DIY Summer Lotion

I am so excited to have a Summer Lotion that keeps my red headed fair skinned babies safe during the summer — and even better — doesn’t cause hives on my babies like the store brands.  A friend shared her Summer Lotion with me one day at a playground and I got to test it out before making my own!! You may also want to test anything on yourself before putting it on your babies and sending them into the sun!

 DIY summer lotion


I ordered most of these ingredients from

-1 ounce Sesame Oil
-1 ounce beeswax (adds waterproof properties)
-1 ounce mango butter (from!)
-1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
-0.36 ounces zinc oxide powder (also from Amazon!)
-30 drops Young Living Carrot Seed Essential Oil
– 15 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil


1. In a double boiler, over low heat, melt the oils, beeswax, and butter. (I don’t have a double boiler so I made my own! Be careful!)

2. Remove from the burner and add the vitamin E oil, zinc oxide powder, and essential oils. Note: Wear a mask when working with zinc oxide. (Although it has not been proven harmful when used topically, inhaling the substance can be dangerous.) Stir until mixed well.

3. Pour into a push-up dispenser (I repurposed a lip balm tube and poured the rest into a little container).  This recipe will be very thick – it is perfect or repurposing deodorant tubes too!

4. Allow to cool and harden then you’re ready to try it! When we are outside, I apply this every 30-40 minutes. But that is just me! It is great in the pool but I’d rather over-apply than regret not putting more on the kiddos!

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