While blush can add a pleasant dose of color to your cheeks, a bronzer is often preferred as it tends to look more natural. Bronzers can help you achieve a sun-kissed, summer glow. However, you might not be thrilled with the harsh ingredients often present in store-bought makeup. So, why not make your own? For example, this DIY bronzer is easy to make and is packed with natural, beneficial ingredients.

DIY Bronzer Ingredients:

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a fantastic DIY bronzer ingredient, as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, cinnamon can boost your immunity and help protect your skin.

Cocoa

If you are allergic to cinnamon or don’t have it on hand, you can also use cocoa or cacao. Cocoa is a fantastic ingredient for a DIY bronzer. It has a rich, beautiful color and it’s rich in nutrients, as well. For example, cocoa contains iron, magnesium and calcium, all of which your skin can absorb.

Arrowroot Powder

This is a staple for a lot of homemade makeup products, and this DIY bronzer is no exception. Arrowroot is not as processed as cornstarch, making it a better choice for your skin. Furthermore, it’s gentle to use and even has immune-boosting effects. For the purpose of making your own makeup, you may want to keep this ingredient on-hand.

Nutmeg

This ingredient offers a nice bronze color to your DIY bronzer. It smells great, too, which is a bonus when applying anything to your face. And the healing benefits are great! Nutmeg can offer relief from inflammation. Furthermore, it’s often used to treat arthritis. (1)

Rose Essential Oil

Not only does this DIY bronzer smell fantastic, it also offers healing benefits. For example, rose essential oil can help balance hormones as well as promote overall healing in the body. It can also is effective in fighting acne, and has many therapeutic compounds, making it great for your skin.

How to make this DIY bronzer:

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon cocoa or cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
10 drops rose essential oil
a makeup sifter jar or an old compact

Directions for DIY bronzer:

1. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
2. Stir until well blended.
3. Add the rose oil and mix until evenly blended.
4. Place into a small container with a tight-fitting lid.
5. Using a blush brush, apply a light layer of DIY bronzer

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