DIY Natural Sunscreen Lotion Recipe

DIY Natural Sunscreen Lotion Recipe

You can make your own natural sunscreen using natural oils; some natural oils have great protection without the harsh chemicals that can be found in some store bought sunscreens.

Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are two other natural ingredients used in natural sunscreen.

What does Zinc Oxide Do?

Zinc Oxide Powder 4oz/120g (Made in Canada)– by Amson Naturals

Zinc Oxide is a great addition to natural sunscreen as it blocks both the UVA and UVB sun rays, when using sunscreen with Zinc Oxide you don’t have to wait the suggested 15 – 20 minutes as recommended with other sunscreens. The zinc oxide is a physical blocker and works to block harmful sun rays as soon as it is applied. Continue reading

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Dry Skin Care Products

With so many skin care products on the market it often gets difficult to decide what to use.  Everyone has different skin, dry, oily, sensitive, young and aging.

You can choose from many creams out there that claim to help with your skin, but read the labels. Will they really help?  Many  have chemicals that are really not very good for our skin.

I have tried many creams and lotions, but with very sensitive skin it can be difficult, so using products with little or no chemicals is what I found works best.

Be careful what you put on your skin.  I have tried sunscreens and most of them have left me with rashes.  So I did my own research and found that many natural oils have natural SPF so I began to make my own.  Now for some great creams and lotions on the market……

Neem Cream for Dry Skin

Neem Cream

I find that Neem Cream is good for dry skin, neem is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids.  With regular use it will help to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.

Neem Cream helps the skin retain moisture as well as restore the skins natural protective barrier, it’s an effective skin conditioner and will help to keep your skin moisturized as well as help to repair any skin damage due to dryness from the environment.

Neem Cream can help people that suffer from the symptoms of Eczema, neem oil is high in vitamin E and rich in fatty acids, this enables it to penetrate deep into the skin to help retain moisture.

Neem Oil reduces inflammation and relieves swelling and redness, which aids in the healing of dry damaged skin.

For more information – the benefits of Neem Oil

Hemp Lotion for Dry Skin

Hempz Lotion

Hempz Lotion is one of the top selling Hemp Lotions

Hemp Lotion used on a regular basis will help to keep your skin moisturized.

Hemp oil is the only oil that has a perfect balance of the Omega Fatty Acids which act as natural moisturizers that revitalize dry skin.

Hemp oil also contains vitamin E, calcium, potassium, phosphors, sulfur and magnesium. With these minerals and the fatty acids products made with hemp oil will help fight skin inflammation, heal and moisturize the skin, and combat aging with it’s anti-aging properties.

Hemp oil is non-greasy and very moisturizing.Hemp Lotion contains Hempseed which soothes and restores dry and damaged skin relieving discomfort and increasing moisture retention.  The GLA in Hempseed Oil is why products made with this oil offer relief of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.

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Essential Oils that are safe for Dogs

With more people becoming interested in using natural products and essential oils being one of them, it’s important to remember than not all essential oils are safe for dogs.

As a pet owner it’s important to know which ones are okay and which are not, especially if you are using essential oils in your home for cleaning or just for scent in a diffuser.

For cleaning your home I would recommend using pet friendly cleaners like Mrs Meyers – Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner – 16 oz – BasilContinue reading

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What is the shelf life of oil?

The Shelf Life of Oils

When I buy my oils for soap and lotions I’m sure to check the expiration date and make sure the oils are used before they go bad.

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Adding Cannabis or Hemp to your Products

I have had many enquires from people concerning the addition of Cannabis in the products they make now that Cannabis is legal in Canada so I sent a letter off to Health Canada.  Below is their reply with links for all the information you will need to be compliant.

Dear Sir or Madam:
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Where to buy soap making supplies

Where to buy soap making supplies

On of the biggest challenges when making soap can be trying to find the best places to buy your soap making supplies, below you will find soap suppliers that I have used.  pails5

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How much does it cost to make soap?

The cost of making your own soap

How much it costs to make soap depends on the ingredients you are using and where you are purchasing those ingredients.

Handmade Soap

Beautiful Handmade Soap

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Massage and Oil

Homemade bath and massage oils are easy to make and you can scent them with your own favorite essential oils or fragrance oils.  For an all natural massage or bath oil you will want to use essential oils rather than fragrance oils.

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My Best Rosacea Treatment

Treatment for Rosacea

When taking my aromatherapy course I had a friend ask me what the best treatment for Rosacea was and whether I could use essential oils to create a cream for her, I began to do research and came up with the best essential oils to use in a face cream to help with this skin condition.

Rosacea Cream

Essential Oils for Rosacea

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Essential Oil Blends

Essential Oils for Healing

Essential Oil blends can be beneficial with their healing benefits.  Aromatherapy can be incorporated into your daily life, using essential oils that can be healing, soothing and up-lifting.

Natural Essential Oils

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