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Au Naturel Living

Au Naturel Living

Three-ingredient Sunscreen Recipe

Tin of homemade sunscreen made with your favorite lotion, zinc oxide powder, and distilled water if needed. www.chibeingchi.com



Here is a no-nonsense, quick, and natural sunscreen that takes ten minutes to make once you gathered the ingredients. Purveyor of Zinc Oxide's guideline is using 2 oz to 8 oz of lotion for 20 SPF sunscreen.


  1. 8 oz of lotion you love
  2. 2 oz of zinc oxide
  3. Distilled Water (Optional & As needed)
  • I bought bulk Alba Very Emollient Original lotion at the local Co-Op. It has a slight pleasant scent. Alternatively, there is an unscented option so you could add your own essential oil
  • Add zinc oxide, purchased online, and mix very well to get all the lumps out. Use an electric hand held blender if you have one
  • Slowly add a very small amount, by half-teaspoonfuls, of distilled water for desired consistency. Optional.
  • Store in new tin or tube and it's ready for use. Use a small amount and be sure to thoroughly, quickly, and evenly rub in the lotion and avoid the eyes area
  • Stay cool and try this app called Plume to get a head's up of your area's air quality report: https://plumelabs.com

Three-ingredient Toothpaste Recipe

Three ingredients toothpaste. www.chibeingchi.com

Three-ingredients Toothpaste Recipe

  • 3/4 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 20 drops of Peppermint 
  • Finely ground sea salt, optional

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Small Scooping Spatula (Transfer paste to jar)

Mix well and store in a Mason jar. Have a small spoon handy for use. I love this refreshing homemade toothpaste!

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