It looks like “all natural” is the way to go if you want to stay away from the harmful toxins.
The following essential oils offer a natural source of sun protection:
Red raspberry seed oil (SPF 28-50)
Wheat germ oil (SPF 20)
Myrrh oil ( SPF 20)
Carrot seed oil (SPF 38-40)
Coconut oil offers the SPF protection of about 15. Beeswax can make the sunblock waterproof. If you tried making my natural non-petroleum jelly , you can use it as a base and add essential oils to it, to simplify the process of making a homemade sunscreen.
Here’s the recipe for all natural DIY homemade sunscreen made from scratch:
* If you are allergic to coconut, use shea butter instead or use my non-petroleum jelly as a base.
*If you don’t have some of the oils on the list, substitute with other oils on the list. You can make your sunscreen effective, using just one kind of an essential oil.
Combine coconut oil and beeswax in a small pot. Cook on a low heat, while stirring for a few minutes, until your ingredients become liquid. Mix well. Take off the heat, pour into a jar. When the jar is cooled to room temperature, add your essential oils and mix again. Seal the jar. You don’t have to refrigerate it. Use as a sunscreen.