Over 75% of commercial sunscreens contain toxic chemicals such as oxybenzone or cinnamates – both known chemicals tied to skin irritations! As a mom of two, I always watch what I put on the skin of children.

A short while back, I discovered Zinc Oxide, a derivative of zinc that, when I applied on the skin, absorbs the “broad spectrum” of ultraviolet rays, which includes both UVA and UVB. Not all commercial sunscreens absorb UVA and UVB.

UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling (photo-aging), and suppression of the immune system. UVB rays on the other hand, will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer. 


In order to make your DIY homemade sunscreen in less than 5 minutes, you will need:

 The Base – ¼ of a cup

Mango Butter: Moisturizes and keeps your skin soft.

The Oil (choose 1) – ¼ of a cup

Coconut Oil: SPF 6, anti-bacterial and moisturizing

Jojoba Oil: SPF 4, locks in moisture, great for oily skins

Almond Oil: SPF 5, for sensitive skins and moisturizing 

The Protection

Zinc Oxide: protects naturally against UVA and UVB

2 tablespoons for SPF 15 protection. Protects against 93% of UVB rays.

SPF 30 protects against 97% of UVB rays, whereas SPF 15 protects against 93% of UVB rays. It is commonly known that if applied frequently there isn't much of a difference between SPF 15 and 30. 

DIY SPF 15 Sunscreen


1.Melt the Mango Butter, the Oil using the double boiler method and stir.
2. Remove from the heat when all ingredients have melted.
3. Slowly add the Zinc Oxide and continue stirring.
4. Store in a cool place.
5. Enjoy and share!

This formula has a shelf life of approximately six months. 

Other benefits of Zinc Oxide:

  • Helps treat acne
  • Treat rashes and irritations
  • Fights aging signs
  • Can help prevent bacterial infections




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Posted 03 February 2019 at 19:09 by Chi Pan

Can I use it to make zinc soap? how many grams I should put in 450g oil, thank you

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Posted 14 July 2018 at 14:10 by Tracy

I would like to increase the protectionto SPF 50. How would I do that? Thank you

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Posted 06 June 2018 at 07:22 by Beth

Hi! Can I just mix this with my regular body lotion?

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Posted 22 January 2018 at 13:05 by angela

looking for answers to the above Zinc Oxide questions…???

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Posted 19 June 2017 at 19:12 by Chrissy

Hi! Just made this. Is it normal that it’s very liquidy? Also seems to be some separation going on:/ I followed the exact instructions. Did I miss something? Thanks! Also just made the body butter. Do I put it in the fidge immediately or wait till it cools? Thanks again!!

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Posted 22 May 2017 at 15:35 by Tina Cook

Hi, can this sunscreen be whipped and if so, does it need another ingredient? Also, I would like to tint so that it is not so white. What do you recommend, mica powder, oxide powder or a pigment blend used for foundation? I am not looking for a dark color, just something that make it look more natural. I tried cocoa powder, buy just got a pink tint and not sure how much I should put in as a max amount. Thank you!

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Posted 30 April 2017 at 09:33 by Helen

How many grams is it, also if I don’t use mango butter can I use olive oil cocnut oil and zinc oxide.
Also is it non Nano? ?

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Posted 31 January 2017 at 20:55 by Kelly Batts

I just bought an expensive sunscreen and found your powder online. Can I add your powder to it and if so, how? Please help.

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