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DIY self-tanner for face and body – natural and homemade

Hey, folks! I come to you with another post about DIY cosmetics, this time it will be a self-tanner for the face and body . It is a natural and homemade cosmetic that we can prepare at any time from semi-finished products.

So it’s quick to make and incredibly cheap, and organic too! Much better for our sensitive skin than the chemical self-tanning agents offered on store shelves. The cream gives a rather gradual, light tan that looks very natural, not like a layer of brown dirt. It does not make unsightly streaks or stains. We can treat this cosmetic also as a natural, homemade butter for daily body skin care after bathing.

To prepare a homemade self-tanner, we will only need oils – natural solid fat, e.g. Shea butter, cocoa butter and oil with a high content of beta carotene, e.g. red unrefined palm oil and carrot oil. The recipe can of course be modified, I chose what I had to finish in my cosmetic supplies. The recipe worked very well for me and now, during the summer heat, I use it almost every day to strengthen and emphasize my light tan. So I would like to share it with you! So if you are interested in the recipe for a homemade self-tanner, check out my post.

DIY natural self-tanner

Recipe for a DIY natural self-tanner


  • 30g Shea / Cocoa Butter
  • 20 g of red unrefined palm oil
  • 30 drops of carrot oil
  • a fragrance oil, such as vanilla


Time required:  15 min ..

Recipe for a DIY natural self-tanner

  1. Preparation.We measure out the ingredients. We wash / scald the pot or the pot and the container for the ready cream.
  2. Melting.Cut a little Shea into small pieces and slowly melt over a small fire, stirring all the time. Then add palm oil and melt it in the same way. We wait until the mass has cooled down a bit, but it is still in liquid form.
  3. Mixing.Then add the carrot oil and the selected fragrance, mix thoroughly.
  4. Fridge.The mass is quickly poured into the target packaging, which, still warm, not hot, is put in the refrigerator for a few hours to let it solidify (or for an hour in the freezer).
  5. Ready!

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Homemade cosmetics, notes:

The cream should be firm even outside the refrigerator, but easy to scoop up and spread on. It should have a nice yellow color and smell.
It can also be used on the face if shea butter does not cause blackheads. The cream is not preserved, but should not deteriorate quickly.
I usually keep the stock in the fridge and a small amount in the shower.

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