No woman should go out without a sunscreen in her purse. However, did you know that the usual manufactured sunscreens contain dangerous chemical compounds that do as much damage as sunrays? Not to mention the damage the factories that make them do to the environment. So let’s learn how to make echo-friendly sunscreen right at home.
1- Gather the ingredients. You will need a cup of natural oil (olive oil is perfect), 28 g of pure beeswax, and Pure titanium oxide or zinc dioxide.
2- In a metal container, put the oil and heat it over low flame. Do not rush the process or raise the flame or the oil will burn out and cause health risks if used after it is burned out.
3- Put the beeswax in a plastic bag and wrap it in a towel, then smash it into small pieces with a pestle (or a hammer), or you could grate it into small shavings. After that. Add it to the oil.
4- Stir the beeswax and keep on stirring it until it is completely melted in the oil.
5- Now we will need to add the titanium/zinc oxide powder. But before that, we will need some protection from direct contact with this powder. Wear rubber gloves and a face mask. Add about 2 tablespoons of the powder a little at a time to the beeswax and oil mixture. Keep stirring until it is mixed well.
6- Turn off the heat and put the mixture in a glass jar or a ceramic container with a cover. Let it cool out before use. After that you can put it in a small plastic container you could carry in your bag.
Now you have you learned something new and helped protect both your skin and the environment at the same time.