Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe
While gorgeous, sun-kissed skin is sought after by so many of us, it can be dangerous trying to get your skin the perfect color. If you frequent tanning beds or lay out in the sun for too long, then you’re putting your skin at a higher risk of skin cancer. This is due to the excess exposure to the UV light, which is why too much sun can actually become a bad thing. Plus, there are some people that just can’t ever tan. Personally, I fall into this category. No matter how much sun I get, I never can tan. My skin goes from pale, sunburnt, and right back to pale. So frustrating! But, a good bronzing lotion can be a used as a perfect solution to both these problems. These lotions help provide a light, golden color without any damaging UV light. So, we at Natures Garden decided to create the Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe.
This lotion recipe uses cocoa power to provide a natural colorant to create a perfect color for the recipe. This herb is a perfect colorant for a bronzer, as the cocoa powder is a shade that doesn’t leave you looking orange. Furthermore, this homemade bronzing lotion has all the skin nourishing benefits of regular lotion recipes. So, this lotion will give you will have golden, beautiful skin that is moisturized, glowing, and heathy.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Other Ingredients You’ll Need
Mixing Spoon or Spatula
Gallon Size Ziploc Bag
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients
16 ounces Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion
48 ounces Distilled Water
1.92 ounces NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
3 teaspoons 24 K Gold Mica Pigment
5 teaspoons Organic Cocoa Powdered
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
Our wonderful homemade lotion recipe is easy to create and smells great thanks to this wonderful fragrance oil. NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells similar to a popular suntan lotion. If you like the smell of Coppertone suntan lotion, this fragrance oil will make you very happy! This fragrance is a wonderful arrangement of green herbs, jasmine, rose, lavender, and lilac. This fragrance oil is a summer favorite here at Natures Garden!
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing Your Equipment and Work Space
Before you begin creating your homemade lotion recipe, there are a few things that you may want to do to prepare. These preparations will make the process easier and even make it quicker. First, you will want to clean your equipment and supplies for this recipe, which makes sure that everything is ready for you to use. Also, you may want to clean and wipe down your work space. This will make sure that you have enough room to work on your lotion. Also, we suggest that you wear a pair of gloves, an apron, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. After everything is clean and ready, its time to start creating this lovely lotion recipe.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing the Water
First, you are going to want to prepare the water for your lotion recipe. So, you will need to add some distilled water to your stove pot. You are going to need to boil the water to kill bacteria and make sure your lotion is as clean as possible. After your water is heated, you are going to need 48 ounces. So, make sure that you have more than this amount in your stove pot, as the some of the water will evaporate during the heating process.
Now, you will need to heat your water to at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit. After the water reaches this temperature, you will want to make sure the water holds this temperature for at least five minutes. Once this amount of time has passed, you can remove the pot of water from the heat source. You will need to measure 48 ounces of the water into one of your mixing bowls. At this point, you are going to want your measured water to cool a bit. After your water has cooled you can move on to the next step.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Cooling the Water
Next, we are going to mix the water with the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion. Before you go to start mixing these ingredients, you need to make sure that your water is at the right temperature. First, you need to let your water cool down. While we needed to boil the water to sterilize it, we can’t immediately use the hot water in this mixture. If we use this hot water with our lotion base, then we are likely going to break down the base. So, you are going to need to cool your water to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you can combine this with the base.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion Base
Now that your water has cooled to the right temperature you are ready to add the goat milk lotion base to the water. So, weigh 16 ounces of the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion and add it to your previously measured 48 ounces of water. After you combine these two ingredients you are going to mix them well. You will need to use your stick blender to emulsify these two ingredients together. So, you will want to continue mixing until all the water has been incorporated. If you are wondering when your mixture is finished, then know that you will be able to tell that you are done when the mixture looks like lotion.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural Bronzer
