I read in a book about making your own sun tan lotion. We all know how expensive it can be to purchase at the store. I was wondering if anyone knows the recipe for it? Is it really safe to use, or am I better off paying for it at the store? Thank you so much!
By Jaci from MO
I would be careful, though. Your health is not something to skimp on!
I use baby oil and water, works great except there is no spf, use at your own risk.
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I tried this the other day it works really good. I wanted to test on myself before I used it on the kids.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
This may feel good after sun, but is NOT useful as a sunscreen!
I was thinking the same thing - are there ingredients in here that have SPF and actually protect from the sun? Or is it meant more for an after-sun lotion?
This may be very good for your skin, but it will not protect against sunburn, unless there is some zinc in the diaper rash cream. That may have some SPF value.
Actually, if you check out this article, it says that coconut oil has an SPF of 4-10.
I'd think the ingredients in this recipe would cost more to use than just buying a bottle of sunscreen. Diaper cream can be expensive! And it leaves a sticky white residue behind. But more than that, there's no way of telling how much sun protection this actually gives. It might make a nice lotion for the skin but I wouldn't risk getting burned with it. There are sunblocks available to buy that have fewer chemicals in them if that's a concern.