How to use Zinc Oxide for homemade sunscreen | DIY SPF Lotion Recipe

How to use Zinc Oxide for homemade sunscreen | DIY SPF Lotion Recipe

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Today we’re going to be making a very
simple SPF hand cream Using our Ivory Shea Butter, some Coconut Oil, Essential Oils and our Zinc Oxide. What’s great about this recipe is that there is no melting required, just whipping. This recipe is very simple, we’re gonna go by volume and not by weight. so you need 1 cup of Shea Butter, 1/2 a cup of coconut oil and we’re going to be putting them in a bowl and softened them up together. So I’m going to mash together Shea Butter and Coconut Oil until they’re ready to whip. After whipping for 2 to 3 minutes until it’s soft and fluffy, you want to add essential oils. Start with 10 drops and then go from there, you can add more if you like So sometimes depending on the weather
outside of the temperature, you see tiny little grains in your whipped body butter and they are from the Shea Butter. There is nothing to worry, about they’re completely fine. It’s just the weather makes the butter get a little bit grainy. It will not affect at all how good it is for your skin To add SPF to this hand lotion, you simply add 1 tbsp of zinc oxide. So make sure that when you put in this zinc oxide you incorporate it with a spatula and you do not use your electric mixer right away or the powder of the zinc will puff up Now that we have incorporated the zinc
oxide really well and you can put it in your jars of choice This SPF hand cream is ideal if you do a lot of gardening or if you drive, if your hands are exposed to the sun a lot. Because it is a lot easier to prevent sun spots than to treat them. So all you need is a little bit and it spreads very easily and my hand will be soft and protected from the sun

5 comments

  1. I am not using this for sun protection (and for good reason), but rather as healing body cream.
    I doubled the Shea and Zinc to make it a bit thicker and it worked out well. I used uncoated and non-nano zinc oxide with a mesh size of 325 nm (44 microns) and sprinkled it in very slowly, while mixing with a spoon, then switch to a spatula to cream the zinc particles into the butter, like you do when making cookies, and finally whipped it again and let it set harden in the fridge. (I also tempered my grainy Shea butter a day prior).

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