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When I first set out to write this “Safe in the Sun” series, I had all intentions of making and testing out my own sunscreen recipe and posting it here for you all to try yourselves!
Well, life happens. I’m a humbled homemaker, remember? I’m not perfect, and I simply ran out of time to “do it all” before Baby Girl arrives any.day.now!
And why re-invent the wheel anyway, when so many other amazing bloggers have some great-looking sunscreen recipes circulating around the web?
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Although I’ve enjoyed reviewing and using TruKid, Kabana and MelanSol (full review & giveaway coming tomorrow!) natural sunscreens, undoubtedly–if you have the time–the most frugal sunscreen is one you make yourself.
Here are some I hope to give a try…next summer.
I love using Lexie’s homemade lotion bars, and I’ve been testing out her deodorant, so I have no doubts her sunscreen recipe is a winner. And she makes making it sound super simple.
Stephanie recently posted a sunscreen recipe directly from the MadeOn My Buttered Life eBook. Although she gives directions in the post, I highly recommend the book, as it contains recipes for other great skincare products. (I reviewed the book last summer.) MadeOn actually sells an ingredients kit, so it’s very easy to round up the ingredients to make this particular recipe. (If you buy the kit, you get the book for FREE!)
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This one is unique in that it sounds like it hardens more like a deodorant or lotion bar recipe. She suggests pouring the ingredients into a roll-up or push-up tube. Sounds like it would be a perfect face stick–which always comes in handy when applying sunscreen to children!
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I almost made this sunscreen last week. Why? Because I loved that I could get all the ingredients locally. Instead of having to order zinc oxide like the other recipes, this one calls for 1/4 cup of zinc-oxide based diaper rash cream! (And hey, I think I may still have some of that floating around the house from before we switched to cloth diapers and couldn’t use it anymore!) Depending on where you live, you may have to actually order some of these ingredients online (beeswax, cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, etc.), but I have access to everything I need for this one at my local health store.
The most unique of the bunch, in this post, Mary gives 8 different combinations using essential oils and carrier oils to protect from the sun!
Other Safe Sun Posts
- Courtney from Simply Nurtured gives a good breakdown on sunscreen safety in this post.
- Young Living Oil Lady has a great post on coconut oil and sun protection.
Have you ever tried making your own sunscreen? What is your favorite homemade sunscreen recipe?
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**Disclaimer: I am not in any way, shape or form a medical professional. I am simply a mom who loves to research. Please conduct your own research and consult with your trusted health professional before making any decisions regarding your health. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.
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