Please note that this suncream is not waterproof.


  • 3 Tbsp unrefined shea butter
  • 6 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp zinc oxide
  • 1 tsp Orange fragrance essential oil (optional – or use your preferred fragrance)

Spoon 3 Tbsp of shea butter into a medium bowl. Add 6 Tbsp of coconut oil (liquid form) and whip the two ingredients together using a wire whisk or fork. Add 1.5 Tbsp of zinc oxide powder and about 6-8 drops of Orange fragrance to the mixture and mix well. You can get zinc oxide from any good pharmacy that has a dispensary where they make medicines on site.

Pour the mixture into a plastic container with lid or an old suncream bottle. Store the unused portion in a cool cupboard.

Note: Zinc oxide is a natural “physical” sun-blocking agent as it filters out UVA/UVB rays). Many creams use titanium dioxide which still has huge questions about whether it may have links to cancer. The quantity of zinc oxide is suggested at 15% of total mixture in line with Australian Pharmaceutical guidelines.

Important note: This suncream is not yet fully waterproof so please use accordingly and carefully and as always do your own research on these ingredients and their effectiveness. Furthermore, sunburn can cause cancer and you should not just be sceptical about the ingredients of certain products but also be sceptical about the effectiveness of all products – INCLUDING THIS ONE! Please test it and trail it carefully and let us know your feedback and impressions.

You may also wish to start researching the link between suncream and cancer. There is a school of thought that turning off the skins ability to burn allows certain rays to pass through into tissue and muscle. This website makes no comment on this complex issue except to note the correlation that the highest suncream using countries in the world also have the greatest skin cancer incidence. This deserves more research by our governments and health authorities.

The best protection is shade.




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