Healthy Fake Tanner

The sun is finally out!!!! I love summer 🙂 Now the funny thing is watching everyone baring their super pale winter skin! I have used so many self-tanners over the past several years. I always wanted that post-sun glow all year round! But you have to wonder about all those chemical you are putting into your body through your skin, even with the “all natural” brands. Here is a cool recipe that seems pretty harmless! I have yet to try this out, so if you do before I do, let me know how it goes!

Your Best Tan Recipe

posted on Vital Juice Everywhere

This technique is so easy, you won’t be-leaf it.

Required time: About 30-40 minutes
Skill level: Goof-proof

4 black tea bags
2 cups boiling water
Sponge or spray bottle

Body lotion
Pure cocoa powder


  1. When water has boiled, add the tea bags to steep. Leave in for 10-15 minutes, or until tea is dark and cool enough to touch. In the meantime, take a shower to ensure your skin is oil- and sweat-free.
  2. Afterwards, make sure skin is completely dry. Stand on something you don’t mind getting dirty. If using a sponge, drench it in the tea and wipe all over your body. If using a spray bottle, fill it with tea and spray evenly.
  3. Let skin air-dry and apply another coat for a deeper shade.

Tea will stain clothes if wet, so make sure you’re all dry before dressing. The “tan” should last 3-4 days.

Optional: For bonus color, mix cocoa powder into body lotion until you reach desired color and apply for an all-over bronzing boost.

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