#LWNIgnite2016 :-) (Living Well Now Best YL parent team ever!)
My sponsor, Tracey Campbell, is totes genius. She used the body butter recipe below (more recipes & tips here: Better Body Butter Blog) and added a Tbsp of non-nano zinc oxide per 2 ounces to the prepared body butter for a toxin free sun lotion! Isn't that smart? She also reported back that it worked, and it worked well! Please, take a moment right now to like her page, TLC One Drop At A Time. We'll be right here when you come back. :-)
Welcome back! :-) Tracey added a few drops each - Lavender, Tea Tree, and Peppermint Young Living Essential Oils and she went heavy on the Carrot Seed Essential Oil for extra skin support. Did you know carrot seed oil may have a natural SPF?? I love all there is to be grateful for in God's plants! It's also a relatively inexpensive oil, so be sure to order yourself some of that while its in stock.
Other essential oils that may offer natural protection are helichrysum and sandalwood. They're both just - skin magic, in my opinion, but they are expensive. You can add your own oil choices to these recipes, but please stay away from the citruses which can be photosensitive. The majority of sun protection will come from adding the non-nano zinc oxide to your recipes.
At a conversion rate of a half ounce per tablespoon, you'll want to mix 3 tablespoons of non-nano zinc oxide into this lip balm recipe while in it's liquefied state, or you can always add more depending on your needs... Another way to gauge your non-nano zinc oxide to balm/butter ratio is @ 25% of the weight of the product. So, if you make an 8 oz. body butter, add in 2 ounces of the non-nano zinc oxide for a sun protection factor of about 20. WOW!
*BODY BUTTER INGREDIENT FAVES body butter & zinc
*MASON JARS & ACCESSORY TOPS
*LOTION: BARS, BRICKS, BALMS-the waxes, tins & tubes, AND LOTION & SOAP PUMP DISPENSERS deodorant tubes on page 5
*EO SAFE MIXING BOWLS & UTENSILS canning jar funnel, double boiler
When making an SPF body butter or balm, keep in mind they should be kept in the cooler by the beer and Stress Away to protect the oil's properties. (Ultra Light beer + Stress Away = my mental vacation :-)
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