Hi. I’m Dr. Carolee Johnson with Quantum Techniques. Today I would like to show you how to make a natural sunscreen that’s about an SPF 20. It’s that time of year when we’re going to be out in the sun and getting sunburned. The sunscreens that are out there have so many chemicals and toxic substances and once you put them on your skin they are in your bloodstream in 20 seconds. A lot of people don’t test good for that type of sunscreen because the chemicals that are involved. It will test bad as a contactant and so if we’re going to go and play out in the sun then we need to have something safe.
Previously I created a video about how to make a natural lotion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9knA6oHv4A) that uses 1/4 cup of olive oil, and I like the Kirkland Organic. You want to make sure that your olive oil is pure olive oil and it’s not cut with some cheaper oil that doesn’t test good for your skin. Olive oil is a nutritive and it goes into the skin and actually helps to feed and heal the skin. In addition, I use wheat germ oil because of the natural vitamin E content, so I use a 1/4 cup of it, and then I include a 1/4 cup of fresh raw aloe vera leaf right from the plant. I’ll just cut that up and dig that gel out of there. So what you come up with when you blend those ingredients together is a mayonnaise-type substance. This is the only lotion that I use on my skin after a bath or anytime. Then to make it into a sunscreen I add a 1/4 cup of non-nano zinc oxide which is pharmaceutical grade.
I stir all of the ingredients together and it’s really simple – I have the lotion made! Then I just put that into a covered jar and store it in the fridge. This sunscreen needs refrigeration because it uses fresh oil, which tends to oxidize in light and in heat, and the aloe vera should also be refrigerated.
One thing that I want to point out is, I’ve been to the beaches on Maui and some other islands and on just about every beach you’ll see a sign that says don’t use sunscreen if you’re going to go into the water because it kills the marine life. They know how toxic sunscreen is because it actually has an effect on the environment and kills the marine life in the ocean. If you were to take a couple of tablespoons of sunscreen and stir that into your saltwater fish tank those fish aren’t going to survive. The same effect occurs with a lot of people slathering on hands full of sunscreen and then going into the ocean. We know that those substances, those chemicals, are toxic. For that reason alone we should want to create our own sunscreen that has natural elements, including natural zinc oxide, which is healing to the skin, and use it instead of the chemical-laden sunscreens marketed to the masses. This natural sunscreen has an SPF 20 and it does work. I hope that that helps you through the summer and have a great day!
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