You might be thinking, it's only the beginning of March! Why are you posting these summer recipes now? Well! March break is coming up soon, so if your family is jetting off somewhere warm and sunny, here are a few recipes that will come in handy. Otherwise, these recipes will be here for when summer rolls around.
Below, you'll find a natural sunscreen & after sun spray recipe!
- 1 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 cup Shea Butter
- 2 tbsp Beeswax
- 4 tbsp Zinc Oxide
- 20 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil - rejuvenating & restorative
- Sunscreen Label (Just for Kids themed sheet)
- Melt coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat. We used a pyrex glass measuring cup over a small pot of boiling water.
- Once melted, remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool.
- Add in zinc oxide and essential oils.
- Use a hand mixer to whip up the sunscreen until it is smooth.
- You can store it in a glass jar or 300 ml PET Plastic Jar (travel safe).
This recipe is water-resistant with an SPF 30. Because it is free of harsh chemicals, we recommend reapplying it often. And as much as we love being in the sun, make sure to stay hydrated, wear a hat and sunglasses, and pack your beach umbrella!
Cleaning tip: After you're done, reheat your pyrex measuring cup to melt any left over residue and wipe as much of it off as possible using a paper towel. Pouring it down your drain can lead to build up over time.
This recipe was created by Live Naturally Tools.
After Sun Care Recipe
- 1 tbsp Witch Hazel (alcohol-free) - anti-inflammatory properties, soothes burns, promotes healing
- 1/4 tsp Vitamin E - nourishes, moisturizes, helps to heal damaged skin
- 3-5 drops Peppermint* - cools & refreshes
- 8 drops Lavender - calms & soothes irritated skin
- 5 drops Frankincense - rejuvenates & hydrates
- Top with Aloe Vera Gel Juice - soothes, moisturizes & hydrates
- Complete with an After Sun Care Label (on sale for $4.97, regular $7.95)
*You can omit peppermint if you have sensitive skin or are using this recipe with children.
Combine in a 60 ml Glass Spray Bottle. Add witch hazel, vitamin e, essential oils and fill with aloe vera gel juice. Shake & apply after spending time in the sun to soothe dry, irritated skin.
Tips & tricks: Store this recipe in the fridge beforehand so that it will have a pleasant cooling effect on your skin after being out in the hot sun! If your skin is feeling extra dry, try layering on a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil when using this after sun spray to help add an extra layer of hydration.
Alteration: You can alter this recipe by using 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel and topping with witch hazel.
Safety: Make sure to avoid spraying this in your eyes.
DISCLAIMER: Make sure you are using essential oils that are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. All information mentioned in this blog post has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.