I found this post a while ago, and thought it would be perfect to share for my Summer Saving series. Health Starts in the Kitchen shares this recipe for homemade all-natural sunscreen with SPF 20 protection. See her recipe here.
I calculated the cost for this recipe so you can see the savings.
Coconut Oil, 16 oz. $8.99
Shea Butter Lotion, 13 oz. $8.79
Zinc Oxide Powder, 16 oz. $11.87
When I did the math to figure out the cost per batch, I discovered you will pay $10.17 for an all-natural, chemical free sunscreen!!
The all-natural brand name suncreen that Health in the Kitchen compares this to is Dr. Mercola. I found an 8 oz. SPF 30 directly from the Mercola website for $18.97.
This homemade recipe yields 16 oz. and is $8 cheaper! I will definitely be trying this!
*Edit: Mercola’s sunscreen costs $2.37/oz. This recipe is $0.64/oz