Oh the risks I take for you… this year I am going to make my own sun block. If I end up looking Methuselah you will be to blame….
First you need to make the base cream or lotion – more info here – then add sunscreen stuff – either Microfine Titanium Dioxide OR Zinc Oxide .
I bought all the ingredients from www.aromantic.co.uk
The following information is from their website.
Microfine Titanium Dioxide
Microfine Titanium Dioxide is accepted as a safe Sun Barrier all around the world. This is because it is inorganic and has a record of having no adverse reactions to it. This makes it ideal for products used on a daily basis.
It can be used in Sun Screens, Moisturisers, Powdered Make-up, Lip and Baby products and virtually any Skin Treatment product.
Adding 5% Microfine Titanium Dioxide to a product gives it a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of approximately 10 and protects against 90% UVA/UVB and UVC radiation. Adding 10% gives it a SPF of 15-20.
Add during the heating of the Vegetable Oil in the Fat Stage of making your product.
When you apply zinc oxide sunscreen the particles are said to stay on the outermost layer of your skin, where they scatter and absorb ultraviolet radiation, protecting your living skin below. Zinc oxide is considered a broad spectrum blocker, protecting skin from UVA, UVB and UVC.
For more visit the website
I have found both easy to work with and, despite initial misgivings,equelly as effective it stopping burning.
If you want your lotion to be self tanning as well you might want to add some DHA
NB the above products come in a plastic bags – booo… but the bags are polythene so easily recycled . As I get huge amounts cream out of one small bag of ingredients so I consider it a worthwhile compromise.
Other plastic free cosmetics can be found here
The photo is called wrinkled old woman – natch – and is part of a great series by jbpics
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