Did you know that most oils in general provide some SPF?
Instead of playing tic tac toe like he wanted, I labeled each section and applied the corresponding sun protection. Numbers 1-4 had the zinc oxide. ;-)
#1 Body Butter + non-nano zinc oxide
#2 Solid body balm (we used our lip balm recipe!) + non-nano zinc oxide
#3 Coconut oil + carrot seed essential oil + non-nano zinc oxide
#4 Olive oil + non-nano zinc oxide
#5 straight Carrot seed Essential oil (item #3081)
#6 straight Helichrysum Essential Oil (item #3563)
#7 straight carrot seed oil (tested the worst)
#8 straight red raspberry seed oil (will use this in other skin recipes)
#9 Coconut oil + Carrot seed Essential oil
So, what I learned from this is that you do not have to spend a lot of money for safe and natural protection from the sun! The simple addition of non-nano zinc oxide is all that we really need. So, get some!
We don't have to do much for the base product, either. If we want to create a body butter for it, great! A solid balm, woohoo! But we don't have to. We can mix non-nano zinc oxide into coconut oil (which liquefies at 74-76 degrees, anyway) or we can put it into ANY liquid oil.
I first put my liquid sunscreen in a dropper bottle, but it's hella convenient in a roll-on bottle! ;-)
Absolutely, yes, you can add Young Living Essential Oils to any recipe to provide additional skin support. I added about 20 drops of lavender to my sun protection body balm solid (in the deodorant tube) and it's a delight to smell as well as effective protection from the sun.
These links connect you to the Anointed By Abba Amazon store to buy everything you'd need to DIY your own natural sun protection, however you choose to do that:
DIY ROLL ONS, SERUMS & CARRIERS
LOTION: BARS, BRICKS, BALMS-the waxes, tins & tubes, AND LOTION & SOAP PUMP DISPENSERS (includes deoderant tubes on p. 5)
BODY BUTTER INGREDIENT FAVES (includes zinc oxide)
If you have questions about making body butter or balm products, I suggest re-reading the first all natural sun protection blog. Otherwise, feel free to comment! Just remember...I DID IT ALL FOR YOU! (I learned a lot by reading the Q & A section on the non nano zinc oxide, btw)
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