A pet peeve of mine is the marketing on sunscreen products like "use xyz sunscreen to avoid cancer". But yet the chemicals that they use in most commercial sunscreen are toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, disruptive to our endocrine system, and unhealthy for our respiratory systems just to name a few.
No thank you. I prefer not to have a side of chemicals with my sunscreen. I prefer something that is healthier for my skin and body. Sure it might be convenient to buy commerical sunscreens off the shelf, but what is not convenient is hormonal imbalance and cancer. Pick your convenience. Today I'm making this one.
Shea Butter: Moisturizing, skin soothing and reduces inflammation
Zinc Oxide: Provides great protection against ultraviolet light
Olive oil: Rich in anti-oxidants, restores skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light
Fractionated Coconut Oil: Natural emollient is enriched with hydrating properties that will help soften and soothe skin. I prefer the doTERRA brand for fractionated coconut oil.Raspberry seed oil
: Contains phytosterols promote new collagen production, leading to healthier, younger-looking skin, has an SPF factor of up to 50,
Vitamin E oil: Prevents free radical damage to the skinHelichrysum
: Best known for its restorative and rejvuenating properties to the skinFrankincense
: Supports healthy cellular function, rejuvenating and soothing properties to the skin, reduces inflammation and anti-aging properties.Myrrh
: Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion
Updated 7/5/18: Since posting this recipe, I did make the sunscreen and added 5 drops of ylang ylang for fragrance purposes. Instead of using the oval bottle that I listed above, I put it in a mason jar and poured some into a mini squeeze tube (for ease of use). I used this sunscreen on July 4th hanging at the pool with my family and I have to say I really, really liked how it felt on the skin. It never felt heavy or greasy. Yay! I love it so far!
NOTE: please do NOT use any citrus oils in sunscreen, as they are photosensitive.