AM Cream With Sun Protection

When it comes to face creams I am a bit hesitant to try just anything. As someone that had very bad acne in high school, I still fear having it return and having to play a layer of foundation to cover up pimples. I have been using this cream for well over a year and my skin still feels amazing and no breakouts.


It is super easy to make and a little really goes a long way. By including zinc oxide also adds some form of sun protection. But if you are going to be at the beach or in the sun the entire day, I would recommend applying more sun cream throughout the day.

In order to make this recipe, you are either going to use a microwave or stovetop to melt your ingredients as well as a blender to whip it afterwards.



  • 75g shea butter 
  • 75g coconut oil 
  • 50g jojoba oil 
  • 20g evening primrose oil 
  • 10 g zinc oxide 
  • 30 drops of essential oil ( I love to use ylang ylang) 


  • Combine shea butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in a glass bowl and heat it (oven, microwave, double boiler) until all the ingredients and melted.  
  • Remove your bowl from the heat and the remaining ingredients and mix it well. 
  • Wait until the bowl has cooled a little (10-20 minute). Give the mixture a good stir and place in the fridge for 4-5 hours to give it time to almost solidify.  
  • Once it feels firm when you touch it, remove it from the fridge and give it a whip with a hand or electric mixer. This will give it a fluffy white texture.
  • Your face cream is now ready to be transferred into a glass container of your choice and ready to be used every morning. Start by only using a little as it can look very oily, a little really goes a long way. 

About the author, Mariska

Hi and welcome! My name is Mariska. I am originally from South Africa, but now call the world my home. I am an artist, designer, environmentalist, podcast host and speaker.

I started the Mama Earth Talk podcast in 2018 to share some of the things that I learned about just how easy it can be to reduce your impact on the environment. This then quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing things that many people are doing to make the planet better, and further into a source of hope and inspiration for many. A few of the amazing guests include Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, Claude Silver, Kathryn Kellogg and zero waste chef Max La Manna.

If you do not already I urge you to follow me and my journey on social media (@designbymariska), and to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot your own waste using the handy tips I post!

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