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How To Make A Natural Sunscreen At Home?

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Sunscreen is an important part of a skin care regimen. A sunscreen prevents you from ageing early. If you don't apply a sunscreen then you have a higher risk of getting face wrinkles, spots and fine lines at a very early age.

Sun rays damage the skin and also darken your complexion. Most people get rashes on their skin when their skin is exposed to the sun. To prevent all this, we use a sunscreen that offers protection to our skin.

However, a sunscreen that we purchase from a market is chemical based. It contains many chemicals that protect our skin from the harsh rays of the sun, but these chemicals also have some unwanted effects on the skin. These products are expensive as well.

Now, there is no need to buy a sunscreen, if you can make your own sunscreen at home easily. Yes, you read it right. There are some natural ingredients that have a natural sun protecting factor (SPF). When we combine these ingredients together, their SPF will increase and offer a best protection to your skin from the sun.

Natural home-made sunscreens can also make your face look healthy and glowing, apart from protecting it from the sun. Here are some best home-made sunscreen recipes. Have a look.


Sunscreen Oil Recipe

This sunscreen will be in the form of an oil. The ingredients needed here are 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 15 drops of myrrh essential oil and 7 drops of carrot seed essential oil. Combine all the oils together and store it in an amber-coloured jar, which will protect it from getting spoiled.


Water-Proof Sunscreen Recipe

The ingredients for this sunscreen recipe are 1/4th cup of avocado oil, 1/4th cup of coconut oil, 1/4th cup of shea butter, 1/4th cup of beeswax, 10 drops of myrrh essential oil, 15 drops of carrot seed essential oil and 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide.


How To Prepare

Melt coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter on low heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well until a smooth paste is formed. Transfer the sunscreen in an amber-coloured jar and apply it on your skin when going out.


Aloe Vera Sunscreen

To make this home-made sunscreen, the ingredients required are 1 cup of aloe vera juice, 1/4th cup of avocado oil, 15 drops of carrot seed essential oil and 10 drops of myrrh essential oil. It is simple to make this sunscreen, add all the ingredients to a sprayer bottle. Shake the bottle well, so that all the ingredients are properly mixed with each other.


Shea Butter Sunscreen Recipe

This sunscreen will be in the form of a cream. All you need is 1/2 cup of shea butter, 1/3rd cup of coconut oil, 15 drops of carrot seed essential oil and 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide (optional). Add melted coconut oil to the shea butter with continuous stirring. Add to it all the other ingredients and mix well. Whip the sunscreen until it gets fluffy and now it is ready to be used.


SPF Present In Natural Ingredients

The sun protecting factor present in shea butter is approximately SPF 6, coconut oil is approximately SPF 10, avocado oil is approximately SSPF 8 and carrot seed essential oil is approximately SPF 40.



Do not add zinc oxide, if you have a damaged skin type such as cracked skin, scratched or an already sunburnt skin. If you have a healthy and intact skin then use zinc oxide, otherwise stick to only natural ingredients.

Read more about: beauty, skin care
Story first published: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 10:30 [IST]
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