Friday, May 8, 2009

Natural Sunscreen

I just made a large batch of natural sunscreen that I mentioned in my last post. If anyone wants to buy a couple ounces to try, there is plenty. Its a recipe I found in the same magazine as the green cleaners.
The sunscreen contains: coconut butter, beeswax, sesame oil, zinc oxide, and water. I also added citronella, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils to deter mosquitos and ticks. It seems to go on nicely and you only need a little bit. The directions say to reapply after swimming, but after the time I had cleaning this stuff of my kitchen equipment, I'd say the beeswax makes it fairly water resistant. It also left my skin nice and soft. I'm asking for $3.00/oz to help defray the cost of all the ingredients. Which if you buy California Babies ($9/oz) it's a bargain!

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