I decided to make my own face sunscreen. I found a few basic ideas on line and tweaked it to my liking. I wanted to use Titanium Dioxide as my active ingredient. That or Zinc Oxide seems to be the best options for a natural based sunscreen with protection. Although some carrier and essential oils have some natural sunscreen, it’s not enough protection to block out both kinds of harmful rays. I used Coconut Oil, Beeswax, a dab of Cocoa Butter, a dab of Shea Butter, Aloe Vera Gelly, Vitamin E, some Emu Oil (my favorite!) and some Titanium Dioxide. The Titamium Dioxide is weird stuff. I wore a mask when pouring the powder in as suggested everywhere I’ve read. It’s not good to breathe in the powder. I believe my sunscreen will be equivalent to an SPF of 20. It felt okay on my face since I used good ingredients. I’ll be happy to share the recipe, only if it works for me, so stay tuned and I will add to my post. This is what it looked like after it was made.
Well, as sunscreen goes, it did an awesome job. I was up at a high altitude, not a cloud in the sky and I applied it 3 times. My face got just a little color with most of it on my nose. I didn’t blister. I ended up having sitting outside the following day with a friend having coffee. I didn’t have my sunscreen on for about an hour and I definitely noticed the difference and ended up with a sunburn. Would I make it and use it again. Yes, in a heartbeat!