How to Make Organic Sunblock in Your Kitchen

In this episode we teach you how to make your own high spf, water proof sunblock from organic and natural ingredients for pennies on the dollar compared to buying it off the shelf. Ingredients include-┬ázinc oxide (sunblocking agent), coconut oil (soothes and conditions skin), bee’s wax (waterproofing agent), and tea tree oil (soothes and repairs skin and smells good too). Rub on and paddle out.

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14 Responses to "How to Make Organic Sunblock in Your Kitchen"

  1. John Hackemer  August 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve been consuming hemp oil daily for 3 months and have been in the sun regularly (with a base tan to start) without the need for sunblock, as I read hemp oil (used to be called vitamin F) helps with the processing of Vitamin D3 (Sun’s energy)… I have had excellent results, with the brownest tan I have ever had!!! Oh and I live in Southwest Florida, where the sun is quite strong… ;^)

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  3. federico  August 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

    very nico of you to make such a nice video and teach people new things !!

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  4. AK  August 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Pretty awesome, but will it clog your pores?

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  6. dANNY WAN  May 11, 2013 at 3:48 am

    BPA from the can?

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  7. Debbydeb  May 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    organic is good but not everything from nature is good for humans : http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/09/suncream-skin-cancer-link_n_1502237.html

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  8. Jan Wristen  May 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Coconut oil should not be heated to a high temperature; it becomes full of free radicals. Instead, I’d suggest melting the beeswax, then reducing the temperature greatly before adding the other ingredients. Beating swiftly will produce enough heat to melt coconut oil, so perhaps add the zinc oxide at a moderate temp and then add the coconut oil and tea tree oil when it’s almost cool.
    Otherwise, great recipe.

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    • Christine Nimitz  August 23, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      In Phx in the summer, even at room temp (~78-81) my coconut oil (from Trader Joes) stays liquid. The easy way to soften it– put it outside for a while in direct sunlight!

    • Kirsty  September 13, 2013 at 3:13 am

      Hi Jan. Could you confirm where you found out that coconut oil should not be heated to a high temp as it releases free radicals? I have been informed and read the opposite; that Coconut oil CAN be heated to high temperatures without releasing free radicals. Which is why it is much safer than butter or olive oil to cook with because these do (Reference: ‘Nourishing Traditions’ by Sally Fallon). Feeling a little confused. Just need some clarification! Thanks!

  9. Infamous84  May 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Wonderful idea:) I just have two small questions. In the video you were specific about the amounts of every ingredient except the tea tree oil, but from what I gathered of the video it looked to be a teaspoon or so. Is that correct? And my second question follows in tandem with the first: are there other oils like say, lavender oil that would be equally effective or is there something specific to tea tree oil that require the recipe not be altered?
    Oops, a third question just popped up, lol! Is zinc oxide readily available in the pharmacy area of most grocery stores? That’s not something I’ve ever bought before.

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  10. nesa  May 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    DEbby, zinc dioxide i agree is the safest sunblok out there….any other SPF ARE CHEMICAL and CANCER PRONE, at least this salt is the safest…
    i dont agree with that report thatt clearly says its not a final studdy!

    http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/707070/ZINC_OXIDE/

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  11. nesa  May 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    ZINK OXIDE I ment :)

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