Here is what I used:
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Cup Shea Butter
- 1 Cup Beeswax
- 3 Tablespoons Zinc Oxide
- 1 Tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
Combine Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax in a double boiler.
Once melted the mixture will become transparent.
Remove the mixture from the heat and add the Zinc Oxide and Vitamin E Oil.
While still warm, pour the mixture into your chosen mold. You'll notice the two bars in the middle right have some "clump-age". The bottom of the mixture started to cool by the time I used it so I just sort of plopped it on top. I then placed the mold into the refrigerator, which isn't necessary but I was in a rush.
Once the bars are solid, I popped them out and stored them in a plastic baggie in the fridge. This recipe will make 12 bars and is approximately equal to 30 SPF.
We brought them to the beach and they were a success. I would put one a day in a baggie in the cooler. It will start to melt as you rub it into your skin and it feels really good. Matt likes to bake in the sun and commented that he felt cooler because the lotion made his sweat bead up on his skin instead of dripping off. His sister and I thought it made him look a bit like Edward in the sun.
Except Matt has better color. ;)