We all know the value of sunscreen as we’re camping, swimming, and playing outdoors in the summer months but there is a trend now to healthier options. We are careful to wear a hat and light clothing as is generally suggested but what we put on our skin may contain chemicals that we’d rather not be exposed to. You can avoid those chemicals when you make your own sunscreen and it’s not too complicated to do.
Some of the best ingredients for safe sun protection are:
Vitamin E Oil – It’s good for your skin and a natural preservative for your sunscreen.
Zinc Oxide – This provides sun protection. It sits on your skin and absorbs unwanted rays.
Coconut Oil, Sunflower or Sesame Oil, Eucalyptus and Lavender are also choices people use when making their own sunscreen. Some are for fragrance and others are for protection.
You can make your own by following the instructions at A Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe That Works! There, you will find more details on the best ingredients to use and a thorough walk-through of how to make it.
Once you make your sunscreen you should store it in a dark jar in the fridge. When applying it be generous and apply to every exposed area of skin. Re-apply after swimming or sweating and also every two hours. This recipe will last about 6 months as long as you keep it in the fridge when you’re not using it. You can toss it in the cooler if you are going to be out for a long time.
You and your family should be having fun and not nursing sunburns. We hope this natural way of making sunscreen provides you with many hours of playing in Michigan’s beautiful RV parks and campgrounds. We look forward to seeing you there.