Mineral Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look

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Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that’s easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

Mineral Bronzing Body Butter Recipe for a Sun Kissed Summer Look. Learn how to make a body highlighting bronzer for your summer beauty regimen with this homemade mineral bronzing body butter recipe. With as few as 4-ingredients you can add a sun kissed look to your summer skin. Experiment with mica pigment powders, coffee oil and bacuri butter for a beautiful summer beauty product that's easy to customize. (I swear, you are going to LOVE this beauty DIY!)

Get That Sun Kissed Glow Without the Sun

I grew up in the 80’s. So during summers, from around age fourteen through much of high school, I tried hopelessly to tan. Whether I was drowning myself in Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil while laying out, or hitting the tanning bed, I did everything I could to try to achieve the perfect tan.

This was of course, in addition to a futile attempt to go blonde. I was all about using Sun In to try to get that bleached blonde look without actually having to buy hair color. (Being fourteen at the time, I obviously didn’t have money of my own.) Of course, the use of Sun In turned my hair orange, seeing as how I have red undertones from my mother’s side. Somehow that didn’t seem to stop me though.

Unfortunately, my mostly Irish and English ancestors ensured I never reached my tanning goals. So I piled chemical based sunless tanners on top of my often sunburned skin. This ultimately left my skin matching my hair. It gave my skin an unnatural orange tint that was common among my other pale skinned comrades trying to look like magazine cover models.

Since then I’ve learned to love my translucent see through pale skin. However, adding a touch of natural looking, non-permanent color is a easy way to give your skin a sun kissed look when the seasons change. It’s also great for covering up a farmer’s tan.

Greg, as he often works outside, never actually got rid of his farmer’s tan this winter. So I actually tested my mineral bronzing body butter recipe his skin in addition to my own. It worked like a charm at disguising the change in skin tone so his “guns” – which is wear he told me to put it (I swear.) – matched the color of the rest of his arms. He was EXTRA happy, however, that my bronzing body butter washed off, rather than fading into a blotchy mess like the sunless tanner I used on him last year.

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About My Mineral Bronzing Body Butter

There a few things that I really love about my natural bronzing body butter recipe. The first is that it’s so easy to make. Therefore it won’t matter if you’re just a beginner dabbling in making your own homemade beauty products. This recipe would be really hard to mess up. (Just keep in mind that substitutions can impact the final outcome of this product, much like any other natural skin care recipe. For example using unrefined shea butter when the recipe calls for refined shea butter does matter as unrefined shea butter has a lower melting point than the refined version.)

Secondly, it blends well with all skin tones. It’s also easily customized by adding more (or less) mica or by mixing up the mica colors in the recipe. However, if you want a completely natural product (or zero shimmer) you don’t even have to use mica powder in my bronzing body butter recipe at all.

Third, as I used bacuri butter in my body highlighting bronzer for color in addition to the coffee oil, it’s easier to achieve a deeper color brown as the base. This also means it absorbs more quickly than many other body butter recipes. Additionally, there’s no greasy after feel and it’s suitable for all skin types – even if you’re prone to body acne.

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Natural Bronzing Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Get that summer kissed look this spring with this homemade coffee bronzing body butter recipe.

Ingredients:

2 oz. unrefined bacuri butter
1 oz. coffee seed oil
.8 oz. polawax emulsifying wax
1/4 teaspoon copper sparkle mica
1 teaspoon (.05 oz.) copper lip safe mica

Bronzing Body Butter Recipe Notes:

In order to ensure you can exactly duplicate my mineral bronzing body butter recipe, I’ve linked the ingredient list to the very same products I used. Unfortunately the copper lip safe mica is no longer available. (Which I wasn’t aware of until I after I created my bronzing body butter recipe.) However you can substitute this mica was another regular copper mica of your choice. Alternately, using 1 1/2 teaspoons of copper sparkle  mica (and omitting the regular copper mica) will give this product extra highlighting power. Or experiment a bit of brown oxide pigment powder for a deeper matte color.

You may also note that I used a polawax emulsifying wax in place of where beeswax would typically be called for in a recipe. While my bronzing body butter recipe does not contain water, the emulsifying wax helps with absorption rates and keeps the final product from feeling heavy. Things you really don’t want when the summer heat is on. If you prefer, however, you can substitute this wax with a basic emulsifying wax. (This is the one I typically use.)

I recommend using the double boiler method for making my mineral highlighting bronzing body butter recipe. However, you can get away with using the microwave at 20% power. In addition, you’ll also need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients.

