Body Bronzing Lotion

Lotion recipe by Anne-Marie Faiola

Gather your ingredients:

4.5 oz. Jojoba Oil
1.0 oz. Evening Primrose Oil
0.3 oz. Emulsifying Wax
0.2 oz. Beeswax
8.0 oz. Distilled Water
0.14 oz. Phenonip or Germaben
Micas:  Cappuccino, Gold, Light Gold and Copper Mica

Makes 14 oz. of bronzing lotion.


1. Add the Emulsifying Wax, Beeswax, Jojoba and Evening Primrose Extract to either a double boiler or microwave safe cup.

2. Melt all the waxes and oils together. Attempt not to boil the product.

3. Add the Distilled Water to the heated oils and waxes. Stir all ingredients well and combine the two bowls/mixing glasses.

4. Stir all ingredients well and combine the two bowls/mixing glasses.

5. Add the Phenonip.

6. Use a stick blender to emulsify and mix the oils and waxes.

Note: This product will not set up until it is fully cooled. Do not pour into containers (containers with a pump are recommended) until you are certain that the lotion is fully blended and will not separate.

7. Once you are certain the product is fully blended and will not separate, add the micas. Always add less than you think you will want to use – you can always add more but can’t take the color out. I used 1 full tablespoon of Light Gold Mica, 1/2 tablespoon Cappuccino Mica and 1 teaspoon of Copper Mica.

8. Hand blend this mixture with a spoon or small whisk. You can use the stick blender if the mixture hasn’t set up too much.

Note: The ratio of micas that you use will depend on your skin tone. My best friend who made the recipe with me used three times as much Cappuccino Mica and almost no Copper Mica in her recipe since she is much darker than I am in skin tone. Remember, this is a make up product (in addition to acting as a lotion) and will get on your clothes like any other bronzer will. It washes out fairly well. If you have very dark skin, get some Black Oxide as well and add it sparingly to the Cappuccino Mica to darken the mixture up.