Did You Know That Coconut Oil Can Be Used As A Sunscreen?
Did you know?
Did you know that Coconut oil can be used as a sunscreen? Amazingly enough it can because I has a natural Spf. of 4-5. When combined with other simple ingredients it becomes an effective, natural way to protect our skin for the suns harmful UVA & UVB rays. Here is a simple recipe to make your own natural and non- toxic sunscreen.
1 ounce coconut oil
1 ounce beeswax (adds waterproof properties but does not make it 100% waterproof)
1 ounce butter (i.e. shea butter, mango butter, or cocoa butter)
20 drops of carrot seed oil
1/2 ounce raspberry seed oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
INSTRUCTIONS In a double boiler, over low heat, melt the coconut oil, beeswax, and butters. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly prior to adding the carrot seed, red raspberry, and vitamin E oila. Pour into a glass jar or BPA free plastic jar. Allow to cool and harden on the counter overnight and then you’re good to go! NOTES During times of heavy sun and swim exposure be sure to reapply often for the best coverage.