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Henry Happened writes:

It’s summer, and we all know we should be wearing sunscreen every day. It’s easy to forget to slather on, I know, but you don’t want to end up looking like a leather saddle by the end of summer. This SPF coconut body oil uses the natural sunscreen protection in oil and extracts to combine moisturizer and sunscreen in one step. Add your favorite essential oils and you can skip the perfume, too!

Body oil is especially nice to use in the summer. Apply after you shower and it quickly absorbs into the skin without feeling heavy or cakey like lotion. To make a moisturizing body oil, start with a base of coconut or almond oil (SPF of between 5-8) and add in avocado oil (natural SPF of 15). This body oil gives you basic summer protection, nice when wearing tank tops and shorts, but shouldn’t be used in place of sunscreen.

To bump up your body oil SPF, add red raspberry seed oil or carrot seed oilBoth have naturally very high SPFs because the vitamin A, vitamin E and fatty acids they contain are at just the right balance to protect against UV rays. Red raspberry seed oil has a natural SPF of around 30 and carrot seed oil provides SPF 40 protection.

Find the SPF Coconut Body Oil recipe here.