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The Benefits of Homemade Sunscreen

December 22, 2012

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Whether you’re out hiking, playing sports, biking, or having some beach fun, the one iron-clad rule before going out in the sun is to wear sunscreen. Sunscreen is a vital ingredient in protecting yourself against overexposure to the sun’s rays. It’s right up there with big, stylish, floppy hats, visors, umbrellas, and shades. Luckily, there are many different types of sunscreen to choose from at your local drugstore or supermarket.

However, if you’re the type who’s very particular about what goes into your sunscreen, and you’re able with your own hands, why not try making your own sunscreen?

Homemade sunscreen is a great option to consider. As mentioned earlier, you know what ingredients will go into it, so you are assured that you are using 100% natural products. You can make as much sunscreen as you want, so you won’t have to worry about running out of it when you go swimming. Plus, you can also share your DIY sunscreen and impress your friends!

Here’s a recipe that uses essential oils and natural butters to both protect your skin and moisturize it deeply.

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