The internet has been swarming with posts this spring and summer with major concern about harmful chemicals found in sunscreen. This is especially concerning considering a good number the products are marketed for use with children. We are gearing up to go camping for a week meaning we will be needing a lot of sunscreen as I burn super fast! With all of the buzz about sunscreen I have done some searching online for natural sunscreen recipes that I can easily make this summer. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were many variations of homemade natural sunscreen out there!
I hope you will find this post helpful in learning more about natural sunscreen recipes and help you to have all the recipes in one easy and convenient spot!
The cool thing about these natural sunscreen recipes is that they all use different essential oils! I thought this was very cool and it will also help you to find the recipe that works best for you based on the oils you have in your supply!
5 Natural Sunscreen Recipes with Essential Oils
Lavender Essential Oil
This recipe for Non-Toxic DIY Waterproof Sunscreen comes from Kate over at Real Food RN. Kate recommends using lavender in this recipe due to lavender’s wonderful skin care benefits! The fact that this recipe is waterproof makes it perfect for a day at the beach. Get the recipe here!
Peppermint Essential Oil
This recipe for Natural Sunscreen was written by Andrea at It Takes Time. This recipe really caught my eye as it is the first sunscreen recipe I had come across which uses peppermint essential oil! This post states peppermint essential oil has the highest SPF for volatile essential oils. The post also states that you can use lavender or tulsi essential oil if you do not have peppermint. Get the recipe here.
Myrrh Essential Oil
This recipe is called Homemade Natural Sunscreen and it was written by Crystal at Crystal and Comp! I have Myrrh in my oil collection but have had very few reasons to try it so I just may use it in my sunscreen! I should note that this recipe also uses carrot seed essential oil in combination with Myrrh. Get the recipe here.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
This recipe is called Homemade Sunscreen and it is from You Brew My Tea. This recipe states that you can use various essential oils if you choose but the recipe only actually requires you to use carrot seed oil (among other ingredients of course). You can get the recipe here.
Red Raspberry Essential Oil
This recipe is called Coconut Oil Sunscreen and comes from The Coconut Mama! This recipe is super simple and uses only 3 ingredients! Based on the oil used and the recipe name it is already very clear what 2 out of the 3 ingredients are! Get the recipe here!
There you have it, 5 DIY natural sunscreen recipes made with various essential oils! I hope these recipes are helpful and that you are able to try one this summer!
Have you made your own natural sunscreen before? How did you like it?