Ready for a super simple and awesome homemade bronzer? This one of the easiest recipes that you will find in my book, All Natural Living, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not cool. Using only natural ingredients that you probably already have on hand, you can create your own homemade bronzer that’s the perfect shade for you.
Why homemade bronzer?
Well, like so many other commercial beauty products, store-bought bronzer is usually full of stuff that I don’t want to put on my skin. Plus….
Homemade bronzer is SO EASY!!!
Sorry, didn’t mean to yell… but seriously. There’s no need for all this toxic stuff. Not when you can have a sun-kissed glow in a couple of minutes.
If you rather buy an amazing bronzer (that’s nontoxic and safe):
While the European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting more than 1,300 ingredients, the Unites States has banned only 11. Eleven, folks.
What does that mean? It means that there are more than 10,000 chemicals found in personal care and beauty products. Only 10% of those products even have safety data. And some ingredients that we KNOW are bad are still being used in the stuff you use every day.
And you can’t trust labeling. Things like “all natural” and “preservative free” don’t hold a lot of weight in the US. You’ve got to dig deep to really find out what’s in those products you are buying.
Still, I get that some people don’t want to make everything. In fact, this busy mom has had to put more research into finding quality products and companies I trust because time in precious.
So, if you rather buy a brozner – and really know what’s going on in your body, I’d check out Beautycounter. You can find their incredible bronzer here. It has an EWG Skin Deep rating of 1. Which is ah-mazing.
Beautycounter is on a mission to get safer cosmetics and products into every home. I fully support their work and their products. Learn more about Beautycounter’s mission here. Seriously, they are superheroes in my book.
Okay, back to the homemade bronzer. Ready?
All Natural Homemade Bronzer Recipe
1 Tbs. cinnamon powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder
2 tsp arrowroot powder (like this)
15 drops lavender or rosemary essential oil (learn how to get my favorite essential oils at wholesale prices here.)
*If you prefer a loose powder, leave out the essential oils.
1. Adjust the levels of ingredients to your shade and mix well in a small bowl, and break up any clumps until it’s smooth. Place the powder in a clean, empty compact and pack it in firmly. (Find empty compacts here.)
A few tips on the color:
Cinnamon provides glow.
Cocoa gives depth and darkness .
Nutmeg will give a sun-kissed brown.
Cornstarch spreads it all out and lightens it.
Essential oil keeps it together and thickens it.
Oh yeah… and it makes your face smell awesome!
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What do you think? Want to give homemade bronzer a try?