Do you have plans to unwind and relax from your hectic schedule at work? Why not hit the beach? This place should give you a lot of opportunities to free your thoughts from heavy workloads.
However, when going to the beach, you have to keep in mind that there might be slight risks to take note of. There are sea creatures like jellyfish that may sting you. There are also dangerous rip currents that may drown you. Most of all, there is the sun that may give off too much heat, resulting in skin problems like sunburn.
Although these risks are natural, you need not to fret because you can stay safe from them. For instance, to keep you protected against the harmful rays of the sun, all you need is to apply sunscreen. It’s that easy! And when you say sunscreen, you have come to the right place.
Here, we will teach you how to use a natural ingredient like coconut oil to create a sunscreen. With this recipe, you can make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. But why coconut oil?
Well, we know that there has been talks about oils and sun being counterintuitive. But believe it or not, coconut oil can be used as a sunscreen. As a matter of fact, it really works!
When applied topically, its antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties will instantly detoxify the outer layer of the skin. That is why it has been considered a primary ingredient in many commercial sunscreen lotions.
For better results, many beach enthusiasts combine use this oil both internally and externally. But below, we’ll teach you how to create your own sunscreen lotion.
An Easy-to-Do Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe
- 1/8 cup jojoba oil
- ¼ cup Coco Treasure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup Shea butter
- 1 tsp raspberry oil (about 20 to 30 drops)
- 1-2 tbsps. zinc oxide powder
- Carrot seed essential oil
- Other essential oils of your choice
- Melt the coconut oil, beeswax, Shea butter, and jojoba oil in a small pan over low heat. Make sure to melt the beeswax last.
- Once the beeswax melts, remove the mixture from the heat.
- Allow to cool at room temperature. Whisk zinc oxide at this point. Be careful not to create so much dust. If lumps form, do not worry. They will be gone once you whip them up.
- Put the mixture in the fridge and let it cool for at least 15 minutes.
- Using a hand mixer, whip up the mixture. Slowly drizzle the carrot seed oil, raspberry seed oil, and other essential oils. Continue doing it until light and fluffy.
Use like a regular sunscreen. Apply depending on your activity. If you soak in water a lot of times, you might need to reapply over and over. Nonetheless, you can easily store the mixture in a glass container.
The decision to choose coconut oil over commercial sunscreens depends on you. However, if you ask us, we’d opt for the natural choice. Still, we have different opinions. Let us know your thoughts by leaving comments below.