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Zinc Oxide


In the realm of DIY body and skincare, zinc oxide emerges as a versatile ingredient. Its protective, therapeutic, and sun-blocking properties make it an invaluable asset to a range of homemade products, from sunscreens to soothing creams. It is the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB reflector approved for use as a sunscreen by the Food and Drug Administration. This is because zinc oxide does not absorb into the skin when applied with a lotion. Instead it sits on top of the skin and reflects both UVA and UVB light.

Applications in DIY Body and Skincare Products:

Sunscreen: One of the most celebrated uses of zinc oxide is as a physical UV blocker. It acts as a barrier against UV rays, making it a popular ingredient in DIY sunscreens.

Diaper Rash Creams: Due to its skin-protecting and anti-inflammatory qualities, zinc oxide is a key component in many DIY diaper rash ointments. It forms a protective layer on the skin, preventing moisture from causing irritation.

Acne Treatments: Zinc oxide can be added to facial creams or spot treatments for acne-prone skin. It helps reduce oil production and soothes inflammation, aiding in the reduction of acne breakouts.

Makeup: In DIY cosmetics, such as foundation or powder, zinc oxide offers sun protection, coverage, and adherence.

Body Powders: As an alternative to talc, zinc oxide can be used in body powders to reduce chafing and moisture, keeping skin dry and comfortable.

Lotions and Creams: For daily skincare, zinc oxide can be incorporated into lotions or creams to provide a mild sun protection factor (SPF) and to take advantage of its skin-soothing properties.

As with all skincare products and ingredients, it's essential to listen to your body and consult with a trusted healthcare professional, especially if you have specific health concerns or conditions.

✩ All online orders are packed in sanitized & upcycled containers. This allows us to keep costs down while still providing you with quality products! If you prefer a new container, please add one to your order and email us letting us know to fill your new bottle with the proper product.

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