Store bought sunscreen is loaded with cancer causing chemicals that can overload your body, clog your pores and it's expensive to boot. They don't want you to know that you can make your own No Sweat easy application sunscreen stick . . .

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  • MYO No Sweat Sunscreen Stick

    Store bought sunscreen is loaded with cancer causing chemicals that can overload your body, clog your pores and it's expensive to boot. They don't want you to know that you can make your own No Sweat easy application sunscreen stick . . .
    How to Make your own sunscreen and control the level of SPF protection


    Why Sunscreen is Needed

    Sunscreens protect again several different kinds of radiation, namely:

    Ultraviolet-A (UVA) - known for damaging the layers of skin beneath the surface which essentially means, these are the rays that give you age spots, wrinkles, sagging skin and melanoma- aka the deadliest form of skin cancer.

    Ultraviolet-B (UVB)- which are know
    for damaging the outer layers of skin- aka- visible sunburn, age spots, wrinkling and can also cause skin cancer as well


    Chemicals in Sunscreen/Sunblockers

    There is a wide range of not-so-healthy chemicals found in sunscreens and sunblockers:

    UVA Blocking Chemicals:


    • avobenzone: Lab tests in animals indicate mutation of internal organs including ovarian/egg mutations




    • benzophenone- studies indicate use of this chemical causes endocrine disruption and is classified as toxic/harmful and bioaccumulative




    • oxybenzone- studies indicate this chemical causes allergies, is an immune system toxicant, photoallergenic toxicant, endocrine disruptor, is it believed to accumulate in the system and cause developmental and reproductive issues/toxicity. This chemical mimics estrogen and may be a cause of endometriosis (abnormal uterine tissue growth that causes severe pain)




    • Sulisobenzone- this is not overly effective on it's own, but is used to enhance the effects of other chemicals
      in the forumla, One or more animal studies show broad systemic effects at high doses


    UVB Blocking Chemicals

    Commonly used UVB blocking chemicals include: minobenzoic acid, cinoxate, homosalate, octocrylene, octyl methoxycinnamate, octisalate, padimate O, phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid, sulisobenzone and trolamine salicyate


    • Homosalate- Research indicates it is a weak hormone disruptor, and sunlight breaks down the chemical into harmful byproducts.




    • Octocrylene- Produces excess reactive oxygen species that can interfere with cellular signaling, cause mutations, lead to cell death and may be implicated in cardiovascular disease.




    • Octyl Methoxycinnamate- there are over 600 studies linking this to various illness, disease, mutagenic qualities, etc




    • Padimate O- research shows this chemical releases free radicals, damages DNA, has estrogenic activity, and causes allergic reactions in some people - This chemical interferes with cellular signaling and is known to cause
      mutations that lead to cell death & is believed to cause cardiovascular disease.


    Some sunscreens even contain harmful chemicals such as Padimate-0 and parsol 1789 (aka avobenzone) which is believed to cause DNA damage when exposed to sunlight. One of the UV-filters, BP-3, has been found in 96% of urine samples in the US and several UV-filters in 85% of Swiss breast milk samples.

    Broad Spectrum Options

    Options that provide Protection from both UVA And UVB are called Broad spectrum chemicals and include:

    dioxybenzone, oxybenzone, ulisobenzone, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide

    We use either titanium dioxide or Zinc Oxide as our sun block for several reasons- first, it is one of the very few that block both UVA & UVB rays, secondly, it is a Physical Sunscreen- which means that it turns your skin white before it is absorbed- it works instantly and doesn't need 20 before you go into the sun to start working. It's also excellent for those with sensitive skin & those who may have allergies or sensitivities to various chemicals. It's the least toxic and reportedly the safest option we've found, shy of avoiding the sun altogether (which would simply result in a Vitamin
    D deficiency, but that's another post altogether.

    Did you know that the use of Certain Sunscreens on your skin can chemically alter the hormones within your body and CAUSE skin cancer? Check out the Dr Oz video link below to see a special episode explaining more dangers of sunscreens


    More Sources:



    MYO No Sweat Sunscreen Stick

    This No Sweat Sunscreen stick can be applied without getting it all over everything and having a stinky, greasy mess. Glide the stick over your skin and then use a single hand to rub it on evenly. This sunscreen lasts 5-7 hours without reapplying, but if you have little ones swimming, we recommend reapplying after 2-3 hours.

