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 am 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 was so white and needed to get a tan and my son replied that I can thank my ethnicity for the fact that I have 2 skin colors, pasty white and tomato red.
Since he is right and the whole trying to avoid skin cancer thing, I have been looking for a good All Natural Sunscreen to use this year while out on the boat with hubby.
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 have been in a tough situation because I want to be outside in the sun but I also know that unprotected exposure can hurt me. Still when you read things like the things I read above it make me never want to use harsh chemical filled sunscreen ever again.
Thankfully I don’t have to because there are other chemical free options that don’t contribute to the growth of skin cancer.
I was thrilled to find one that uses my Young Living Essential Oils, so I wanted to share it with you too!
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 because they are therapeutic grade essential oils that are far superior to other oils from what I have researched.
You can find out a lot more about them in the Young Living FAQ’s.
Homemade Sunscreen Ingredients
How to Make Homemade Sunscreen
Add 1/4 Cup 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.
Homemade Beach Cream Recipe
- 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.
*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: This Homemade Sunscreen Recipe is not waterproof. If you would like, you can add a little beeswax and zinc oxide to make it a little stronger and waterproof.
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