05/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Make Your Own Suntan Lotion

I think that we all know by this point the importance of suntan lotion. While some choose to ignore the warning, unless you've been in a cave for the past 30 years, you're likely aware of the dangers of too many rays. But suntan lotions are pricey, especially the good ones. I made my husband go to the store to buy some organic suntan lotion and when he returned he was annoyed that the cheapest one they had was a tiny bottle for $15. If you like to be in the sun and you reapply often, you're likely to run through some serious suntan lotion. If you make your own you can also control the use of synthetic ingredients and instead pick the good stuff. So why not make your own for a change and see if you prefer it to the store brands?