Getting burned? Make your own organic sunblock. [image via: Gadi Yosef]
It’s mid-July in the Middle East, and unless you plan on being a hermit in an air conditioned cave for the next few months you’re bound to get hit by some serious rays of sun. Sooner or later, you’ve gotta go to work, buy groceries, buy ice cream, and socialize. And when you do, you should be protected. If you’re feeling ambitious and crafty, why not protect yourself with some homemade organic sunscreen? It’s less complicated than you think to make.
To make your sunscreen you will need:
- a water pot
- empty aluminum can
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- a few drops of tea tree oil
- 2 tablespoons bee’s oil
- 2 tablespoons zinc oxide
- sealed container to store the sunscreen in (like a glass jar)
Watch the video below to see what to do with those materials:
The next steps? Coat your skin generously with your awesome homemade sunscreen, and show that Middle Eastern sun who’s boss!
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