There is a movement, in many areas of life, to using natural products instead of concerning ourselves with some of the chemicals that are included in commercial products. This holds true for sunscreen. We found a recipe you might like to try during your next camping trip.
This is a homemade sunscreen that smells really nice and will moisturize your skin. It includes several oils which contain varying levels of SPF such as Almond Oil, Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, and Coconut Oil. They are blended together with Shea Butter and Zinc Oxide. You can add essential oils for fragrance if you’d like. That way you can enjoy the aromatic pleasure of how nice you’ll smell while playing outside.
You can adjust the recipe to the amount of sun exposure you will be getting. We know that we need Vitamin D and that much of it can be obtained by spending some time in the sun. A lot of people are looking for a blend that allows them some sun exposure but not so much as to leave them with a sunburn.
You will have to re-apply this remedy often because it is not waterproof and can dissipate from swimming or sweat. It can be made as a creamy lotion or a link is provided for a recipe that will turn this into a bar instead.
There are some commercial organic sunscreen recommended which might be your preferred method when just starting out. The options are numerous and might be worth a try, especially for the kids who spend so much time outside.
You can read more about the recipe and ways to make this sunscreen at: Natural Homemade Sunscreen