Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipes You Must Try this Summer

20 Jun

Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipes You Must Try this Summer

Most of the active chemical ingredients contain potent endocrine disruptors, and experts believe exposure to them is changing us for the worse. And as we talked about yesterday, many “healthy” mineral sunscreens contain nanoparticles which have been linked to accelerated skin aging, cancer and environmental toxicity. Not to mention that many of them use omega-6 rich oils such as soy and sunflower/safflower, which may disturb the healthy balance of fats most likely to resist oxidation.

Most days we skip sunscreen altogether and use antioxidants instead, but on days we are going to be out much longer than usual we do use sunscreen.

Based on all the scary stuff, I have gathered 5 natural homemade sunscreen recipes you could easily make.

Homemade Sunscreen by Dr. Josh Axe

Conventional sunscreen can be full of harmful chemicals and toxins. Instead, try this homemade sunscreen recipe! Not only does it protect your skin from getting burnt, but also nourishes and hydrates your skin with essential vitamins and nutrients! Try it today!


  • 10 drops lavender
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate oil
  • 3/4 C coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Zinc Oxide
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • Glass Jar


  1. Combine all ingredients except zinc oxide in a jar.
  2. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water on stove over medium/low heat.
  3. Place jar in saucepan and stir contents until ingredients start to melt.
  4. Once all ingredients are combined, add in zinc oxide and stir well.
  5. Store in a cool place.

Homemade Sunscreen with Essential Oils

Being a fair-skinned redhead, I know firsthand the awful, miserable feeling of getting a sunburn. And even worse, as a mom and having a daughter with even fairer skin than mine, I know that terrible guilty feeling of letting my child get a sunburn.

That’s why I’m so happy to have this all-natural, homemade essential oil sunscreen!

Get the recipe here >> One Essential Community

Homemade Sunscreen with Essential Oils


6 Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipes You Must Try this Summer

Worried about skin damage due to the sun? Watch out this video to learn about the six natural homemade sunscreen recipes to try this summer.

Ingredients 1:

  • almond/olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • beeswax
  • zinc oxide
  • essential oils

Ingredients 2:

  • coconut oil
  • apricot oil
  • beeswax
  • Shea butter
  • zinc oxide
  • vitamin E

Ingredients 3:

  • lavender oil
  • pomegranate oil
  • coconut oil
  • zinc oxide
  • Shea butter

Ingredients 4:

  • soy oil
  • sea emollients
  • vitamin E
  • lecithin powder
  • zinc oxide
  • grape seed extract

Ingredients 5:

  • non-toxic lotion
  • zinc oxide
  • carrot seed oil
  • Optional: raspberry seed oil, jojoba oil, cocoa powder

Ingredients 6:

  • tea leaves
  • water.
  • Place the tea leaves in water overnight.
  • Use the water as the sun blocker.

These are the best homemade recipes for sunscreen you can give a try.

Homemade Sunscreen

Using only a few ingredients you can make this SPF 20 sunscreen! 100% gluten free soy free and nut free!

Natural Homemade Sunscreen – Non-Nano Recipe

Natural, homemade sunscreen that’s better for both you and the environment.

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