Homemade sunscreen - Ingredients that you can't miss

September 16, 2022 2 min read

Homemade sunscreen - Ingredients that you can't miss

The skin has its natural defense against sun exposure by producing a protective pigment called melanin. Epidermal melanocytes are responsible for the development and proliferation of melanitiswhen stimulated by sunlight.

Natural products are becoming a trend since they have a higher protection factor. The preparation of natural creams with a high sun protection factor is difficult in natural cosmetics, but not difficult. That's why most natural sunscreen products are made with physical filters.

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Homemade sunscreen - Ingredients that you cannot miss

Functions of homemade sunscreens

It must be non-toxic, non-comedogenic, and non-allergenic, as well as have good resistance to external influences. Like light (photostability) and heat (thermal solubility). They have an effective sun protection factor. That it is cosmetically stable and that it does not crack.

It can also be added to different types of cosmetics, such as creams or oils. One of its functions is to have resistance to water, when it comes into contact with moisture, it must remain on the skin.

How to make a natural butter-based sunscreen?

People, for the most part, tend to go around the market, looking for chemical sunscreens. But the new ease of making sunscreens from home, which work perfectly and allow reliable protection, is visible.To make a homemade butter-based sunscreen you will need:


  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oils.
  • 30 drops of essential oils.
  • 30 grams of beeswax.
  • 30 grams of butter.
  • 1 tablespoon of oil with vitamin E.
  • 10 grams of zinc oxide powder, which would give a 12% concentration.


  • Bring your water to a boil over low heat and melt the non-essential oils with the butter and add the beeswax to the mix.
  • When everything has been mixed, add vitamin E oil, zinc oxide, and essential oils.
  • Mix everything until the zinc oxide is dissolved.
  • Introduce the mixture made in a dispenser from which you are going to use it.
  • Then wait for it to cool down and rest so that the mixture hardens. Preferably overnight.

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How to make a sunscreen based on Aloe Vera?

If butter-based sunscreen is not your preference, you can try another super simple recipe that we will show you next.You only need a few ingredients and follow the following easy steps:


  • 1/4 vegetable oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax.
  • 3 tablespoons of natural aloe vera gel.
  • 2 capsules of wheat germ oil
  • 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract
  • 1 teaspoon of another non-citrus essential oil
  • 5 teaspoons of zinc oxide.
  • Distilled water.

Homemade sunscreen - Ingredients that you cannot miss


  • You must melt the beeswax based on a bain-marie together with the vegetable oil.
  • Carefully remove the mixture from the low heat and add the wheat germ oil and optional essential oil,
  • Then zinc oxide.
  • In a new container, heat the distilled water together with the aloe vera until the mixture is well diluted.
  • Lastly, mix the contents of both containers and let them rest until it hardens so that it is ready.

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