Whether you’re thinking about traveling or you simply want to catch some summer rays in your own hometown, the best way to keep your skin healthy is to use an aloe-based sunscreen. Not only will it protect your skin from damage, but it will actually act as a moisturizer with the wonder of the aloe vera plant acting as the main ingredient, the only problem, the price tag that comes with this expensive product. The good news is that it only takes a few easy steps to make your own aloe sunscreen. Read the guide below to learn how to make your own aloe sunscreen.
Aloe Sunscreen Ingredients
- 1/4 cup of virgin olive oil (coconut will also do)
- 5 teaspoons zinc oxide (usually found in the diaper isle of most stores)
- 1 Tablespoon of beeswax
- 3 Tablespoons natural aloe vera gel
- 1/2 cup distilled water
Combining the Ingredients to Make Aloe Sunscreen
Start by filling a pan with water and another pan/bowl balanced on top of your stove. Bring the water to a boil, which will in turn heat the bowl/pan on top. This will prevent burning.
Put the oil and beeswax in the top pan until it is melted.
Remove them from the heat in another bowl and throw in some vitamin E or essential oils for scent (optional).
Now, put the mixture back and add zinc oxide powder. It’s very important to make sure that the bowl you use for this will not be used for food.
In another small pan, heat your distilled water and the aloe vera gel until it gets warm.
Now, whisk the oil, beeswax, and zinc oxide mixture and slowly add the water-aloe sunscreen mix.
While your entire mixture is still a liquid, put it into a container and allow it to harden. You can put it into the fridge to make the process a little faster. The only thing you have to do is apply it as you would a normal sunscreen lotion when you go out.