Homemade Non-Toxic Sunscreen Lotion Bars
- 1/2 cup shea butter (where to buy)
- 5 Tbsp beeswax (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
- 2 Tbsp Zinc Oxide (I found a source via Mommypotamus for a non-nano here)
- ½ tsp vitamin E oil (where to buy)
- ¾ tsp essential oil (citrus oils increase photosensitivity so do not use those – I used lavender)
Combine the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl placed over a hot pot of water or use a double boiler. Heat on low until the ingredients are melted and full incorporated. Remove from heat and stir in the zinc oxide, the essential oil, and the vitamin E oil. Pour into silicon molds and place in the fridge to cool for about 30 minutes. Pop out and store in tins or an airtight container. Store at room temperature.
- These will melt in the hot sun. I plan to cut off a small piece to take with me to the pool or the beach and carry it in an airtight container. Once back indoors it will solidify again.
- I have received questions about how to apply. You simply rub all over your body while holding in your hand. The texture is firm but emollient and it will feel like a lotion – not soap. You can rub it in further with your hands.