Have you ever made your own sunscreen? You’re going to want to see every bit of this information to save you time, money, hassle, and your SKIN! If you haven’t met me before, Hi. I’m Kristina. I’m a mom coming up on 50 years old and am part of an AMAZING Young Living team that has taught me the value of Young Living essential oils! Together we’ve created some BOMB alternative recipes we hope you’ll make a part of your lives!
If you’re already part of Young Living, congratulations! If not, you’ll want to be! As you’re ready to make different changes in your non toxic journey, you’ll see how easy it is to replace things you thought you had to buy from the store and you’ll become more confident in your ability to DIY. For me – this was a total paradigm shifter. The idea that I could make my own soap or lip balm… left my jaw open.
This one – Organic & all natural SPF protection (AKA sunscreen!) – is a total wowzer too. If I can do this, YOU CAN DO THIS! We’ve found that in addition to these being clean, health-boosting products for our families and our environment, we also save money.
To better understand, let’s take a quick look at how this evolved…
My sponsor, Tracey Campbell, is totes genius. She used my body butter recipe below & added 1 Tbsp of non-nano zinc oxide for every 2 oz of prepared body butter for a toxin free sun balm! Isn’t that smart? She also reported back that it worked, and it worked well! Please, take a sec to like her Facebook page, TLC One Drop At A Time. We’ll be right here when you come back. 🙂
Welcome back! 🙂 Tracey also added a few drops each – Lavender, Tea Tree, and Peppermint Young Living Essential Oils and she went heavy on the Carrot Seed Essential Oil for extra skin support. The essential oils are optional, btw. I’ve heard that some oils may have a natural SPF. (You’ll see more about that in part 2 of this blog, linked below!) I love all there is to be grateful for in God’s plants, and these essential oils are also extremely versatile, so be sure to order yourself some.
Other essential oils that may offer natural protection are helichrysum and sandalwood. They’re both just – skin magic, in my opinion, but they are expensive. You can add your own essential oil choices to these recipes, but please stay away from the citruses which can make your skin photosensitive.
Keep in mind the real protection from the sun comes from adding the non-nano zinc oxide to your recipes.
So, Tracey applied the concept of 1 tablespoon per 2 ounces of product to ‘the bomb lip balm‘ – plus, kicked it up a notch by putting it in a handy deodorant tube! How’s that for easy application!?! The woman is a GENIUS! (the below recipe makes approximately 6 balms or 1 deodorant tube)
Key ingredient & Conversion rate!!!
The way to gauge your non-nano zinc oxide to balm/butter ratio is @ 25% of the weight of the product.
*Ex 1: If you make an 8 oz. body butter, add in 2 ounces of non-nano zinc oxide for a sun protection factor of about 20.
*Ex 2: For the all natural lip balm recipe above (each tablespoon weighing about 1/2 oz) you’d want to mix 3 tablespoons of non-nano zinc oxide into the balm while in it’s liquefied state, for approximately 20 SPF.
You can always add more NNZO depending on your needs (said the lady of Scandinavian descent!)
We’ll include the affiliate links right here so you can DIY your own healthier DIY sunscreen too!
Non-Nano Zinc Oxide <—click to buy on Amazon
This is the KEY ingredient to making sunscreen, folks. NO oil can offer you a guaranteed protection from the sun. You need this!!
For making balms or butters:
**More recipes & tips here: Better Body Butter Blog
Organic Shea butter <—click to buy on Amazon
**If you are making a balm or butter of any kind – lip balm, balm in a deodorant tube or body butter, you need shea!!
Beeswax <—click to buy on Amazon
Universal double boiler<—click to buy on Amazon
Lip balm tubes<—click to buy on Amazon
Empty Deodorant Tubes<—click to buy on Amazon
Young Living Essential oil <— click to buy from Young Living.
**NOTE: If you have a friend doing Young Living as a business, be sure to reach out to them to buy Young Living essential oils. If not, we are glad to help you.
UPDATE: Super easy options for DIY sunscreen!
Click here—> Organic & All Natural Sun Protection Part 2!
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