Your sunscreen may be doing your skin more harm than good, and a great natural sunscreen recipe alternative!
It’s that time of year when most folks in the northern hemisphere get plenty of sun. With this comes the need for excellent skin care, as we will be living with this body for an entire lifetime. Wonderful skin nourishment is a must, including sunscreen. But did you know most commercial sunscreens contain highly toxic chemicals which can cause cancer, allergies, skin irritation, aging, and hormone imbalances to name a few, doing more harm to your skin than the sun.
The sun produces vitamin D when allowed to openly mingle with our skin. A little time in the sun is really very healthy! Vitamin D in the body is necessary for optimal cellular and immune system functioning, which is one reason why people tend to get sick more often in the winter without vitamin D. However, if you’re going to be in the sun directly for hours on end, finding a great natural sunscreen is a totally doable thing. Just watch out for strange chemicals like oxybenzone, Cinoxate, dioxybenzone, parabens, oxtocrylene, methoxycinnamate, homosalate, para aminobenzoic acid to name a few, basically if it sounds weird and you are unfamiliar with the ingredients chances are it’s not something you want to put on your body.
I created a safe, moisturizing and healing alternative natural sunscreen here, which works sublimely well, I even use it in place of my normal skin cream because it is so awesome.
Each ingredient creates a mineral barrier (straight from nature) against the sun as opposed to a potentially toxic chemical barrier.
Each ingredient contains an SPF between 3-25
For this natural sunscreen recipe you can use any variety of nourishing oils, the following are a blend of what I used and the basic ingredients;
125 ml oils total
red and black raspberry
sea buckthorn berry
1 Tablespoon non-nano zinc
7 grams shea butter
15 grams beeswax
all the love
heaps of pure joy
squeeze bottles or jar for bottling
labels (so you know what the heck you made a month from now)
heat proof container and spoon or hand mixer for blending
measure all ingredients into heat proof container, set over double boiler and stir as ingredients melt.
pour into jars or bottles,
and label, enjoy!!!