Sunscreen


1 oz. (3 Tbsp.) Beeswax pellets (next time I am using 1.5 oz.)

4 oz. (1/2 cup) Shea Butter

4 oz. (1/2 cup) Coconut oil (next time I am using 3.5 oz.)

2 oz. (4 Tbsp.) Zinc Oxide


1)In a double boiler add your beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil.  I usually add the coconut oil after the other oils melt because I don't want to burn the coconut oil.  Stir.


2. Remove glass bowl from double broiler and add zinc oxide.  It may bubble and fizz slightly.  Don't let it frighten you as it did me.  :)  Stir with a wooden stick and then with a hand mixer or stick blender until nice and smooth.  Make sure you clean all utensils right away with a paper towel or the beeswax will stick and be very difficult to clean later on.


3. Pour sunscreen into a glass or plastic jar and let it sit for several hours until it cools.  This can also be poured into an old deodorant tube and used as a stick.  Make sure you label and date it so that everyone knows what it is!  It should keep for up to a year.


4. When you are ready to use just scoop some out with your fingers and apply as normal or rub over skin if you are using it as a stick.  It may take a bit more rubbing in cooler weather, but it will otherwise go on very smoothly.

 

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