Make your own Chemical Free Sunscreens, Deodorants, Soaps, Rash Creams and More!
Zinc Oxide is a white powder with wonderful astringent properties. It physically works to provide 28 times the skin’s natural protections against harmful UVA & UVB rays and has a great soothing effect for use in many skin preparations. It is uncoated and is an inert ingredient, often used to thicken lotions and creams.
• Non-nano uncoated Zinc Oxide Powder
• Convenient storage jar with a FREE measuring scoop!
For external use only.
Non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide powder. *NANO Definition: A particle that is smaller than 100nm and that if applied to the skin could be absorbed into the blood stream. Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Powder will not be absorbed but will sit on top of your skin to provide a protective barrier
Zinc Oxide is for topical use. It physically works to provide 28 times the skin’s natural protections against harmful UVA & UVB rays and has a great soothing effect for use in many skin preparations. It is uncoated and is an inert ingredient, often used to thicken lotions and creams.
EASY SUNSCREEN RECIPE
Here’s what you’ll need:
– 2 oz Zinc Oxide Powder
– 8 oz of your favorite lotion
– Medium bowl
– Hand held blender for mixing
Step 1: Mix 8 oz of lotion and 2 oz of Zinc Oxide Powder into a medium bowl. Once you have thoroughly mixed the lotion and powder with a spoon, use a hand mixer to continue blending for 3-5 minutes. This will ensure that you mix the zinc oxide powder evenly throughout the sunscreen.
Most mainstream sunscreens contain toxic, cancer causing chemicals that are absorbed into the skin. Zinc Oxide however is a non-tox alternative. Our Zinc Oxide, is non-nano with a mesh of 325nm, which means it’s sits on the skin and is not absorbed into the skin.
Step 2: Once the sunscreen is mixed to the desired consistency, apply the mask to face and body. Please note this sunscreen lotion will need to be re-applied ever 60-90 minutes, or more depending on how much you sweat. You’ll also want to store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. We recommend using the sunscreen within 6 months.
Sunscreen SPF Guide
Different amounts of zinc oxide are needed depending on what SPF you would like your lotion to be. Once you have chosen the SPF a little math is involved. The zinc oxide must be a certain percentage of the weight of your ingredients (before adding the zinc oxide). For this reason, it’s easiest to use a kitchen scale when making your sunscreen. For example, if you have 2 ounces of lotion and you’d like to make SPF 10 sunscreen, according to the values below you will need to add .2 ounces of zinc oxide to the lotion. Use the zinc oxide recommendations below.
For SPF 2-5: Use 5% zinc oxide
For SPF 6-11: Use 10% zinc oxide
For SPF 12-19: Use 15% zinc oxide
For SPF >20: Use 20% zinc oxide