July 24, 2021
Natural Sunscreen Recipe

Making your own sunscreen can be super easy to do!  While it can be more convenient to just buy a clean mineral sunscreen it can come with a price tag that some would prefer not to spend. Whipping up a batch of sunscreen is cost effective and beneficial for your skin. I decided to make my own natural sunscreen last year and it was the best thing that I ever did because I know the exact ingredients that I am putting on my skin. This diy natural sunscreen gave me great sun protection without the white cast on my skin and it nourished my skin at the same time.

Mainstream sunscreens can come with a hefty chemical ingredient list which is certainly not good for you and your endocrine system.  Some ingredients I avoid when purchasing a sunscreen are oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, and retinyl palmitate (just to name a few).  It is important to know what you are putting on your body because your skin is the largest organ.  Everything that you apply to your skin will penetrate into your body and disrupt your system.

Now for my diy natural sunscreen recipe:

natural sunscreen

DIY Natural Sunscreen

Use this DIY Natural Sunscreen to protect your skin and nourish it at the same time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr


  • 1 Bowl (Pyrex)
  • 1 Pot or Double Boiler
  • Measuring cup
  • Spatula


  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Shea Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Avocado Oil
  • 2 TBSPN Non-Nano Zinc Oxide
  • 3-5 Drops Doterra Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 3-5 Drops Doterra Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3-5 Drops Doterra Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil


  • Combine the coconut oil, avocado oil and shea butter in a glass pyrex bowl and place it on top of a pot of boiling water so that the ingredients can melt down.
  • Be sure to shut the heat off. (You can also use a double boiler).
    Once melted, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool down for a couple of hours.
  • After it has cooled off then add 2 tablespoons of the zinc oxide and Doterra’s essential oils to it.
  • Blend thoroughly with a silicone spatula. Place in a glass jar and store in the fridge so that it can solidify.



This recipe will give you an SPF 25-30.  The more non-nano zinc oxide you add the higher the spf.  
This sunscreen has a shelf life of one year.
Do NOT use citrus oils during the summer months or sun bathing as citrus oils are photosensitive.
Here is the link to get started with essential oils (click here).

Let me know if you make this DIY Natural Sunscreen or if you have made one that you like.

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