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Homemade sunscreen??

Posted by on May. 16, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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Hey everyone, I was just thinking if it is possible to make your own sunscreen. I just read this article talking about all these terrible things that are in most of the sunscreens we use, and which ones are good. But that got me thinking, what if I could make my own sunscreen? Has anyone out there made their own sunscreen? How well does it work? How do you make it? If you don't make your own, do you use an all natural or organic sunscreen? Please let me know!!

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cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Coconut oil! Sounds crazy but it works!
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LuvMySavage
by on May. 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Indeed, it does!

Quoting cemcnair:

Coconut oil! Sounds crazy but it works!
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JasonsMom2007
by Lisa on May. 16, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Really? Does it even work for swimming?
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popomill
by on May. 16, 2012 at 11:29 PM


Quoting cemcnair:

Coconut oil! Sounds crazy but it works!


What do you do? Just take it and rub it on your skin like a lotion? Or do you add stuff to it? I have been reading about coconut oil (since reading your post) and have decided that I need to buy some like ASAP. Thanks for the tip!

cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Let it absorb. I've never noticed it not working while we were swimming, but we haven't been in the pool for more than an hour yet.

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Really? Does it even work for swimming?
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cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 16, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Just rub it on! Coconut oil has so many great uses! It is also my favorite single-ingredient, cloth diaper safe, booty cream! And shave lotion!
Walmart even carries an organic brand and it lasts forever!


Quoting popomill:



Quoting cemcnair:

Coconut oil! Sounds crazy but it works!


What do you do? Just take it and rub it on your skin like a lotion? Or do you add stuff to it? I have been reading about coconut oil (since reading your post) and have decided that I need to buy some like ASAP. Thanks for the tip!

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SalmonBerry87
by on May. 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM
No, I burn WAY too easy. And so will Maggie. Sunscreen is one thing I am scared to mess with.
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SpiritedDragon
by on May. 17, 2012 at 7:50 AM

I Have a recipe for homemade sunscreen - which I finally received all the items I am needing for it.  The one I found is green friendly, but is does have non-nano zinc in it, which is a safer way to go.  Once I make it, I will let you know how it works.  :)  

popomill
by on May. 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM


Quoting cemcnair:

Just rub it on! Coconut oil has so many great uses! It is also my favorite single-ingredient, cloth diaper safe, booty cream! And shave lotion!
Walmart even carries an organic brand and it lasts forever!


Quoting popomill:

 


Quoting cemcnair:

Coconut oil! Sounds crazy but it works!


What do you do? Just take it and rub it on your skin like a lotion? Or do you add stuff to it? I have been reading about coconut oil (since reading your post) and have decided that I need to buy some like ASAP. Thanks for the tip!

Really Walmart has it! I never thought to check there because I don't usually shop there. The health food store by me charges 25 dollars for a can! (That is why I have never bought it!) I have been reading about how good it is so I MUST find some!!

cemcnair
by Courtney on May. 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

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