Homemade Sunscreen
A great DIY project
with kids !

Homemade sunscreen can be a really fun DIY (Do It Yourself) project for your girl/boy scout troop. A fun science project for home schooler's and public school teachers.

And you know what's going to be in your sunscreen for the summer. And making your own can save you a lot of money verses buy from the store.

I don't know about you but I love to save a buck !

Your kids are going to have a lot of fun making their own sunscreen.

The 2 homemade sunscreen recipes I will be sharing use essential oils as a natural sunblock.

Waterproof Sunscreen

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil

1/4 cup beeswax

2 tablespoons zinc oxide

1 teaspoon vitamin E

2 tablespoons shea butter

12 drops of Helichrysum essential oil


You will need to make your self a double boiler. Have your double boiler on the stove top over medium heat and mix all the ingredients together, but no zinc oxide yet!

Make sure everything has melted and mixed together. When everything is incorporated, then add your zinc oxide. Stir well to mix.

Pour into a mason jar in a cool place and you have natural sunscreen for 6 months.

This will give you about a SPF 20. To make your SPF higher just add more zinc oxide. 

Quick Sunscreen:
Not waterproof

1 tube hand and body lotion

12 drops of Helichrysum

2 tablespoons of zinc oxide


Mix all the ingredients together in a small container that has a lid. And you are ready to go.

This sunblock is about SPF 20 if you would like a higher SPF just ad more zinc oxide.

This quick homemade sunscreen is not waterproof.

Have fun with this DIY project. And if you make it, please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this natural sunscreen.