DIY Natural Sunscreen

Over the last couple of years, people have become more interested and concerned with what they put in and on their bodies. This is an encouraging advancement. We should constantly question how safe products are before we, and your children, use them. We should refrain from assuming something is safe solely on the basis that it is sold in the shops. I believe we should do our own research and make an educated decision as to what is good and what is not. Remember these industries main objectives is to sell. I am not saying they are out to harm us but profits often come before caution and adequate research into the health implications are below par.

Natural is always Best!

The beauty of homemade natural healthcare products is that you see first hand what is going into the particular cream or ointment. I feel natural has always been the right direction when it comes to everything. When did it become a good idea to add chemicals to everything? Our food, our water, everything nowadays has some form a chemical alteration in it. I understand it may work but at what health cost?

Why use a DIY Natural Sunscreen?

When it comes to sunscreens, the chemical rich sunscreens use an approach of neutralizing the UV rays while they are absorbed in the skin. The harmful chemical can become carcinogenic during this process and are absorbed through the skin which ultimately is a direct path to the bloodstream. This alters the hormones in the body as well as dramatically increase the possibility of contracting cancer later on in life.

I once heard a doctor say that if something was not around 100 years ago, then we do not have a need for it. That is to say, all that we need, the earth will provide in the form of a healthy natural option. We should back to the old ways when everything was organic in order to process to brighter future.

 

What harmful chemicals are in Sunscreen?

Many of the most popular brands of sunscreen contain many harmful chemicals. These chemicals are:

 

  • Homosalate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Avobenzone
  • Octisalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Octinoxate
DIY natural sunscreen

So What are the Benefits of Natural Sunscreen?

There are many benefits to using a DIY natural sunscreen, it’s crazy to think that we use one full of chemicals instead! Due to nature of natural sunscreen, reapplying is less frequent as the cream forms a thin film on the skin with minimal absorption. Natural sunscreen is mineral and nutrient rich providing essential nourishment for the skin. They are high in anti-fungal and antibacterial which does not clog pores and lead to acne breakouts. They also block out the harmful UV rays with mineral such Zinc and titanium as opposed to the absorbing and then neutralizing.

DIY natural sunscreen

It may surprise you how simple natural sunscreen is to make yourself at home. It is relativity cheap if you have some of the ingredients already around the house. Even if you don’t, can you really put a price on health? Health is the greatest commodity you possess. Everything else is secondary.

Sesame sun protection

Ingredients:

 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties as well as being incredibly moisturizing

Shea Butter

Very nourishing for the skin as its high vitamin and fatty acids. It has also been proven to reduce inflammation.

Sesame Oil

Anti-inflammatory with richness in fatty acid antioxidants which nourish the skin

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel has been known to heal many skin condition such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It has two hormones gibberellins and Auxin which have fantastic wound healing abilities

Zinc Oxide

Deflect/blocks harmful UV rays

Directions

  • Empty each ingredient into a plastic container that is floating in warm water. The water should not be boiling as the objective is only to melt the Shea butter and other components if needed.
  • Remove the container from water and stir well. Ensure mixture is mixed well.
  • Put sunscreen mixture in a container for storage. Ideally 2 oz jaw.

It really is super simple and this will go a lot further as you do not have to reapply constantly throughout thus lasting a longer time than conventional harmful sunscreens.

Conclusion on Natural Sunscreen

For the time and money that is needed to make DIY sunscreen, it is very much worth it. Our health is all we’ve got so why not prioritize it. Do the research, don’t rely on the opinion of others when it comes to health. Happy sunning!

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