DIY: Homemade Sunscreen

The skin is your body’s largest organ. It protects you and you have to take good care of it.  You may not be aware of just how important it is to know exactly what you are putting on your skin day after day. Sunscreen, which is supposed to protect your skin, may actually be poisoning you. Here at Daily Mom we are natural obsessed and want to provide our readers with an alternative to your everyday pharmacy sunscreen. Read on to find out how you can save your skin and save your money.

After reading this list (and these are only some of the harmful ingredients found in sunscreen) do you really want to put any of it on your skin or your child’s skin? If not, we’ve got a great all natural DIY homemade sunscreen that has only FOUR ingredients. Better yet,  you can buy all of it at your local store. We are so excited to share this recipe with you! It will cost you approximately $15 and take you no more than 15 minutes. It’s that easy!

Makes approximately 11 oz (330 ml)

Stop for a second, and take a look at the ingredient list. Four ingredients is all you need to make an amazing natural sunscreen for you and your family!

Wash your utensils right away or it will be very difficult to do later on.

Be sure to label your tin or jar with its contents and the date it was made. This sunscreen will last for approximately one year.We all know the benefits of anything homemade and this sunscreen is perfect for you and the kids. You know exactly what is going on your skin, and it wont break the bank. Now that you have this quick and easy recipe, there is no need to ever go back to the pharmacy to spend money on a lotion full of chemicals.

This post is meant for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice from your physician, doctor or health care professional. Please read our terms of use for more information.

Sources: Women’s Health, The Hippy Homemaker, Recipe adapted from The Humbled HomemakerPhoto Credits: Lauren Hardy

Tags: baby, beauty, children, daily mom, DIY, easy, essentials, family, health, homemade, mommy tips, natural, natural living, non-toxic, quick, recipe, save, sun, sunshine