With so many sunscreens out there, why make your own? check out the list of commonly found ingedients in sunscreen that causes cancer after the read more link
- 8oz oil (olive, sunflower, jojoba, or soybean)
- 1oz emulsifing wax
- Sunblocking agent (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) – available online
- Essential oils of your choice (optional)
Go to Instructables for complete instructions. Good luck – and of course care should be taken with this DIY to make sure your skin is properly protected.
- TEA, DEA, MEA (tri-, di- and mono- ethaloamines) can cause liver and kidney cancer. It’s also corrosive to eyes, and causes allergic reactions on the skin.
- Formaldehyde is carcinogenic. It’s strongly irritant to the eyes and throat, and causes irritant and allergic dermatitis.
- Diazolidinyl and imidazolidinyl urea (Germall 115) may release formaldehid, so it’s irritant and carcinogenic.
- Most of FD&C color pigments are carcinogenic (according to animal studies). They also contain heavy metals that may cause skin sensitivity.
- The following nitrosating agents were proven to cause cancer in laboratory animals:
- Cocoyl sarcosine
- Hydrolysed animal protein
- Lauryl sarcosine
- Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, etc
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), ammonium laureth sulfate (ALES)
- Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate
- Lanolin is obtained from the wool, so it’s often contaminated with chemicals used on sheep (pesticides).
- Mineral oil can be contaminated with PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) that cause cancer.
- Talc, routinely used in genital area increases the risk for ovarian cancer.