I found this great recipe for a skin moisturizing sunscreen in Alive magazine and thought I’d share it with you. I substituted candelilla wax (a plant wax) in place of the beeswax for all of you vegans out there. Enjoy!
3 ounces sesame oil
2 ounces sweet almond oil
1/2 ounce candelilla wax
4 ounces distilled water
2 tablespoons zinc oxide
5 drops rose hip oil
5 drops evening primrose oil
5 drops chamomile or bourbon geranium essential oil
1. Melt the sesame and sweet almond oils and wax in a double boiler over medium heat.
2. Remove from the heat, add the water, and blend with a stick blender until uniform.
3. Allow the mixture to cool. Add the zinc oxide and other oils of your choice, if using. Blend some more.
4. Transfer the mixture into a glass jar. You can store this sunscreen for up to 6 months.