Disclaimer: I received one or more products used in this post at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I love making homemade products – everything from salves to beauty products to cleaning products. Let’s face it, homemade means using simple ingredients I can pronounce and these products are better in so many other ways. This is why when I was offered a chance to try La Lune Zinc Oxide Powder I accepted. I was excited that the #lalunenaturals product also came with an ebook that contained 10 recipes on how to use the product. That was so helpful! I decided to make the Homemade Lavender Rash Cream in their recipe book because I often get a rash on my hands and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. Here is how I did it.
It helps to pre-measure your ingredients. Beeswax (or at least mine) is hard. I used a sharp knife that I heated up with my Culinary Torch to cut the beeswax up. I’d love to hear other ways that some of you have accomplished getting your beeswax cut up. Mine was a very large block. I weighed the beeswax on my scale instead of trying to measure 1/8 cup (1 ounce). I measured the 2/3 cup coconut oil in a measuring cup, then I added both ingredients to my half-pint canning jar and set that in a pan of water .
I then turned the stove on and began boiling the water . You can use a double boiler but I felt like doing it in the canning jar would mean less waste. Once my beeswax and coconut oil were liquid, I stirred them well to combine them. I then added 1 tablespoon of La Lune Zinc Oxide Powder and stirred it up well. You have to make sure there are no clumps in the mixture. You can use a stick blender or hand mixer but I just used a spoon.
Allow the mixture to cool just slightly then add in 1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil and stir again. Set the jar aside to cool. It will harden at this point.
Be sure to label the jar and use a plastic lid to seal the jar. Use it as needed.
So what did I think of the La Lune Zinc Oxide Powder? It melted very nicely when I added it to the hot oils. I had no issues with it clumping. I did end up with some powder in the bottom of the jar and remelted everything to try to solve that issue but it seems this is normal. Possibly if I had whipped the mixture it would have incorporated better.
I love that the La Lune Zinc Oxide powder has not broken out my skin and I do have sensitive skin. It was soft and powdery in the container which is why it mixed together so well with the oils. The product was well packaged and arrived quickly after I placed my order. If you are making your own sunscreens, deodorants, rash creams including diaper rash creams, I recommend you buy this product. It is simply wonderful!