DIY Bronzer for a Natural Sun-Kissed Glow
Did you know that companies are not required by law to release the ingredients that they use in their products?
Cosmetic companies are able to sell their products without FDA approval. There are no laws in place that require specific testing of makeup to evaluate the product’s safety prior to releasing it on the market. Therefore, we can’t be sure of what chemicals are in our makeup. By learning how to make your own DIY Bronzer, you are taking your health into your own hands!
Not only is the DIY bronzer 100% natural, but it smells delicious and is 100% eco-friendly, too!
Eco-friendly products that are as great for the environment as they are for your skin have been a recent trend in the community of beauty-fanatics. When a product is derived from natural ingredients and synthesized using natural botanicals and oils (as opposed to lab-made chemicals), we can feel comfortable putting it on our skin, as the cosmetic is deemed as safe and non-toxic. Through using natural make-up products, we can rest assured that we will not cause ourselves any adverse reactions, skin sensitivities or skin problems, which are often associated with the use synthetic ingredients.
The summer is approaching, which means that using bronzer to enhance sun-kissed skin will become a daily habit. Learn how to make your own by following the recipe below!
DIY Bronzer Recipe
- Cinnamon powder (teaspoon)
- Nutmeg powder (teaspoon)
- Cocoa powder (teaspoon)
- Cornstarch (teaspoon)
- Coconut oil (optional – use only if you want to make a cream/liquid bronzer)
- Old blush or bronzer container
We are starting out with equal parts of each ingredient, but each individual bronzer must be tailored to your skin shade. Come up with the perfect shade by manipulating the ingredients.
- Disinfect your old blush or bronzer container or palette by cleaning it with isopropyl alcohol.
- Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and gently mix until a homogeneous consistency is reached.
- Evaluate the shade of the bronzer. Think about what shade of bronzer you want to achieve: for a more ashy-brown bronzer (perfect for contouring), add some more cocoa. For a glow-y shade of bronzer (perfect for bronzing up the whole face and the body), add more cinnamon. Nutmeg will add a soft shade of sun-kissed brown to your bronzer. Cornstarch is the binding agent, so if the powders begin separating (you have a hard time mixing them together uniformly), sprinkle in some more cornstarch.
- When you feel like you achieved the perfect shade, press the powder into the empty container (the back of a spoon works great for this) and voila! You have made your very own make-up product!
To turn your powdered mixture into a soft, creamy bronzer or a smooth liquid bronzer:
- Add melted coconut oil into the mix. You can melt coconut oil by placing it in the microwave for one minute. The more coconut oil you add, the more liquid-y the consistency will be. For a cream bronzer, add only a little bit of coconut oil and press the mixture into the container. For a liquid consistency, add more coconut oil.