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Has anybody have practical experience handcrafting their own Zinc Oxide sunscreen ?
 

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Yes.........simple recipe works great!

27.5 grams of Cerave Moisturizing Lotion
6 grams of oil (Apricot, Grapeseed, jojoba, etc whatever works for you)
12 grams zinc oxide
3-4 drops of polysorbate 80
 

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Hey @gymrat
From your recipe for the sunscreen, I'm looking to try this out with a nivea lotion (without carbomer) that I use for my DIY LA lotion
Cinnamon or Ylang-ylang EO
Non nano & uncoated zinc oxide
But i can't get the last bit, the polysorbate 80

Am I okay so far?
Thanks for your help
 

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Hey @gymrat
From your recipe for the sunscreen, I'm looking to try this out with a nivea lotion (without carbomer) that I use for my DIY LA lotion
Cinnamon or Ylang-ylang EO
Non nano & uncoated zinc oxide
But i can't get the last bit, the polysorbate 80

Am I okay so far?
Thanks for your help
The oil needs to be a "carrier" oil not an essential oil. This is where the Poly 80 comes into play....you will need an emulsifier so the oil and cream bind together.
 

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Thanks a lot! I tried to order the poly from my local bss but they said they're done making any for the year (focusing on clearance sales) till next year so I'll have to wait to try it out. I'll keep you updated
 

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Thanks a lot! I tried to order the poly from my local bss but they said they're done making any for the year (focusing on clearance sales) till next year so I'll have to wait to try it out. I'll keep you updated
Keep me posted on how you do with it!
 

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@gymrat I'm currently on a bottle of Neutrogena sheer zinc which has 21% ZnO which gives me a bit of a white cast which i get around by dusting my mineral powder on my face. I still haven't been able to get poly for this but I'm working on it. How much percentage will this recipe give? Will shea nut oil work as a carrier oil?
Thanks gymmie 🤗❤
 

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@gymrat I'm currently on a bottle of Neutrogena sheer zinc which has 21% ZnO which gives me a bit of a white cast which i get around by dusting my mineral powder on my face. I still haven't been able to get poly for this but I'm working on it. How much percentage will this recipe give? Will shea nut oil work as a carrier oil?
Thanks gymmie 🤗❤
Yes use whatever oil you can get that is light, nothing that is heavy. I've tried Neutrogena Sheer Zinc and I wasn't a fan, it left me with a white cast as well. You would need the poly to make things blend together......tell me again where you are, maybe I can point you in another direction to find another SS other then the Neutrogena.
 

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Yes use whatever oil you can get that is light, nothing that is heavy. I've tried Neutrogena Sheer Zinc and I wasn't a fan, it left me with a white cast as well. You would need the poly to make things blend together......tell me again where you are, maybe I can point you in another direction to find another SS other then the Neutrogena.
Okay, I'll try with the shea oil.
I'm also not a fan of the Neutrogena sheer zinc but that's the only zinc oxide SS i could get my hands on here in Nigeria. ZnO SS is so hard to come by over here 😭
I did see banana boat sunscreen for kids which says it's mineral based but didn't have ZnO or titanium oxide listed
 
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