Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where to Buy Sunscreen Ingredients :)

I had a TON of questions about where I buy the ingredients for recipes like sunscreen, so here you go :) And here's the link to the Make Your Own Sunscreen! recipe :)

coconut oil: I get mine from the cooking aisle of grocery stores with the other cooking oils, it is also in the cooking aisle of walmart with the other cooking oils. I pay $5 for 32oz. You can also find it for more expensive but non or less processed form in pharmacy sections or natural stores. you can also find extra virgin coconut oil at glycerin: you will find this in any pharmacy or pharmacy section under the name Glycerin usp, usually with a pink label. you can also find it in natural stores under the name vegetable glycerin, normally in the essential oil sections or in the soap/personal care products sections. You can also find it on

Vitamen e oil: I get mine from you can also find it at most natural stores
rosemary essential oil: Essential Oils (EOs) can be found at any natural food store and most health food stores. (find one at,, and Some can also be found in most pharmacies and grocery stores or general merchandise stores in the pharmacy, organic or supplement sections. There are tons of online retailers that sell Essential Oils. You can always go to and search through there for online retailers. Or you can visit some group member favorites; Mountain Rose Herbs, Puritian's Pride or Puritan's Pride Sale, and
inc oxide powder & titanium dioxide powder: this is another you can get from Mountain Rose Herbs, and I bought mine from an ebay seller suggested to me by another mama,  I will try and fine him in my ebay history.
Aloe Vera: any pharmacy or otc area of a store.
Beeswax: You can get this at most any craft store like michaels, most any natural food or supply store, or at Mountain Rose Herbs and

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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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