How to Make Your Own Sunscreen #DIYFriday 5



  1. I set up a makeshift double boiler by setting a glass bowl over a pot of water at a low boil.
  2. Add the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil to the bowl. The beeswax may take longer to melt, but be patient. ;)
  3. Stir the oils and beeswax frequently until melted.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the zinc oxide and stir together until smooth.
  6. I added about 10 drops of lavender essential oil to mine, but feel free to leave this step out completely. Note: not all essential oils are safe for use in the sun, please do your research if you choose to add them to a sunscreen.
  7. Pour mixture into a glass container that you can seal with a lid and let cool.
  8. You're done!

Recipe by Keeper of the Home at