1000 Flowers for the Planet - #532 Make Your Own Sunscreen
There are plenty of recipes available on the Internet for making your own sunscreen at home. Do the research for yourself and find one that suits, rather than having me dictate one to you here. But if you need a nudge as to why you should do this, then take some time to read the ingredients listed on your current sunscreen lotion. Many contain toxins, and there have even been claims that commercial sunscreens may increase your risk of skin cancer, but as I’m no scientist and maybe you aren’t either, do your own research on this matter too. I’m here to make suggestions for how we can improve the planet, and it makes sense to me that when you make your own sunscreen you can be sure of the ingredients that go into it and be fully aware of what you’re putting on your skin. Whatever the human health benefits, the benefits for the planet are the you also have the power to use metal containers, thereby keeping plastic out of your life and out of landfill. You’ll be using less resources because you’ll only make what you need. Perhaps you’ll find it a cheaper option too.