When I was younger I spent more than my fair share of time out in the sun and also ended up with quite a few sunburns. Since that time I’ve become a little more educated on the dangers of sun exposure and am now very diligent to apply sunscreen and limit my time in the sun…especially at our high altitude here in Denver which makes sunburns an all too frequent occurrence.
But that’s not the end of the story…
Recently I stumbled upon an episode of Dr. Oz during during which they discuss the dangers of some of the most common chemical ingredients in sunscreen. Some of these dangers include cancer (specifically breast cancer), endocrine system disruption and hormone issues. Yikes. Cancer from sunscreen….whhhhaaat? Well that’s an issue…a big issue! Certainly though, we still need to have a way to protect our skin from the sun…
This is why I’ve decided to start making my own Homemade Non-Toxic SPF40 Sunscreen using Young Living Essential Oils! Did you know that Coconut Oil ranges between 2-8 SPF, but Carrot Seed essential oil has an SPF of 38-40?!
SPF 40 Homemade Sunscreen Recipe
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
20 drops of Young Living Carrot Seed Essential Oil
8 drops of Young Living Lavender Oil
1. Whip Coconut Oil into a body butter consistency
2. Mix in Young Living Carrot Seed Essential Oil and Young Living Lavender Oil
3. Store inside a glass jar in a cool, dry place (your refrigerator is perfect) and apply to skin as needed
Optional: This sunscreen recipe is not waterproof, so you will want to reapply after getting wet or sweating. If you would like to make it more waterproof you can mix in 1/2 cup melted beeswax and 2 Tbsp zinc oxide. Make sure to keep the zinc oxide away from children and do not inhale it. It is fine to use on the skin, just not to ingest.
Young Living’s essential oils are therapeutic grade and therefore safe to apply to skin. Young Living is the only brand of essential oils that I use and recommend.
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