Sunscreen Recipe

Ingredients

75ml sesame oil

15gm beeswax

45gm coconut oil or cocoa butter

120ml water

2Tbs zinc oxide (from chemist)

1 Tbs wheat germ oil

1 tsp citric acid (from supermarket baking aisle)

20 drops lavender oil

Instructions

1.In a double boiler (or put a bowl over simmering water in a saucepan) melt the oils and the beeswax together. Take off the heat and add the water, mixing with an electric mixer until thick and creamy. Then add the zinc oxide, wheatgerm oil, and citric acid. Stir, then add the lavender oil. Over time this will start leaching water – just drain it off.

Mihi Henry-Hatcher