Fragrant sunscreen with nourishing oils

30 min
Fragrant sunscreen with nourishing oils
A perfect fragrant sunscreen with high protection, made from only natural ingredients. A great recipe was prepared for you by Michaela from the Kiss and Bee blog.More information
Ingredients for this recipeCarrot oilWheat germ oilCoconut oilMango butterShea ButterZinc oxideAloe vera gelCitronella essential oil
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What will be needed?

- Carrot oil

- Wheat germ oil

- Coconut oil

- Mango butter

- Shea Butter

- Zinc oxide

- Aloe vera gel

- Essential oil

How to do it?

Dissolve 20ml of shea butter and 20ml of mango butter together with 30ml of coconut oil, 30ml of wheat germ oil and 20ml of carrot oil in a water bath. When all the ingredients are perfectly mixed (and the goal is really just to mix, not boil), remove from the heat and let cool. You can call on the fridge for help, although it probably won't be necessary in the current weather.

Meanwhile, prepare 30g of ZnO in a mortar; the monster makes lumps, so get rid of them nicely.

When the mixture of oils and butters has cooled (do not wait for solidification), mix in 70ml of aloe vera gel and pre-prepared zinc oxide. Finally, you can add about 15 drops of essential oil. I used citronella - on the one hand, I like fruity scents, on the other hand, this particular EO has, among other things, the ability to repel insects. Yay!

The resulting sunscreen does not even smell like classic sunscreens, just so you don't worry. Don't even expect the bitter taste when accidentally exposed (trust me, I'm an engineer). Thanks to the carrot oil, a slightly yellow color awaits you in the bottle, the white zinc is fully revealed when spread - and you won't see anything on the skin.

Shea butter and coconut oil have a natural SPF of approx. 6-8, but the real experts here are carrot oil with an SPF of approx. 30 and wheat germ oil (approx. 20). Only raspberry oil stands higher in the scale of natural oils, which is said to boast up to fifty.

In this ratio, zinc oxide should provide at least SPF 25, I therefore boxed the mixture as 30+. If you require higher or lower protection, just play with ZnO; you will definitely find a table on the internet that will tell you more than enough about the percentages needed in the mixture for the desired protection factor.

Although I am as proud as a child of the resulting cream (with a typical suntan consistency), and thus I may be biased, I really like it. It spreads very easily, is not overly greasy and smells pleasant. (After I had finished cooking it and tried it on my hands, my mother came to visit - she sniffed the nice smell all over the room for so long that her nose led her to me.)

Thanks to the contained butters and oils, the sunscreen should also have some water resistance, but it won't be glorious. In addition, I am a skeptic in this regard, and I reapply sunscreen cosmetics that are labeled waterproof after swimming.

Author of the post: Michaela / Kiss a Bee

Raw materials
Carrot oil
Carrot oil, 50 ml

Carrot oil, 50 ml

10,53 EUR
Wheat germ oil
Coconut oil
Mango butter
Shea Butter
Zinc oxide
Citronella essential oil
Citronella, 10 ml

Citronella, 10 ml

2,64 EUR
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