Zinc Oxide

Exploring the Benefits of Zinc Oxide

In the supplement world comes in topical form, usually a lotion, cream, ointment or powder. Zinc oxide isn’t a supplement in the usual sense, as it’s only to be used on the skin. It’s used to treat diaper rashes in infants, as well as minor skin irritations. Zinc oxide is also found in many sun screens. The zinc oxide creates a barrier to protect and heal skin.

Homemade Zinc Oxide Sun Screen

Zinc Oxide bases sun screens are a good option for those looking to avoid the chemicals found in most suncreens.

Ingredients

  1. 1 oz Coconut oil
  2. 0.1 oz Vitamin E oil
  3. 0.8 oz Shea butter
  4. 0.1 oz Sunflower oil
  5. 0.4 oz Zinc oxide powder

This will make two oz of lotion with an SPF of about 25.

Directions

  1. Add shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower oil to double boiler.
  2. Gently heat until shea butter is melted, continue stirring
  3. Add vitamin E oil and continue stirring
  4. Carefully add Zinc oxide powder
  5. Stir well until combined

Store this mixture in a dark spot inside your refrigerator. You can use this as a sun screen and as a lotion. The other ingredients in this DIY sunscreen have many benefits of their own.

zinc oxide sun screen

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