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How To Treat Sunburn Using Natural Products

Using good sun protection is second nature to most of us these days however it is still possible to get sunburn especially if we are outdoors for prolonged periods of time.

Spending too long in the sun is extremely harmful to your skin. It can accelerate the visible signs of aging and significantly increase your risk of contracting skin cancer.


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While store bought solutions may seem like a viable solution for protecting yourself from the sun, they actually contain many dangerous chemicals which rapidly absorb into your body through your skin.

So, what’s the solution?

Fortunately, it’s quite a simple one…use natural ingredients to make your own highly effective sunscreens.

This DIY Natural Sunscreen Tutorial will show you how to make some simple all natural sunscreens along with some completely natural bronzers. All of our homemade sunscreen tutorials use protective and healing natural ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, coffee and mango butter.

For each tutorial, you get:

  • A list of the ingredients you’ll need to prepare the natural sunscreen or bronzer
  • Step by step text instructions describing how to prepare the natural sunscreen or bronzer
  • Photos showing you how to prepare the natural sunscreen or bronzer

So, let’s get started making some natural sun protection!

Calendula Sunscreen Tutorial

With the summer holidays fast approaching it’s never too early to start thinking about sun-protection. Even winter get-aways will require some form of protection against the sun.

What better way than to nourish and moisturize your skin with all-natural products instead of harsh toxic chemicals! Modern day sunscreens contain chemicals which are rapidly absorbed into the skin. So we use them to protect our skin from cancerous rays of the sun but end up ingesting all sorts of harmful chemicals.

Most of us feel we need expensive sun creams for protection but help is at hand with this amazing natural do-it-yourself sunscreen.

So, I thought I’d share my favorite recipe below.

Ingredients Required

Natural Calendula Sunscreen Recipe

Natural Calendula Sunscreen Recipe

You Will Need:

 1/2 cup calendula infused oil
 1/4 cup coconut oil
 1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
 2 tbsp shea butter
 2 tbsp zinc oxide
 1 tsp raspberry seed oil
 Essential oils of choice (I use lavender and mint)

melt calendula

Step 1

Melt together the calendula infused oil, shea butter, coconut oil and the beeswax pastilles in a jar.

Use a double boiler or place the jar in a pan with hot water.

Step 2

Use a double boiler or place the jar in a pan with hot water.

Step 3. Remove from heat.

Step 4. Add the raspberry seed oil.

Step 5. Mix in the zinc oxide. Be careful to wear a mask so you don't inhale the powder. Stir well for the zinc oxide to be evenly distributed.

Step 6. Add the essential oils and stir again.

mix well
Pour into a container

Step 7

Pour the mixture into a clean container and let it cool and harden.


More homemade sunscreen tutorials to follow so stay tuned!

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If you would like to know how to use herbs for healing, take a look at our beginner’s guide to “Learn Herbs” it is a fascinating read and a good guide to keep handy.

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If you are interested in learning more about natural healing take a look at out A to Z Guide on Herbal Remedies. Easy and effective recipes for healing at home

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