Homemade Sunscreen

homemade sunscreen

For a great sunscreen option using ingredients you can trust, try this homemade sunscreen!

6 tbsp of coconut oil

2 tbsp almond or grapeseed oil

2 tbsp finely powdered zinc oxide (or less if you want a less white sunscreen)

3 tsp shea butter

2 tsp beeswax pellets


Combine the ingredients, in order listed, in a thick glass jar or measuring cup.  Create a bain marie, with a pot of shallow water and place the vessel in the water, being careful that the water doesn’t get into your ingredients.  Let it simmer until the ingredients have all melted together.


Mix thoroughly with a hand blender to ensure the zinc oxide is distributed evenly throughout.  Let cool before applying.