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2-Ingredient Homemade Sunscreen

The easiest homemade sunscreen recipe ever - Just 2 ingredients and you'll have inexpensive, safe, and effective sunblock all summer long!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1/2 cup pure organic coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp zinc oxide or up to 4 Tbsp for fairer skin


  • Soften coconut oil in microwave or on stove if needed.
  • Stir in zinc powder, taking care not to inhale* any.
  • Store in desired container until ready to use.
  • * Powdered zinc oxide is harmful if inhaled. Assemble quickly, opening the bag just long enough to remove the appropriate amount of powder, then reseal and quickly stir powder into the coconut oil.


1. The consistency is a soft solid at room temperature, but will turn to a thick liquid in hot temps.
2. This blend isn't waterproof - reapply occasionally if lots of sweat or water is involved.
3. This provides great coverage for brief sun exposure, but may not hold up to hours and hours of direct sun.