The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth created by the sunscreen industry. The scientific evidence, finds quite clearly that sunscreen actually promotes cancer by blocking the body’s absorption of ultraviolet radiation, which produces vitamin D in the skin.
As the EWG writes, many sunscreen products contain cancer-causing chemicals that get absorbed right through the skin.
To protect against sunburn, use a non-toxic sunscreen like coconut oil or opt for a low-risk, safe sunscreen that doesn’t contain health-compromising ingredients.
What most people don’t realize is that coconut oil has a natural SPF of 4-5 and contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from harmful radiation from the sun. Obviously that low amount of SPF isn’t sufficient so by adding zinc oxide you can produce more of a full spectrum sunscreen which will offer protection against UVA (the aging rays) as well as UVB.
DIY coconut oil sunscreen for the face and your body
In his book the Coconut Oil Miracle, Dr Bruce Fife confirms that most sunscreen lotions have coconut oil in their formulas because it can block the harmful effects of UV radiation from the sun. Coconut oil is powerful enough to prevent burning and oxidative damage that leads to skin cancer.
Did you know that cancer cells thrive in acidity? Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment but cease to exist in Alkaline environments.
This homemade coconut oil sunscreen recipe for the face and your body utilizes a number of essential oils. It’s safe for the whole family to use!
Homemade Coconut Oil Sunscreen Recipe
-1/4 cup coconut oil (find it here)
-1/4 cup shea butter (find it here)–
1/8 cup sesame or jojoba oil
-2 tbsp. beeswax granules
-1-2 tbsp. zinc oxide powder (optional)
-1 tsp. red raspberry seed oil 20-30 drops
-Essential oils of your choice (lavender, rosemary, vanilla, and/or peppermint are nice)
1. Melt your coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, and shea butter together in a double boiler.
Add beeswax to the mixture.
2. Once the mixture is melted, let it cool to room temperature. Whisk in zinc oxide (if you decide to use it).
3. Place the mixture to the fridge for at 20-25 minutes.
4. Take the mixture out and start to whip it with a hand mixer. Add in essential oils and the red raspberry seed oil. Whip it until the mixture is fluffy.
5. Store in a glass container in the fridge. Use as a regular sunscreen lotion.