The SPF of this oil is estimated at 4-8, so it is a tanning oil and is not meant to be used in place of a sunscreen.
Shelf Life: 1 year
Benefits: Coconut oil, avocado oil, and carrot seed oil all have SPF (approximately SPF 2-8 for coconut oil, SPF 5-10 for avocado oil, and SPF 3-5 for carrot seed oil), so they offer light skin protection.
All of the oils used, including the vitamin E and coconut oil, are great for hydrating your skin.
Tips and Tricks: The vanilla extract and bronze mica powder are all optional and don’t contribute to the SPF properties of the oil.
We added them in because they make the oil smell AMAZING! The bronze mica powder also gives the oil a beautiful shimmer that will add a subtle glow to your skin.
The vitamin E oil is also optional as it too does not contribute to the SPF, but it is great for your skin and helps to extend the shelf life of the tanning oil.
Level of Difficulty: EasyPrint
With a gorgeous beachy scent and a beautiful bronze shimmer, this shimmer tanning oil offers light sun protection and is your natural version of Hawaiian Tropic.
- 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp cold pressed carrot seed oil (not carrot seed essential oil)
- 5–10 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/2 tsp bronze mica powder (optional)
Tools & Supplies
- Measuring cup and spoons
- Sanitized glass bottle
Put the ½ cup of fractioned coconut oil into a bowl
Then add 2 tbsp of avocado oil, ½/ tsp of vanilla extract, 5-10 drops of coconut essential oil, 5-10 drops of vitamin E. oil, ½ tsp bronze mica powder, and 1 tsp of carrot seed oil.
Once all of the ingredients are in the bowl, use your wisk to wisk it all together.
Now that everything is mixed together, using a funnel, pour everything into your bottle.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: natural body recipes
Keywords: tanning oil, diy recipes
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