Tanning Without Toxins


It’s beach time, and that means sun, sea and sand. Unless you want to spend the summer in the shade, it also means that you can build up a lovely healthy golden tan to get that beach babe feel. All very well you say, but how can I find sun protection, or a tan enhancer with chemicals? It’s simple – just make your own.

With natural SPF, these easy-to-prepare lotions should see you through the summer – glow on!

This tanning oil recipe uses oils that are naturally sun-protective:

1/4 cup Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil

1/2 teaspoon Raspberry Seed Oil

1/2 teaspoon Carrot Seed Oil

10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

1 tsp Bronze Mica Powder (if you want to really shimmer)

Mix all oils and mica powder (if using) and store in a dark-colored glass container. If you decide to substitute coconut oil for the olive oil, store in a jar instead, as it won’t work with a pump.

Green Tea Tanning Oil

¼ Cup Coconut Oil

2 Teaspoons Walnut Oil

½ Cup Brewed Green Tea

Combine oils and slowly add green tea. The green tea works as a powerful antioxidant that will neutralize UV radiation and is also great for skin. Store this tanning oil in a dark, airtight container.

Patchouli Tanning Oil

2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

2 Teaspoons Avocado Oil

2 Teaspoons Walnut Oil

2 Teaspoons Wheat Germ Oil

5 Drops Calendula Oil

5-10 Drops Patchouli Essential Oil

Mix all oils together until well combined and add patchouli oil. Store in a dark, air-tight container. This homemade tanning oil is a must for those who are prone to dry skin.

Don’t forget to check with a dermatologist if you are unsure about any of these ingredients or want to know if these recipes are specifically good for your skin.

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