Have you heard of Carrot Seed Essential Oil? This amazing oil was introduced to me about a year and a half ago when my son was only a couple of months old. Did you know that it is not recommended to put sunscreen on children under a year old??? How can this be??? What in the world am I suppose to do then?? We love to be outside, hiking, playing in the yard, going to the park, walking, swimming, anything that puts us in the sunny warmth!
So, I started to do some research about alternatives to sunscreen. I bought those cute sun shirts and hats that have the SPF 50+ in them somehow, but that still left his hands, arms, feet, and neck exposed. Also, try keeping those hats on a six month old! Did I mention that my son is darn near albino. His skin is as white as fresh snow and his hair isn’t far off from that! That’s when I found a recipe for all natural sunscreen. I was incredibly leery, I admit. I made it, but would not use it on him at first. I used it on myself for a good week or longer before I would take the chance of him burning because it didn’t really work. I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself if I put it on him and he ended up with some crazy sunburn.
I was so impressed by it that I replaced my daily facial moisturizer with this. I always buy the face moisturizer that has the sunscreen in it anyway, so why not. It makes my skin feel amazing, it doesn’t clog my pores, and it keeps my face from burning. It is awesome!
Carrot Seed oil has a natural SPF of about 40, but that’s not the only benefit it has. It rejuvenates the skin, has anti-aging benefits, reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as disinfects.
1/4 cup shea butter
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
15 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
5-7 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (optional for a nice scent)
1 tablespoon zinc oxide powder
- In a double boiler, or one pot on top of another pot, melt the shea butter, jojoba oil, beeswax, and vitamin E oil until well combined
- Remove from heat and add the Carrot Seed oil and Lavender oil
- Very carefully add the zinc oxide, I recommend covering your nose and mouth and make sure the kids and animals are not in the kitchen with you because you do not want to inhale it. Mix thoroughly until there are no more powder clumps.
- Pour into desired container and let it cool.
- Enjoy your new 30-40 SPF sunscreen!