Effective Homemade sunscreen with aloe vera and coconut oil
There are plenty of homemade sunscreen recipes, but only few of them can really protect your skin from cancer-causing UVB and UVA rays. We have made some research on the DIY sunscreen solutions and our years of experience and came up with the recipes below. Its has a unique way to protect your skin against cancer causing rays and its very effective.
1/4 cup coconut oil (has an SPF of 7)
2 (or more) tbsp. powdered zinc oxide
1/4 cup pure aloe vera gel (must be 50 percent or higherTrusted Source pure aloe)
25 drops walnut extract oil for scent and an added SPF boostTrusted Source
1 cup (or less) shea butter for a spreadable consistency
Combine all ingredients, except the zinc oxide and aloe vera gel, in a medium saucepan. Let the shea butter and oils melt together at medium heat.
Let cool for several minutes before stirring in aloe vera gel.
Cool completely before adding zinc oxide. Mix well to make sure the zinc oxide is distributed throughout. You may want to add some beeswax or another waxy substance for a stickier consistency.
Store in a glass jar, and keep in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use.
Note: This recipe isn’t waterproof, and it’ll need to be reapplied often.