If you know me, you know I’m always avoiding toxins. I’m also a pasty Viking girl, so sunscreen on sunny days is a must! Most sunscreens now a days are filled with toxins, synthetics, chemical, and other gunk. About 8 years ago I started shying away from conventional sunscreens and made my own at home. I started using a mix of coconut oil, carrot seed oil, and red raspberry seed oil. That last oil is extremely expensive though! I didn’t start exploring mixing zinc into sunscreen until this last summer. And wow! The protection level just amplifies! While making sunscreen yourself can be fun, it can also be pricy if you’re not buying things in bulk. I did find a sunscreen by Luna + Quartz that mixes some of my favorite natural sun protecting ingredients into one magic bottle.
This sunscreen also has Aloe Vera in it which it great for soothing your skin even after a little time in the sun! See the full ingredients with directions below.
Ingredients: Sweet almond oil, Coconut oil, Shea butter, Aloe Vera, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil Blend, and Zinc Oxide.
How to use: Apply liberally 15 minutes before going out into the sun. Atmosphere can also be added to foundation to help make a creamy base and protection throughout the day. Reapply every couple of hours if you are out in direct sunlight, swimming, or sweating.
If you’re looking for a great natural based sunscreen and you don’t want to make it yourself I’d suggest checking out Luna and Quartz.
Good vibes everyone,