DIY Organic Sunblock

taken from korduroy.tv

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp coconut oil, protects against uv rays and provides moisture

2 tbsp beeswax, waterproofing agent

holds moisture and reduces dryness. That’s why you find it in burt’s bees lip balm.

2 tbsp zinc oxide, the sunblock material

There are two different types of sunscreens, chemical and physical. The skin absorbs chemical sunscreens. When the sun hits your skin, the wide range of chemicals in chemical sunscreens lessens the impact of the sun. In contrast, a physical sunscreen only sits on your skin. It will either contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which either reflect or absorb uv rays and provides protection. Zinc oxide is good because they provide strong sun protection and they don’t break down in the sun. You’ve probably seen lifeguards at the beach who apply the white paste onto their noses. That sunblock contains zinc oxide and the market now is creating more sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and are also transparent. (This sunblock is also transparent).

few drops of tea tree oil, heals and soothes your skin

protects against sunburns. The oil is extracted from a tree in Australia. It’s very versatile and is used in varying skin issues.

Directions

1. Mix the ingredients in a small metal tin.

2. Fill about 2 cups of water in a pot and bring to a boil.

3. Put the tin in the boiling water and mix the ingredients until it all becomes liquid.

4. Turn off the stove and pour the liquid into a jar to let it cool. It should turn into a paste like sunblock. Once you apply it, it’ll become transparent.

5. Enjoy!!IMG_5927 IMG_5929 IMG_5931

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