    You'll Need (For an Approximate SPF 35):

    DO NOT DOUBLE THIS RECIPE!! IT WILL NOT WORK IF YOU DOUBLE IT!

    4 Tbs. pure sweet almond oil (Natural SPF 5)
    4 Tbs Coconut oil (Natural SPF 4-10)
    2 Tbs Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide Powder (approximate SPF 20-25)
    2 Tbs Beeswax (or 1 Tbs Beeswax & 1 Tbs Cocoa butter)
    1/2 tsp
    Vit E Oil
    1 Empty Deodorant Container or clean mason jar



    In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil, beeswax (& cocoa butter if using it) and sweet almond oil together over very low heat (or use a double boiler) until all the ingredients are fully incorporated and the beeswax is completely melted.



    Remove from heat and add the Titanium dioxide powder, it is imperative that you wear a face mask and DO NOT BREATHE in the dust. While this ingredient has been deemed perfectly safe to apply to skin, it is NOT safe to breathe it in ANY amount. Stir it in gently to avoid causing dust to enter the air, I used a mini whisk. Add the vitamin E, stirring well. Pour the sunscreen into an empty deodorant container or into a glass jar like this one:




    Let it cool and harden completely before use. Use as you would any sunscreen.

    We're not saying this method is for everyone, but this is what I'm using for our family to help reduce the amount of toxic chemicals we're putting into our bodies.

    For additional recipes check out:





    The Titanium Dioxide is about $20 a bag, but will last you for the rest of your life, lol. It will make a large number of recipes and can be added to other homemade cosmetics and beauty recipes as well. The total SPF is about 35 depending on which oils you choose as a carrier.


    Free Printable Labels for your Homemade Sunscreen


    If you'd prefer to use a different oil rather than Coconut, here are some alternatives:
    List of 10 oils with natural UV-ray protecting properties:

    Carrot Seed Oil: SPF 38-40
    Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF 28-50
    Wheatgerm Oil: SPF 20
    Avocado Oil: SPF 4-15
    Coconut Oil: SPF 2-8
    Olive Oil: SPF 2-8 (NOT Recommended)
    Macadamia Nut Oil: SPF 6
    Almond Oil: SPF 5
    Shea Butter: SPF 3-6
    Jojoba Oil: SPF 4

    DO NOT DOUBLE THIS RECIPE! When you double the recipe the ingredients settle causing the LAST Sunscreen stick to be extremely Potent and contain ALL of the sunscreen properties, rendering the others completely USELESS.

    Disclaimer for Sue-Happy People who prefer to get ahead in life the easy way: You are responsible for your Self, by using this site you agree to this site's TOS, we are not doctors, physicists or chemists, nor do we play one the internet, this is just what we personally use.




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    Comments 54 Comments
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      The total SPF for this recipe is estimated to be about 35 SPF
    1. my4mainecoons's Avatar
      my4mainecoons -
      Wow, I guess I never really thought about all of the chemicals in sunscreen, After I read this I went and read a couple of the articles that it linked to and just WOW.

      Do your kids like this one? Will they wear it? Have you experienced any downsides to making your own?
    1. CountryGrl21's Avatar
      CountryGrl21 -
      I finally got the ingredients for this this past monday and made it. I didn't have the cute containers so I just poured it into a jelly jar. This stuff works WONDERFULLY! It's smooth, smells very faintly and I spent the entire day in the sun yesterday weeding my garden and completely forgot to reapply and still NO burn.

      Thank you very much lady for all that you do!
    1. mdbkids's Avatar
      mdbkids -
      I am allergic to almonds, is there an alternative that I could use? Thank you so much!
    1. Mary11's Avatar
      Mary11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mdbkids View Post
      I am allergic to almonds, is there an alternative that I could use? Thank you so much!
      You could use grapeseed oil (natural SPF 4)
    1. Pebbles1's Avatar
      Pebbles1 -
      In regards to the Titanium Dioxide, the picture of all the ingredients shows a bag of Zinc Oxide. Also, when you click on the Titanium Dioxide link above in the ingredients list, it takes you to Amazon to a page selling Zinc Oxide, and the bag is the same as the one in the picture on this page. Please clarify which should be included in this recipe.
      Thanks!!
    1. dmmcw8's Avatar
      dmmcw8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mdbkids View Post
      I am allergic to almonds, is there an alternative that I could use? Thank you so much!
      Found this online, it might help you.

