DIY All-Natural Sun Cream

DIY Sun Cream - homemade all-natural sunscreen - Dr Gaye

Summer is here and it’s a great time to make some DIY sun cream. Store-bought ones have many toxic ingredients that are bad for you AND the environment. Why not make some at home … it’s so easy! For this homemade sun lotion we're only going to use natural ingredients. The SPF is approximately 20 and it's all natural so make sure to reapply frequently.


  • ½ cup almond oil
  • ¼ cup organic cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cold-pressed raspberry seed oil
  • 1 tsp carrot seed essential oil
  • 2 tbsp zinc oxide
  • 1 tbsp shea butter (optional)
  • A few drops of essential oil (optional - we used lavender oil)


  1. Boil a couple inches of water in a medium-sized pan. Turn down the heat to medium and place a stainless steel bowl on top of the pan.
  2. Add all ingredients except for the zinc oxide and let it melt and mix well.
  3. Mix in the zinc oxide. Be careful not to inhale the zinc oxide!
  4. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture into a glass jar. Let it cool in room temperature.
  5. Place the glass jar in the fridge. Give the mixture a good stir with a spoon every 15 minutes to make sure the zinc oxide is evenly mixed in.
  6. Once the mixture is set it's ready for use! Keep it in the fridge for a cooling sun cream. In warmer temperatures the mixture will liquify so make sure the container is leak proof.
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