If you’re a lover of all things natural of not only ingredients going in to your body but also on your skin, you’re going to love this DIY. With the summer months around the corner, the sun is up higher for longer and extra strong so protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is essential. This DIY sunscreen is perfect for the girl that’s on the go but doesn’t want those extra chemicals on her skin.


To make your very own sunscreen, you’ll need these supplies:

1. Coconut oil
2. Olive oil
3. Essential oil (scent of your choice)
4. Zinc oxide powder

Now follow these simple steps:

1. Combine ½ cup of coconut oil with ¼ of a cup of olive oil. This two products work together to hydrate your skin because the hot heat can take moisture away from your skin.
2. Add the essential oil. Anywhere from 5-10 drops will do but you can add as much as you want. This will give your sunscreen a better scent if you’re not a fan of sunscreen scent.
3. Melt on top of a double boiler. Do this just until it’s a liquid and remove it immediately.
4. Add 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide. Make sure the zinc oxide powder is non-nano. This just means it won’t be absorbed by your skin. You can find this online at various healthfoods stores and it’s also affordable so it won’t make a dent in your pocket.
5. Package it. Any glass or even plastic container will do but mason jars look the cutest.

The SPF you’ll get from this DIY is 20 so if you need more protection feel free to add more.