This past year I was faced with the very real possibility of skin cancer.
I was also told I am Vitamin D deficient. I have begun taking supplements to bring those levels back up again. It seems too much sun and not enough sun are battling over who will win control of my body.
I’m a fair-skinned Irish girl and I am sad at the prospect of having to give up the sun altogether.
Yesterday I made the comment that I really needed to get a tan. My son said I can thank my ethnicity for the fact that I have 2 skin colors: pasty white and tomato red.
He’s right. Plus with the whole trying to avoid skin cancer thing, I’ve been looking for a good All Natural Sunscreen to use this year.
I read that the FDA’s 2007 draft sunscreen safety regulations say:
“FDA is not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer.” In fact there is evidence that sunscreen can actually increase the risk of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer in some people.
Well that’s not very reassuring!
So I’ve been in a tough situation because I want to be outside in the sun. I also know that unprotected exposure can hurt me.
Reading things like the things above made me never want to use harsh chemical filled sunscreen ever again.
Thankfully, there are other chemical free options that don’t contribute to the growth of skin cancer.
Basically all you need to do is mix 1/4 cup coconut oil with 20 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil.
It doesn’t smell amazing, so I also suggest adding in some lavender which does smell amazing!
I personally only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils.
You can find out a lot more about them in the Young Living FAQ’s.
Homemade Sunscreen Ingredients
How to Make Homemade Sunscreen
Step 1: Add 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil to a bowl and whip it until it’s nice and creamy.
Step 2: Stir in Zinc Oxide.
Step 3: Add 20 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil and mix well.
Step 4: Mix in as much lavender oil (8-10 drops) as necessary to cover the smell of the Carrot Oil.
Step 5: Apply to skin as needed. Reapply after swimming or sweating.
Store in a cool, dry place. The refrigerator is a great place to keep it.
*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: This Homemade Sunscreen Recipe is not waterproof. You can add a little beeswax and zinc oxide to make it a little stronger and waterproof.
Please let me know if you have any other questions at all and I will do my best to answer them!
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Homemade Beach Cream Recipe
- Mason jar
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 TBS Zinc Oxide
- 20 Drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
- 8-10 Drops Lavender Oil
- Add 1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil to a bowl and whip it until it’s nice and creamy.
- Stir in Zinc Oxide.
- Add 20 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil and mix well.
- Mix in as much lavender oil (8-10 drops) as necessary to cover the smell of the Carrot Oil.
- Apply to skin as needed. Reapply after swimming or sweating.
- Store in a cool, dry place. The refrigerator is a great place to keep it.