Ready for a super simple and awesome homemade bronzer? This one of the easiest recipes that you will find in my book, Toxic Free, 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. I mean, check out this ingredient list of one brand:
Mica, Talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, magnesium stearate, phenocyethanol, coconut oil, caprylyl clycol, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Iron oxides, titanium dioxide…
Minus the coconut oil and the aloe there’s a whole lot of stuff I DON’T want on my face.
And 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.
All Natural Homemade Bronzer
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!
Want more great all natural recipes? Check out my book Toxic Free for 70 recipes for home and personal care.
What do you think? Want to give it a try?