The Best Zinc Oxide Sunscreen
Summer is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about protecting your skin from the sun. If you’re wondering what’s the best zinc oxide sunscreen to buy, a better question is: what’s the best zinc oxide sunscreen to make?
There are a few reasons to make instead of buy. Many commercial sunscreens contain unnecessary ingredients, such as preservatives, artificial ingredients, or other potentially harmful chemicals. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to control what you put on your skin, it’s making your own is a great alternative. After all, your skin is your largest organ, and why put ingredients on your body that you wouldn’t put in it? You also control the fragrance or lack thereof. Maybe you want to smell like lavender instead of the usual coconut. Maybe you want to be fragrance-free. That’s completely up to you.
INGREDIENTS & PREPARATION
1/3 cup unrefined shea butter
2 tbsp jojoba (or other carrier oil)
2 tbsp zinc oxide powder
20 drops essential oil (optional)
Simply whip the shea butter in the mixer.
slowly adding the other ingredients until fully mixed.
USES AND BENEFITS
Rub into skin until absorbed, and repeat as necessary. The oils all have a long shelf life naturally, so you can store in a cool place all summer long.