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Friday, March 18, 2016

Organic & all natural SPF protection options

If I haven't mentioned it before, I am part of an AMAZING team! Together we create some bomb alternative recipes we hope you'll make a part of your lives. As you're ready to make different changes, you'll see how easy they are and get more confident in your ability to DIY. For me this was a total paradigm shifter. The idea that I could make my own soap or lip balm... left my jaw open. This one is a total wowzer too. If I can do this, YOU CAN DO THIS! We've found that in addition to these being clean, health-boosting products for our families and our environment we are also saving money.

#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.

Tracey applied the same tablespoon per 2 ounces concept to 'the bomb lip balm' - plus, kicked it up a notch by putting it in a handy deodorant tube! How's that for easy application!?! The woman is a GENIUS! (the below recipe makes approximately 6 balms or 1 deodorant tube)

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!

The Anointed A-store is full of the products we use to make our goodies and we'll include the affiliate links here so you can DIY healthier stuff too! Once you click and are in the store, look for the list of categories on the left (listed by recipe or by item). Once inside the category page there may be several pages of items to check out. 



*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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Aimee Hilbrands said...

So for the all natural lip balm with Zinc you added 3 TBS Zinc to it? And how many drops of EO's and what one's?

Also for the Whipped Body Butter with Zinc in it, is it 1 Tbsp Zinc for that recipe and how any drop of each oil.
Thank You!

Anointed by Abba said...

Hey Aimee! Yes, I did add 3 tbsp of NNZO to that balm recipe. I want to reiterate that the non nano zinc oxide is the sun protection part--not the essential oils, so be sure to add approximately NNZO measured at 25% of the weight of whatever your carrier is. If you have a cup of body butter, try 1/4 cup of NNZO. I added carrot seed & lavender EO to my balm stick but don't remember exactly how many drops. It was a lot, maybe 20 carrot seed and 40-50 lavender, because I am admittedly crazy about lavender. šŸ˜Š I made that balm stick last year and it still works good and smells good!

kristyrupe said...

Excuse me if I missed it, but what about waterproof...ness??? Official word..lol! And also how often of application based on your experience?

Anointed by Abba said...

Hi Kristy! You're right, I didn't write it into the blog, but--any of the recipes containing beeswax are already waterproof! šŸ˜ƒReapply as often as you would with a commercial brand, every few hours as you see fit. šŸ™‚