin from tanning and age signs. Plus it does the protection from UV rays as well which can cause some serious skin problems and allergies. So if you wish to make your own sun block that can suit your skin type and demands, then here are some ideas. The best thing about these is that these are herbal which is why they are a side effect free. So to avoid the skin from sun burning, the first remedy to make your own sun screen lotion is here. Take 2 chopped cucumbers, ½ cup of rose water, and equal quantity of glycerin and 5 drops of lemon extract. Take the cucumber in squeezer and mix it up with all the rose water and glycerin. In this you require to have 2 tsp of jojoba oil, walnut or almond oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax of all same quantities, 3 tsp of rose water, 4 tsp sesame oil and finally 25 drops of carrot seed essential oil. Then take Luke warm water with aloe vera gel and some rose water and dissolve them well.

Body Butter Recipe *Because of the popularity of this recipe on pinterest, I am getting many, many questions that are more suited for an expert. This is a raw food site, this was my first attempt at body butter, it worked better than I could have hoped for and if you make this recipe as stated, it will work great for you too!! I am sorry but I can’t answer the technical questions. Cheers!* I made my first batch of body butter today. I love creamy body butters. We often forget that our skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs what we put on it. I called my friend Jen Vertanen, who writes the blog, “The Wholehearted Life”, knowing that she has spent years playing with recipes for home made soaps and lotions and asked her opinion on ingredients. I measured out shea butter (I use this shea butter: organic raw shea butter and coconut oil for the solid, and melted them in my home-made double boiler. I wanted to use rosemary as one of my scents. A few people have asked about jars. Body Butter 1. 2. 4. 4.

Lexie Naturals: Homemade Natural Sunscreen (and Diaper Cream) Note: We currently sell this SunLotion in our online store. It is a seasonal item so we do not restock once summer is over. Visit our store to see what's available and purchase.Our family has a history of skin cancer, so we are pretty adamant about wearing sunscreen when we will be in full sun for a long period of time (for more information about sun screen vs. sun exposure check out this post). But have you read the ingredients list on your sunscreen lately? I did for the first time this summer, and I was not pleased. They are full of toxins, chemicals, and parabens. The ingredients are linked to online stores where they can be purchased. What you'll do: 1. 2. 3.

Rice Starch May Help Eczema and Damaged Skin | Bastyr Center for Natural Health Rice Starch May Help Eczema and Damaged Skin People with eczema or damaged skin may find improvement by soaking the affected area in a bath containing rice starch, according to a study in Archives of Dermatology and Venereology (2002;82:184–6). While dermatologists have often recommended this treatment for those with dry, irritated skin, this is the one of the first studies to document its effectiveness. In this study, two experiments were performed. The first involved 37 healthy people who agreed to have an irritating chemical applied to their skin that produced minor skin damage. This group was assigned to one of three groups that were treated with (1) 30 grams of pure rice starch, (2) 7.5 grams of a bath lotion made from rice starch, glycerine, and dimethicone, or (3) the same bath lotion supplemented with 5% evening primrose oil. In those with chemically damaged skin, all forms of rice starch led to a significant improvement in the moisture of the skin.

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bar Recipe I’ve had fun lately creating a lot of different varieties of lotion bars . I started with the basic recipe and realized that the options were truly endless for variations. Another of my favorites so far is the sunscreen bar! It’s basically a bar version of my homemade sunscreen, and it avoids all the chemicals and potential carcinogens in regular sunscreen . It’s also easier to apply, since it is in a bar (use it almost like soap) and easier for kids to do themselves. I would recommend keeping it in the cooler if you take it to the beach, because it will start to get soft when the temperature hits the high 80s, but it will store well at room temperature. I’d also encourage experimenting with how much coverage you want based on how much Zinc Oxide you add to the recipe, as this will be a smoother and thinner (and more waterproof) coverage than the basic sunscreen recipe . Sunscreen Bar Ingredients: How to Make: Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Do you use sunscreen?