Easy DIY Sunless Tanning

sunless tanning

Sunless Tanning

Sun-Kissed Skin Without the Sun: This easy DIY sunless tanning bronzer recipe that will give you a bronzed glow to your skin with natural ingredients your skin will love.

Summer is approaching, so make sure you wear this easy diy sunless tanning bronzer before you go out in your summer attire.

Skip the store-bought, chemical-laden body bronzer, and opt for a all natural alternative.

Why are Sunless Tanning Bronzers Harmful?

As the weather warms, we are anxious to bring out the cute summer outfits and show off our New Year’s resolution toned body. You think to yourself as you’re putting on that new summer dress and sandles, how much better it would look if you had a tan already.

So, you run to the store and purchase a bottle of tanning bronzer, slather all over your body and now your set to start enjoying the summer day with friends and family.

There is one problem with that! The chemicals in the tanning bronzer can cause health concerns.

The most popular chemicals in sunscreen and self-tanning lotions are DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) and Parabens.

DHA: Research documents how DHA in sunless tanning products has been linked to metabolic imbalance and cellular stress when absorbed through the skin.

Parabens: Are commonly used as an artificial preservative in cosmetic beauty products, hair care, and sunless tanning products. The degradable materials in these products are enhanced by this preservative, thus prolonging the product’s shelf life. According to research, parabens have been linked to estrogenic activity, alter hormone balance, and increase cancer risk. 

That is just two of the active chemicals mentioned in self tanning products. There are others, such as synthetic fragrances and Propylene Glycol. But, we will cover the two most widely used in sunless tanning.

Sunless Tanning Alternative

We all know that too much sun can cause sun damage to our skin, excelerate wrinkles, and may cause skin cancer. Then, by adding toxic ingredients to your skin excelerates the probability of health concerns.

By limiting your sun exposure, and using a DIY easy sunless tanning spray with all natural skin loving ingredients, your body will thank you., and your health won’t be comprised.

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DIY Sunless Tanning

Without further adew, here are the ingredients of the diy sunless tanning bronzer. Side note, here is a recipe for diy toxic-free deodorant.


Certified Organic Essential Oils

  • 4 oz Amber glass spray bottle (Amazon) Amber glass will diffuse sunlight and keeps the oils fresh longer.
  • 1 tsp. Bronze mica powder
  • 1/4 cup Fractonated coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado oil
  • 10 drops Pomegranate essential oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Carrot seed oil
  • 5 drops Coconut essential oil (optional) The smell of coconut reminds me of sun bathing.

Ingredients Function:

  • Bronze mica powder: Mica is a natural mineral dust used in cosmetics. It will give your skin the appearance of a golden tan.
  • Fractionated Coconut oil: Although this type of coconut oil has been more refined than the kind you buy in a jar, it still has the amazing skin moisturizing benefits.
  • Avocado Oil: A good source of vitamin E that moisturizes the skin, absorbs easily, an antioxidant, and relieves sunburn symptoms. Also, avocado is high in UV-protectant carotenoids which acts as a natural sunscreen.
  • Pomegranate essential oil: Studies shows that pomegranate oil can be used as a natural sunscreen. It improves cell turnover and regeneration.
  • Carrot Seed Oil: Is anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory. Is widely used in cosmetics for it anti-aging effects.
  • Coconut Essential Oil: It smells like a Pina Colata at the beach.


Put all the ingredients in a 4 oz. glass spray bottle, tighten the lid and roll the bottle between your palms to mix thoroughly. Note: Since mica can settle, it’s best to mix before applying. Finally, enjoy your new, all natural, easy DIY sunless tanning!

Caution on Sunless Tanning

Since some of the oils used in the sunless tanning bronzer are non-phototoxic, it does not mean you cannot get a sunburn. Be cautious about the time you spend in the sun. Check all ingredients before use to make sure you don’t have a sensitivity to them.