      List of 10 oils with natural UV-ray protecting properties:

      Carrot Seed Oil: SPF 38-40
      Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF 28-50
      Wheatgerm Oil: SPF 20
      Avocado Oil: SPF 4-15
      Coconut Oil: SPF 2-8
      Olive Oil: SPF 2-8
      Macadamia Nut Oil: SPF 6
      Almond Oil: SPF 5
      Shea Butter: SPF 3-6
      Jojoba Oil: SPF 4
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles1 View Post
      In regards to the Titanium Dioxide, the picture of all the ingredients shows a bag of Zinc Oxide. Also, when you click on the Titanium Dioxide link above in the ingredients list, it takes you to Amazon to a page selling Zinc Oxide, and the bag is the same as the one in the picture on this page. Please clarify which should be included in this recipe.
      Thanks!!
      Doesn't matter which, its according to your own preference.
    1. Deborah458's Avatar
      Deborah458 -
      This sounds wonderful, but what do you do when you medically need to have a higher spf?
    1. kaufmpa's Avatar
      kaufmpa -
      Will this melt in hot temps at the pool? Can see this being a mess if you put in the deoderant container rather than a jar.
    1. partslady29's Avatar
      partslady29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Deborah458 View Post
      This sounds wonderful, but what do you do when you medically need to have a higher spf?
      If you need something higher use an oil that is higher SPF like carrot seed oil!
    1. Blurple's Avatar
      Blurple -
      Is this safe for faces?
    1. Mary11's Avatar
      Mary11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Deborah458 View Post
      This sounds wonderful, but what do you do when you medically need to have a higher spf?
      I would suggest using one of the other oils with a higher SPF rating in an earlier post on this thread. It looks like you can increase the rating. Good luck.
    1. PuddleSplasher's Avatar
      PuddleSplasher -
      I made this today. First, the smell is delightful with the almond oil and beeswax. Second, it feels incredible on my skin, nourishing. Making it was a little nerve racking with the zinc powder but it went well. It was a little grainy on the bottom though, not sure what that was about but it set up fine when it cooled. I put some in deodorant containers and some in jars. It's soft enough where you can spoon out what you need with your fingers. In hot temperatures, yes, this will melt so using jars is a good idea for that.
    1. crafter73's Avatar
      crafter73 -
      Thank you for this post. Sunscreen is very expensive.
    1. sjmichaeld's Avatar
      sjmichaeld -
      Can wheat germ oil be used additionally with all other ingredients, or must it be swapped out for almond oil







      Quote Originally Posted by dmmcw8 View Post
      Found this online, it might help you.

      List of 10 oils with natural UV-ray protecting properties:

      Carrot Seed Oil: SPF 38-40
      Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF 28-50
      Wheatgerm Oil: SPF 20
      Avocado Oil: SPF 4-15
      Coconut Oil: SPF 2-8
      Olive Oil: SPF 2-8
      Macadamia Nut Oil: SPF 6
      Almond Oil: SPF 5
      Shea Butter: SPF 3-6
      Jojoba Oil: SPF 4
    1. sjmichaeld's Avatar
      sjmichaeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by FreebieQueen View Post
      Doesn't matter which, its according to your own preference.
      Can wheat germ oil be used in addition to all the other ingredients our does it have to be substituted for the almond oil
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by sjmichaeld View Post
      Can wheat germ oil be used in addition to all the other ingredients our does it have to be substituted for the almond oil
      you could probably use half and half, or use all wheat germ and then add some extra beeswax to it for solidity.
    1. CatieG10's Avatar
      CatieG10 -
      Is it possible to use the zinc oxide that is in a tube to make this instead of the powdered form?
    1. JReeceRN's Avatar
      JReeceRN -
      Why is there a picture of Cocoa Butter but its not on the ingredient list?
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