A fun DIY beauty project for everybody – even if you hate DIY. (My go-to self tanner alternative) As cruelty-free, non-toxic and palm-oil-free as you make it.
Initially this simple recipe was to be part of my RANT ABOUT SELF TANNERS – but I felt it was too much for one post. Now, together with this review of my favourite face bronzing powder, I’m actually shooting three posts on one day – which is a premiere here 😀
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
You’ll need an oil of your choice.
Tip: I used food-grade, fair trade organic coconut and argan oil and Blyss virgin single bean cocoa butter (Blyss Chocolate). I’ve also added shimmer to a store-bought carrot oil by Melvita.
You only need a teaspoon for face and shoulders, and maybe a tablespoon for the body oil.
You’ll need mineral shimmer pigments of your choice, golden, bronze, pink or white, whatever you like – the cleanest you can find (talc-free etc.).
Tip: great bronze and copper shades are to be found in pure mineral eye shadow ranges! You’ll need just a few pinches – it’s an oil, not a paste.
1, 2, 3 – READY!
On a warm summer day you won’t need to melt coconut oil, but you’ll need a bain-marie for cocoa butter. Don’t roast it, though – gently warm it until it’s a golden liquid. I found coconut oil to be the greasiest option; argan oil was the finer pick; and cocoa butter feels soft and silky, not oily at all on the skin.
Then add shimmer pigment and stir – voila, you’re ready! Addictive, isn’t it? 😉
That’s it for today 😉