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Natural Sunscreen Recipe


1/2 cup Sweet almond Oil , Olive Oil or Sesame Oil (Natural SPF)

1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Natural SPF)

1/4 cup beeswax (helps to emulsify & thicken)

2 TablespoonsZinc Oxide (Be careful not to inhale the powder). (Natural SPF)

Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

Optional: 2 tablespoons Unrefined Shea Butter (natural SPF)

Optional:Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or other natural extracts to suit your preference

How to Make Natural Sunscreen:

1.Combine ingredients except zinc oxide in a pint sized or larger glass jar. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.

2.Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.

3.As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, add the zinc oxide, stir in well and pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (pint size) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!

4.Stir a few times as it cools to make sure zinc oxide is incorporated.

5.Use as you would regular sunscreen. Best if used within six months.

Additional Notes:

This sunscreen is somewhat, but not completely, waterproof and will need to be reapplied after sweating or swimming

Make sure not to inhale the Zinc Oxide- use a mask if necessary!

Adding more Zinc Oxide will increase the SPF

Add more beeswax to make thicker sunscreen, less to make smooth sunscreen

Coconut or vanilla extract or lavender essential oils are recommended for fragrance

Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge

  • Store in a small canning jar and apply like a body butter. It will be thicker, especially if you use coconut oil in the recipe.

Remove the Zinc Oxide and this makes an excellent lotion recipe!

It is illegal in NZ to sell a sunscreen without getting it tested


*This Recipe is intended for Personal Use only – Resale of untested SPF Value Sunscreen in New Zealand is illegal.

*Allergy Test of Final product before use is recommended

*As the ordinary or otherwise use of products is outside of Lotus Oils control, no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect of such use (including damage or injury) or the results obtained

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