I started making this in my kitchen with a baby food processor two days before we left for vacation. The directions were easy to follow and Jess's tip to let the zinc sit with the liquid oil overnight was GREAT(do not skip)! We spent 5 days exploring Acadia National Park in Maine, everyday was a new adventure with unpredictable sun exposure. So every morning I applied the natural sunscreen to myself & my children, and after swimming, cliff climbing, hiking, and several hours outside tie-dying there was no sunburn in sight!!! 7 people in a van can quickly get overpowering for the senses but the sunscreen smelled lovely going on as well as when permeating the hot van ;)
Sunscreens are a touchy subject these days with the plethora of ingredients that are not so skin friendly in commercially available products. Using zinc oxide in your sunscreen creates a reflective and physical skin barrier versus using standard chemical based sunscreens. This recipe is comparable to an spf of 25-30 based on the zinc percentage of 10.25%. This is formulated for personal use and not for selling.
This is everything you need to make approx. 20 fluid ounces of natural sunscreen.
Coconut Oil, Virgin Organic (8 oz jar)
Shea Butter, Virgin Organic (8 oz jar)
Zinc Oxide, Organic (3 oz bag)
Beeswax, Organic (3 oz bag)
Jojoba oil, Organic (4 oz bottle)
Fractionated Coconut Oil (4 oz bottle)
Common sense liability statement: This recipe has not been lab tested and we are not claiming a specific spf value. In order to sell sunscreen and claim an spf value on your product you must register with the FDA and have your product independently lab tested.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We are not doctors or medical professionals. We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: http://pompeiiorganics.com/blend-safe/