I’m pasty…like super white unless I tan. I even own my own tanning bed, but it lives in the garage and I never end up making my way out there, at least not on a regular basis. Last year I found an awesome body lotion with just a hint of bronzer which was perfect for just a hint of color when I needed it. Sadly, it was a limited edition product and I have not been able to find it again. Par for the course right? You find an awesome product, decide it’s your favorite thing ever, and BAM! off the market.
After searching several stores and the internet for something similar I was left unsatisfied with my options so being a gal that doesn’t like to take no for an answer, I decided to make my own. You may remember the awesome body butter I made a while back (if not you can). What I did was take that recipe, and adapt it just slightly and just like that I have my own homemade bronzing body butter and it works and smells amazing (just like chocolate).
Bronzing Body Butter Recipe
1/4 cup Shea Butter
1/4 cup Cocoa Butter
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 tbsp Gold Mica Powder (for shimmer)
*20 Drops Coconut Essentials Oil (optional)
Melt the Shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil down into a liquid. I usually melt mine down in my stainless mixer bowl so I can just transfer the entire bowl to the mixer when I’m ready.
Once the butters/oils are melted down add cocoa, mica powder and essential oils if you choose to use them. Mix together and place bowl in refrigerator to firm up (about 30-45 minutes).
Once firm use mixer to whip and transfer into container of your choice. You can apply daily or just when you want a little touch of sun-kissed color.
It’s really super easy and takes about an hour total to make. It would also make an awesome personalized gift (think Mother’s Day!!).
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