Beauty advice

Natural Taiga Sunscreen

Natural sunscreen recipe for warmer months! In the midst of summer, we must make the most of the sunshine and the balmy warm days as we soak up our fair share of vitamin D. Although it is the time to be enjoying the outdoors, it is also important to protect our skin – this is something that is especially important for those of us who do not spend a lot of time outdoors in our apartments or offices. Spending less time outdoors means that our skin is more sensitive to the sun when we do go outside.

There are many sunscreen options in the stores, but many contain chemicals that we do not necessarily want to put on our skin, especially when exposing it to UV rays and heat. Our natural sunscreen recipe contains moisturising natural oils such as double pressed cedar oil and coconut oil. Double pressed cedar oil has a natural ultraviolet filter, meaning there is additional protection from UV rays when it is added to this sunscreen recipe.

What you will need for sunscreen:

  • 500ml mason jar or a double boiler
  • Whisk
  • A pot
  • glass jar for storage of sunscreen
  • 0.5 cup of double pressed cedar oil (you can use other oils such as sweet almond or olive as well)
  • 1/4 cup beeswax (shavings, pellets or chopped pieces)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 TBS zinc oxide powder (make sure it is non nano)
  • 20 drops of non photo-toxic essential oils (optional)


  • Place all the ingredients besides the zinc oxide in your 500ml jar (or your double boiler) – you will add the zinc oxide at a later stage
  • Fill your pot 1/4 of the way with water and put it on the stove (you can set the stove to a medium heat)
  • Cover your jar of oils and beeswax with a lid (don’t tighten it) and place the jar in the pot of water
  • Allow the jar of oils and beeswax to melt slowly, whilst stirring every now and again to combine the ingredients
  • When everything is completely melted, take the jar off the heat and quickly add your zinc oxide powder, stirring vigorously until the zinc oxide is well incorporated into the mixture
  • Pour your mixture in to the container you would like to store it in and stir it again to ensure the zinc oxide is properly mixed in with the oils
  • Use your sunscreen as needed – but make sure to reapply if you have been in the water or have exercised enough to break a sweat

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