Make Your Own: Sunscreen

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Hey girls,

With it being the middle of summer and spending more and more time outdoors enjoying the warm weather; I have lately been slathering on layers and layers of sunscreen, because I tend to burn very badly within 30 minutes of being in direct contact with the sun.

Don’t you just love being outdoors, but hate being scorched and discolored in all of the wrong places!? Hello Sunscreen…!

 We’ve all heard of the dangers of using purchased chemical sunscreens and the debates on their effectiveness (they are toxic and can cause cancer), therefore I decided to make a post on how to make your own all-natural sunscreen!

So take a look below at how to make your own lovely Earth-Friendly sun protector (barrier oils and recipe listed below):

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  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil-has a natural SPF between 28 and 50.
  • Carrot Seed Oil-has an SPF between 38 and 40.
  • Wheatgerm Oil-has a natural SPF of 20.
  • Coconut, Soybean, Sesame, Macadamia, Jojoba, and Olive Oil-all have much lower SPF’s of around 4.
  • Cocoa, Mango, and Shea Butter– have low natural SPF’s.

 Recipe:

– 1 oz. oil blend

– 1 oz. beeswax 

– 1 oz. butter blend

– 1 tsp. vitamin E oil

– 25 drops essential oils (optional)

– .35 oz. zinc oxide powder/ointment (found at most pharmacies)

* This recipe is customizable *

Melt oils, beeswax, and butters on low-heat in a double boiler. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add vitamin E, zinc oxide, and essential oils now to mixture. Stir until zinc is fully dissolved. Finish by pouring your concoction into container of your choice. Allow to harden overnight.

❤ Sun Rays

How do you avoid being scorched by the sun?  Use natural sunscreen products? Comment below!

Eat More: Watermelon Seeds

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Hey girls,

It’s time for a little Q & A, so let’s get started! What’s tiny, white or black, enclosed in a moist gigantic round green hollow, rich in protein, and thrown away daily by individuals all around the world… Watermelon seeds of course (yay free slices of watermelon for the girls who guessed right, lol) !

Packing a powerful punch, seeds from watermelons contain proteins that can help regulate your blood pressure and help treat heart disease.

Full of B vitamins, minerals, and essential fats, watermelon seeds, are eaten roasted in Asia as a nutritious snack and in Nigeria within soups. They are consumed all over the world by people who know their true nutritional values.

So the next time you consume any pieces of watermelon, be sure to think  twice before discarding its healthy seeds; and no girls these little bad boys will not grow in your belly…. So go ahead and chew up (Recipe below)!

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Roasted Watermelon Seeds:

  • 1/2 c. watermelon seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Toss seeds with oil and salt. Bake on baking sheet in a 325 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

❤ Eat up

Do you eat watermelon seeds? What are your favorite types of seeds to consume? Comment below!