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I have absolutely enjoyed making and using my own homemade sunscreen lotion bars without all the toxic ingredients. But this year I wanted to try my hand at some squeezable sunscreen lotion instead. This is greatly because Homemade Daddy has requested this many many times!

I ended up getting the push I needed to just go ahead and make them when I saw a great recipe from Emily over at Holistic Squid. And, as many of you saw in my Facebook group, I got quite a burn yesterday so I really needed to get this made for the summer ASAP. No more excuses! I used Emily’s recipe as my starting point but made quite a few adjustments to include specific quantities of the liquid ingredients including therapeutic essential oils and avocado oil in the place of some of the zinc for the SPF protection.

I applied some today and it went on smooth and easy and felt very much like the store bought sunscreen. I was happy this made enough to fill three tubes: one to send with my daughter to school, one to throw in my purse, and one for Homemade Daddy.

Homemade Sunscreen Lotion

Ingredients

Directions

Using a double boiler (or a glass measuring cup set over a pan of simmering water), combine the beeswax, the cocao butter, shea butter, and the coconut oil and warm until melted. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the zinc oxide powder under the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. Once the mixture is just warm to the touch and is starting to set a bit, stir in the avocado oil and essential oils and whisk to combine.

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Pour the mixture into these squeeze tubes or pour into 4 oz glass jars. Apply often while out in the sun!

 

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I am a very busy real food mama! When I am not taking care of my 5 year old, I take time to share my real food recipes on my blog, Homemade Mommy. I finds the time for homemade cooking because eating this way has truly changed my family’s life. Ditching processed food has helped us all to heal from a number of ailments including asthma, allergies, recurrent sinus infections and ADHD. I buy organic, from family farms, local and grass-fed. I am passionate about achieving vibrant health and am happy to share tips, techniques and recipes in my eBook, The Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms which is an excellent resource for any busy mom (or dad) who wants to cook real food for their family but is not sure how to take the plunge.

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10 Responses to Homemade Sunscreen Lotion

  1. Carey says:

    Hi Lindsey, have you had a chance to test it’s effectiveness since you exchanged some EOs for the Zinc oxide? I have a VERY fair skinned grandson where Desitin works very well, but we hate using it.

    • If you notice in the recipe, I still do include some zinc, I just also include EOs. I wouldn’t use Desitin on my own skin because it contains petrolatum which is made from petroleum and is toxic.

  2. Kathy says:

    why is there such a difference in the amounts and types of oils from the squeezable to the bar?

  3. catherine says:

    I’m guessing these are weighted ounces? Or are they liquid?

  4. Barbara says:

    I only have carrotseed and lavender, could I just double the carrotseed oil?

  5. Ryan says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading your posts for a few months now. I have made several of your recipes and plan to do several more! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and recipes! My question is, do you gave any idea what SPF this may be equivalent to? If I recall the coconut oil was 8? And carrot seed oil about 40?

  6. Noella says:

    Do you know the approx. SPF number this would be?

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