Pinterest Worthy Travel Tricks: Natural Homemade Sunscreen

beeswaxIt seems everything causes some sort of crazy reaction and, ultimately, results in cancer or something equally as scary.

I am not a doctor and it feels the reports change everyday, but going with natural ingredients can be a great alternative.

One thing is for sure, the sun can be damaging to your skin.

So, whether you are in Florida or Alaska, protect your skin!

If you aren’t much of a purist when it comes to chemicals, but like to save some money, then this recipe for a natural homemade sunscreen will be up your alley too! You can find most of these in the grocery or have them shipped to your door via Amazon.

You Will Need:

4 Tbs. Pure Sweet Almond Oil
4 Tbs Coconut oil
2 Tbs Titanium Dioxide Powder (You can find this on Amazon for less than $10 a pound! This will go a long way.)
2 Tbs Beeswax
1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil
1 Face mask/bandana
1 jar, small container or the best deodorant case

Mix: Almond oil, coconut oil and beeswax in a small pan while melting on a very low heat.

Wear: A face mask or use a bandana to cover your mouth and nose. It’s not safe to breathe in the titanium dioxide, but it is safe for you skin.

Add: Titanium Dioxide Powder once the oils and waxes have completely melted. *Be sure NOT to breathe this in!

Stir: The mixture well and add the vitamin E oil.

Pour: Your homemade sunscreen into your chosen vessel and let it cool and harden.

The SPF content will varying depending on the oils you use. It should hover in the SPF 30-40 range and last 5 hours. If you are sweating or swimming, reapply every 3 hours.

Already burned? Try this natural and easy remedy that provides pain relief and turns the red to brown fast!

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10 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. DD March 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Wow, I didn’t know this could be done at home. I’ll have to try it.

  2. MK March 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    This sounds pretty great and I know myself, I can never get enough sunscreen!

  3. BusyBee March 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of home made sunscreen. This sounds like it smells fantastic, too.

  4. DD March 4, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I would be interested to smell it. I don’t think I could do this at home though. I’m horrible when it comes to this stuff.

  5. Erin March 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    What a great idea, would be a fun craft with my daughter.

  6. Allie March 7, 2014 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I’d rather buy a bottle in all honesty. Seems like a hassle.

  7. Janelle March 7, 2014 at 8:25 am - Reply

    The Titanium Dioxide Powder danger is enough to keep me at bay.

  8. Nikki March 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I will have to try this I have super sensitive skin and always like sunscreen natural things in it.

  9. Erin March 9, 2014 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Cool idea, some people are just so dang crafty.

  10. BusyBee March 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Has anyone tried doing this at home? How did it go?

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