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Homemade all natural sunscreen in jars next to beach clothes

Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

Only six ingredients n this DIY sunscreen with zinc oxide. This homemade sunscreen recipe is all-natural and made with a blend of butters, oils, and zinc.
Keyword homemade sunscreen recipe, natural sunscreen, zinc oxide
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 35 minutes
Servings 2 jars
Author fitasamamabear


  • Double boiler or mason jar
  • Mini Whisk
  • Mason jars to store it



  • In a jar combine all ingredients except for zinc.
    All natural sunscreen recipe in process image
  • Place into a pot with only an inch of boiling water. Making sure that no water bubbles into the jar. Stir frequently.
    All natural sunscreen recipe in process image
  • Leave in the pot until everything is melted.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in the zinc.
    All natural sunscreen recipe in process image
  • Really whisk it in (for about one full minute). If it’s not dissolved it sinks to the bottom. Likewise, you can whisk it in, let it sit for one minute, and whisk again to ensure it's combined.
  • Pour into jars and let sit on the counter for twenty-four hours until firm.


Do not add essential oils to your sunscreen. Some oils (like citrus ones) actually cause burns when exposed to direct sunlight! 
This sunscreen comes out a bit hard. I personally like this as it melts a bit when in the car/at the beach and makes it easy to go on. If you don’t like this, either cut the beeswax back ever so slightly or add in a bit more almond oil (start with one teaspoon)
All of these DIY ingredients can be found from my favorite buyers here. I especially like to purchase from Pronounce Skincare as she has quality products and is another mama trying to make it all work!