Zinc Oxide is a white powder with wonderful astringent properties. It is often used in lotions and creams meant for outdoor use and has a offers soothing effect when used in skin care preparations. It is uncoated and is an inert ingredient, often used to thicken lotions and creams.
INCI: Zinc Oxide
Mesh Size: Zinc Oxide is non-nano with a mesh size of 325 nm.
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Rating: LOVE this product!
I have been using this to make homemade sunscreen, along with New Directions Aromatics Shea Organic Butter, Carrot Seed Essential Oil and a few drops of their Vanilla Fragrant Oil (just because my kids think the carrots seed oil smells too 'earthy') It has the nicest consistency and smells divine! BEST part, it works amazing on my very sun sensitive kids. Thank-you!!
Rating: This zinc is beautiful to work with, I have made a multitude of sunscreens already this year and everyone loves it! Not too heavy or thick when used for an SPF of 25 or lower.
By:Kelly, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-May-2013
Rating: I use this in my diaper rash lotion bars, it's very easy to work with, does the job and is easy to store. Plus it's a great value compared to any other site you can order from.
By:Christie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Dec-2013
Rating: Love that this in non-nano, as so many of the zinc oxides are nano and I do not wish to use that as it may be absorb by the skin. Great price!
By:Elvira, Oakville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Feb-2012
Rating: Great for making my diaper cream babies rash is always gone within a day or two
By:Danielle, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013
Rating: I have used this in my homemade sunscreen, but I am yet to be satisfied with my knowledge and technique for lotion making. I am still a student with this Do It Myself idea- but I have been greatly successful with making lip balms. So, I tried it in my new "Lip Shield- Protect & Repair Balm", and it is my favourite of all my lip balm line up. I want to try it in my deodorant. I think it will be the perfect finishing touch! ;)
Rating: I used this ZO in my sunscreen recipe but I have yet to test it under intense UV conditions. I have pale skin but it still leaves a pretty obvious white residue (at least its a non-nano kind) so my next experiment will be to mix it with iron oxides to try to make it match my skin tone.
Anyway, this thing is quite versatile and goes a long way - I've even tried it in my deodorant recipe, not sure how much it contributes to the effectiveness, though.
On top of that, it's cheap and it's made in Canada (At least the batch I received) :)
Rating: Great for baby care products and sunscreen lotions.
By:Susan, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2010
Rating: I use this in my mineral foundations and eye shadows! Has the nice smell that offers reassurance of a sunscreen scent.
Great stuff, goes a long ways!
By:Leeann, Grand Valley, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-May-2008
Rating: An awesome ingredient in baby-safe sun screens, and effective at 7 to 20%.
By:Tracey, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007
Rating: Thank you, thank you, thank you NDA for offering Zinc Oxide at such an affordable price! I am planning to use this in conjunction with Titanium Dioxide and other natural ingredients in my natural sunscreen. No nasty parabens or chemicals in my skin care! Too bad NDA doesn't stock Titanium Dioxide... I have to buy mine from another e-store...
By:Christine, Burnaby, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Nov-2008
Rating: Since I have buy this product I use it in every lotions and creams I made. Effect is indisputable and adicted;)
Rating: From the day I purchased it, I used it every day, day and night, both as natural sun protection and as natural foundation, too. It blends so naturally with my lotion that it brightens my skin tone yet doesn't make it look too white.
So functional, easy to use and so affodable, I love it!
By:Sophie, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jun-2008
Rating: I have been using this zinc oxide for years and find it to be a consistently reliable ingredient. It blends well in lotions and because it is micronized, doesn't leave a white residue on the skin. It's great!
By:Heather, Ottawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2005
Rating: This natural product is wonderful when added to your creams or lotions to make a UV protecting product. The zinc oxide dissolves easily in either warm oil or warm water or hydrosols. Depending on quantity added to your products the amount of protection will vary.
By:Trudy, Warkworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jun-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).