Now that your homemade lotion has been made, we are ready to add the color to your recipe. I added this at the same time as my water, You can add it before the water or after, the choice is totally yours. While this lotion won’t help you get a tan, it is perfect for adding a bit of color to your skin while you moisturize. For this homemade lotion recipe we are using organic cocoa powder to create a natural color for this lotion. So, take 5 teaspoons of the Organic Cocoa Powder and add it to your lotion base mixture. After the cocoa powder has been measured and added to your mixture, you need to mix thoroughly. You will need to make sure to break up any clumps of the herb. Breaking these clumps will ensure that the color is distributed evenly throughout the entire mixture. It may be helpful to use the stick blender again to mix this all together. This will leave your lotion with a light, bronzing pigment that is beautiful and naturally colored.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil
Next, you are going to want to add the scented oil into your bronzing lotion. This ingredient takes your gorgeous and nourishing lotion and brings it up a notch. So, you are going to measure 1.92 ounces of the NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. You can either weigh this amount in a small bowl or directly into the lotion mixture. Then, you will want to combine the scented oil with your lotion and mix well. Once all of your fragrance oil has been thoroughly included into the lotion mixture. After everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and Sparkle
We can’t forget about adding all the shimmer and shine! Our last ingredient for this recipe is going to be the gorgeous 24 K Gold Mica Pigment. This ingredient is going to enhance the gold hue of the natural colorant and leave you sparkling. So, let’s get started! You will need to take three teaspoons of the gold mica pigment and add it to your lotion. Then, make sure that you thoroughly mix the mica into your lotion recipe. After all the sparkle and shine has been completely incorporated, your lotion will be ready to use. If you feel like you need a bit more glam, then you can try adding a bit more mica. However, our recipe has a great amount of shine. So, you should have enough glam for your pretty bronzing lotion.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Packaging You Finished Product
Next, you are going to bottle up your finished homemade bronzer lotion. Since it would be difficult to pour your lotion directly into a bottle from the mixing bowl, we are going to take a different approach to packaging. First off you are going to need to transfer all of your lotion into the gallon Ziplock bag. You can use your mixing spoon or spatula to transfer everything into the Ziplock. After, you are going to seal the bag and use a pair of scissors to cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. However, you may want to set up your 8 oz bullet bottle before cutting the bag. Now can use your Ziplock bag to neatly and quickly fill your bottles. Once you have filled all your clear bullet bottles you can screw the 24/410 lotion pump onto your bottles
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Using Your Finished Product
Finally, your diy bronzer lotion is complete and ready to use! You can perfectly use this lotion to add a bit of color and shimmer to your skin. You will be able to use this delightful cosmetic lotion to add a bronzing glow to your skin. Just remember that this lotion isn’t meant for helping tan, but just adds some color and nourishes your skin. While the lotion is perfect for adding some color to your skin, the appearance isn’t the only benefit that you can get from this lotion base recipe. Our effective lotion base recipe uses wonderful, skin-loving ingredients that create a great lotion recipe. This Lotion Multi-Base uses vitamins and luxurious cosmetic oils. You are sure to love this homemade cosmetic lotion recipe!
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Standards of Beauty Through Time
While it may seem like the standard of beauty that we all know of today is obvious and permanent, there are other ideas on what is beautiful is different through time and in different cultures. I’ve always found it interesting to learn about all the changes in preferences for make up, fashion, and body type. Some ideas of ideal beauty from times and places are even considered unattractive today and vice versa. For example, in the Elizabethan Era pale skin was considered ideal and women would use a white powder, ceruse, to make themselves look paler. So, the idea of tanning or using bronzing lotion would’ve been ridiculous to people of this culture. But, this isn’t the only way that cosmetics were used differently throughout history. There are even more beauty standards throughout history. A Buzzfeed Article called “This Is How Dramatically Women’s Makeup Has Changed Throughout History” talks about a few different appearance preferences that people have tried to achieve through cosmetics.
Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Contact Us on Social Media
Hopefully, you have enjoyed this homemade body lotion recipe as much as we do! We here at Natures Garden would love to hear all about your experience with this easy and fun recipe. If you would like to share your creation, then you should absolutely share your products with us. Also, we are available to listen to any questions or comments. If you are interested in asking us questions or sharing your experiences, then you should definitely reach out to us on social media! You can find us on a few different social media pages. On Facebook, we have a Natures Garden page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!