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In my search towards making my own, chemical free sun protection lotion, I bumped in to Monica’s organic, easy recipe on her (Dutch) aromatherapy website. I just have to share her great DIY with you!

Carcinogenic spf’s

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]onica: “Nowadays, there’s much to read about the possible dangers of conventional sunscreens that are for sale on the market. They might be carcinogenic and not very healthy. I do not want to pass judgment, but on the internet there can be found enough info about the pros and cons of sunscreen.”

Natural spf 40

“Luckily, there are several ways to make your own, natural sunscreen! I am very happy with my sunscreen based on natural vegetable oils and essential oil: it has a natural SPF of 8-10 and if you use carrot seed oil, according to scientific research, this can even increase the SPF to 40!”

Monica continues: “The exact SPF is difficult to determine without laboratory because these are natural products, but this is a good indication of the protection. Either way, I think natural is always a better protection than chemical sunscreens. In addition, this oil lubricates easily and leaves no funny white haze behind.”

Recipe: natural sun protection oil

Here’s Monica’s step-by-step DIY recipe for the yummiest 😉 sun protection oil I can think of:

DIY: Natural Spf 40 Sunblock with Coconut Oil, Carrot Seed Oil and Essential Oil
Serves 1
Besides a sunblock, this healthy, chemical free, nutrient dense sunscreen protection is a true beauty treatment!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
1122 calories
176 g
31 g
47 g
17 g
32 g
1883 g
1265 g
87 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1122
Calories from Fat 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g
Saturated Fat 32g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 1265mg
Total Carbohydrates 176g
Dietary Fiber 52g
Sugars 87g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 tbs organic coconut oil
  2. 1 tbs organic shea butter
  3. 1 tbs organic avocado oil
  4. 1/2 tsp organic sesame oil
  5. 1/2 tsp organic aloe vera gel
  6. 30 drops organic carrot seed oil
  1. Melt the coconut oil and shea butter au bain marie by putting the oils in a bowl that is placed in a pan of hot water.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour the oil into a clean jar and let the mixture cool down.
  1. If you are bringing the sunscreen with you on a trip to a hot country, the oil becomes liquid. In this case, it might be more convenient to carry the oil in a bottle.
Great Body & Skin

Shop your ingredients online

Amazon (USA):

Vitaminstore (NL):

GreenBeautyShop (USA):
Carrot seed oil with rose hip and apricot kernel oil – 15 ml à € 32,50 

 Don’t let the prices scare you: once you have all the ingredients, you can use them in your dietary recipes too, as all ingredients complement your health.

A little note by Monica: “Remember that this cream is not a license to continue sun bathing without burning spending hours in the sun. Stay out of the sun between 12 and 15 o’clock and always spend these hours in the shade. If your skin has some more color, you can stay in the sun a little longer (but still need to use sunscreen!).”

Thank you Monica for your recipe!  Visit Monica’s website for more tips, recipes and info about aroma therapy and essential oils (in Dutch). 


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