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A homemade sunscreen can be a good alternative to the chemical based store bought lotions, but it is important to remember that they are not all created equal. Now, because the FDA has very strict regulations on SPF claims, most homemade sunscreens will not state the SPF value. If you make and sell an All Natural Sunscreen, it is important to never make claims on what the SPF value is.

The ingredients used to make my Homemade Sunscreen With Beef Tallow Recipe all have their own SPF ratings, but it is important to remember that when adding these ingredients together that 1+1 will not always equal 2 on a SPF scale. I use a Non Nano Zinc oxide in my recipe which is generally a 6-11 SPF. The more you add to your recipe, the little extra you can get on protection.

homemade Sunscreen Recipe

The base of my recipe is Beef Tallow that is from cattle grown on our property. We also add in a few other oils that have a good amount of SPF as well.

When it comes to fragrance, it is important to choose an essential oil that is not photo-toxic, these particular oils can cause sun burns.

These oils include, but are not limited to:

  • Grapefruit
  • Bergamot
  • Bitter Orange
  • Fig Leaf
  • Lemon Vebena
  • Cold Pressed Lime

I like to add Raspberry Seed Oil because it protects agains UVA & UVB rays. It generally has a rating between 28 and 50 for UVA and up tp 8 for UVB. We also add Carrot Seed Oil not only for its natural SPF but because of its antioxidants as well. Carrot Seed Oil rates around 35 to 40 SPF.

Now to make this Homemade Sunscreen Recipe with Beef Tallow you will need the following:

Be sure to check out the YouTube Video below to see how I make this Homemade Sunscreen With Beef Tallow Recipe!