We want to start off with a disclaimer letting you know that this is not an FDA approved sun screen. Sun damage is a serious thing.
Days are longer, nights are shorter, the sound of the ice cream truck in the distance, and the birds all out and chirping. These mean one thing: SUMMER! It’s here! After the long wait, we finally have the sun back and beaming down on us while we bathe under it and lounge by the pool with our lemonades and piña coladas. Summer also means saying hello to the scorching heat. Despite not having to worry about kids getting a cold when playing outside, there are still other things to worry about like skin damage from too much sun exposure.
Although Vitamin D is essential to health--and I like getting tanned as much as the next person--too much can be bad for the skin. Sun exposure of unprotected skin has been linked to skin cancer, and dry skin from too much sun doesn’t look good on anyone. The sun’s drying properties can also lead to premature aging and wrinkles.
"Although Vitamin D is essential to health..."
This is why I make it a point to use sunscreen every day, even on days where the sun isn’t that harsh. It just gives me peace of mind to know that me and my family’s skin is safe from the harmful UV rays... until I read about how some store-bought sunscreens have been deemed ineffective and actually contain harmful ingredients! Some of these sunscreens wouldn’t even be allowed to be sold in Europe because of their ingredients. Some of these ingredients that are harmful to humans are also harmful to the environment. Going into the ocean with sunscreen on can have a negative impact on aquatic life!
This is when I finally decided to turn to all-natural ingredients for my family. What better way to prevent harmful effects of the sun than to use pure and natural ingredients, right? You can easily make your own by following this easy recipe.
In a double boiler, put the beeswax in the pan.
Followed by the almond or olive oil, whichever you prefer.
Then add the coconut oil.
Let them melt and mix together but don't let the mixture boil.
Once they're all melted together, let it cool. Once it's cool, add the zinc oxide.
Give it a good mix then add the Marjoram Essential Oil.
To store, keep it in an airtight container.
To use, put it on exposed skin at least 30 minutes before going in the sun.
This way, I know exactly what I’m putting on my family’s skin and that they are safe from harmful toxins and the sun! Being under the summer sun has never been easier, and I can safely let my mind at ease. Also, hooray-- no wrinkles and premature aging for me! So go ahead, bring out a bottle of lemonade for the kids and a margarita for you. You can finally relax and get that tan without having to worry!
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