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Mixing zinc oxide powder with coconut oil and aloe vera...?
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Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:13 pm      Reply with quote
Is that a good idea?

Will the oil and gel diminish the white cast?

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Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:46 pm      Reply with quote
If you use micronised zinc oxide and not more than about 20% you shouldn't have a white cast. If you want more protection you would probably be best adding titanium dioxide. If you are going to mix an oil based and a water based substance you will need to use an emulsifier and perhaps a preservative. Have you thought about adapting a tried-and-tested DIY recipe?

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Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:44 pm      Reply with quote
I make my own SS. I add about 15 grams of zinc to 60ml of cream. It was a little white so I hadded some HA serum and that took care of it. There are some DIY recipes for zinc ss. Some of them are just adding zinc oxide to a base cream/lotion. Your base lotion can be something like cetaphil or whatever. I make my own. I use the french process zinc powder. Its very fine particles like flour. Whatever you use be careful not to breath it in. Wear a mask when mixing.

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