More Options for Natural Sunscreens

Read the original Natural Sunscreen here.

Looking for a powder option?  Don’t have time to make your own liquid sunscreen?  You’ve come to the right place!

Powder Sunscreen Recipe

This recipe is easy to make and easy to use.  It requires just a few simple ingredients.  I highly recommend using only organic ingredients.

  • Arrowroot Powder
  • Cacao Powder
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Zinc Oxide Powder (NON-nano only)
  • Vitamin E Oil – 4-5 drops in any recipe to help preserve it

Combine in a spice grinder to get them all blended, the vitamin E incorporated, and the color to your needs.  The different ingredients can added in varying ratios to get the perfect shade!  Be sure to store your new sunscreen in an airtight container.

Here are some general guidelines for different shades.  Feel free to experiment to find the best match for your skin tone.

  • Light
  1. 1 tbsp Zinc
  2. 4 tbsp Arrowroot
  3. 1/2 tsp Cacao
  4. 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • Medium Powder
  1. 1 tbsp Zinc
  2. 3 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  3. 1.5 tbsp Cacao Powder
  4. ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • Dark Powder
  1. 1 tbsp Zinc
  2. 2 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  3. 2.5 tbsp Cacao Powder
  4. ¼ tsp Cinnamon


Commercial Brands

I have used several of these personally and have looked at the EWG about each and am comfortable recommending them.


Note: Everything here is for information only. This is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Seek a qualified medical professional.