Monday, May 25, 2009

Make Your Own Sunscreen!

As it is that time of year again I thought it would be helpful to share a homemade sunblock recipe :)

Per normal with me all measurements are approximate, nothing has to be exact, but try to get close.

1cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup melted beeswax
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/4 cup aloe vera
10 drops vitamen e oil
10 drops rosemary oil
2tbs zinc oxide powder
2tbs titanium dioxide powder

I melt the beeswax, then add the coconut oil into the pot and mix it together when melted. Then I mix the glycerin, aloe, vitamen e oil and rosemary into the hot water. Then I mix that in with the coconut oil and beeswax then stir the powders in (DO NOT INHALE POWDERS). It take a bit for it to combine it all well.

This has an spf of ~35-45ish. Beeswax makes it semi waterproof also. Everything is totally safe for use on skin (0-1 ratings on cosmetic database for use on skin except vitemen e oil), but make sure you don't inhale the powders, this is important!

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I'm a semi crunchy stay at home wife and mama of two boys. Extend Breastfeed, Cloth diaper, Cosleep, Babywear, Homeschool, Homebirth. My sons and I have some serious health concerns (allergies, growth hormone, kidney, lung, spine, etc...). We didn't realize they were genetic (or I had) until after Trace's birth. Tristian had some big medical and possibly/probably autism related delays in early childhood but also taught himself to read at 2yrs and started on math equations at 4yrs. Trace is bit delayed across the board by about 6 months, but as he's 1yr+ behind in height... it's not very noticable ;-) Trace is very musical and hands on. With plenty of common sense, love, good doctors and faith we are doing wonderfully!

This wonderful chapter in my life of discovering the green subculture has (mostly) ended. Living green on a budget has changed from the thrill of discovery to habit. This blog remains in rememberance- with occasionally crossover posting. I hope you join me- the same green mama on a budget, in a new blog celebrating life's daily experiences- LIFE O'KAY Still lots of crafts & crunchiness- with even more sweet family moments.

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