This product has natural earthy coffee scent from a combination of the bacuri butter and coffee oil. If you find the fragrance of my bronzing body butter recipe is too earthy for your taste, you can add a bit of chocolate absolute to the recipe. I mean, who doesn’t love the scent of coffee and chocolate, right?

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Instructions:

Begin by weighing out the bacuri butter, wax and coffee seed oil. Combine in a heat safe container and gently heat until all of the wax has melted. Remove from heat and stir to combine.

Next, weigh (and/or measure) out the mica powder called for in my bronzing body butter recipe. Set aside. Allow the body butter mixture to cool slightly.

When it just starts to cool and thicken, but is still fluid, mix in the mica powders. Mix thoroughly to combine, then pour into containers of your choice. I used two 1 oz. white polypropylene thick wall plastic jars.

Allow to cool completely. Once solidified, screw on the jar lids.To use your homemade bronzing body butter, simply massage onto skin as desired.

As this product may stain light colored clothing, allow your body butter to absorb completely before getting dressed. You can also lightly apply a setting powder over the application using a soft brush if desired.

This product is suitable for both your body and face. However, avoid applying your bronzing body butter to lips and/or eyes if not using a lip safe mica powder or pigment.

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More Ways to Use Bacuri Butter for Skin Care

If you love my mineral highlighting bronzing body butter recipe as much as I do, then I encourage you to also try my other bacuri butter recipes. This natural Brazilian beauty butter is a delightful treat for skin and possesses both anti-acne and anti-aging properties when used in skin care applications. A rich moisturizer with a deep earthy scent, bacuri butter is one of my favorite body butters, right up there with shea and cocoa butter.

Don’t forget to pin this mineral highlighter bronzing body butter recipe to your Pinterest boards to save for later. (You can also discover my favorite bath & beauty finds on Pinterest here.)

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Face Luminizer Recipe to Highlight Cheeks, Eyes & Lips for Glowing Skin

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Get beautiful skin with this natural face luminizer recipe! Highlighters are a fun and easy way to make your face glow with a youthful appearance. This homemade makeup highlighter recipe is an easy beauty hack for adding shimmer anywhere your heart desires. Plus it’s perfect for summer festivals and holiday makeup looks. So don’t be afraid to use this DIY face luminizer year round no matter the occasion!

Face Luminizer Recipe to highlight cheeks, eyes & lips for glowing skin. Get beautiful skin with this natural face luminizer recipe! Highlighters are a fun and easy way to make your face glow with a youthful appearance. This homemade makeup highlighter recipe is an easy beauty hack for adding shimmer anywhere your heart desires. Plus it's perfect for summer festivals and holiday makeup looks. So don't be afraid to use this DIY face luminizer year round no matter the occasion!

Save Money With This DIY Face Luminizer

Since signing up for Birch Box’s sampling program I’ve discovered a lot of really great bath and beauty products. The rms beauty™ Living Luminizer is just one of many products I’ve had a chance to try. This natural face luminizer DIY is made using organic ingredients and gives skin a sheer glow – without adding too much shine or sparkle. (I get the whole dewy look, but at my age if I overdo it I look more like a clown than someone who’s successfully adulting.)

Eco-luxe clean beauty products. Mineral makeup face highlighter RMS beauty dupe. Learn how to make your own clean beauty products at home and save money by making dupes of your favorite eco-luxe makeup - starting with this easy DIY mineral makeup highlighting natural face luminizer recipe! This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle.

This DIY face luminizer is formulate with primarily organic ingredients. They are pretty basic ingredients that you’d expect to use when crafting your own natural skin care products. So even if this is your first beauty product DIY, you’ll find that you can use these ingredients over and over again in other homemade beauty recipes. My DIY face luminizer consists of beeswax, coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin E oil, rosemary extract and mica. The mica is what gives this natural beauty product its pop. Otherwise, it’s just a beauty balm.

Because the Living Luminizer by rms beauty™ is $38 a pop for a .2 oz. container, I decided to craft my own version of this natural face luminizer at a fraction of the cost. In addition I also “dressed up” this natural face luminizer recipe by molding it into pretty little flowers that fit perfectly inside 1/3 oz. lip balm pots. The results of my version of this natural beauty product are pretty spot on. So my DIY face luminizer is pretty perfect for highlighting cheekbones, eyelids and even lips! You can also use it as a base for your eyeshadow to both brighten it up and give it extra staying power.

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Natural Face Luminizer Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

7 grams beeswax
14 grams 76° melt point coconut oil
4 grams grapeseed oil or castor oil
5 drops (non-GMO) vitamin E oil
5 drops rosemary extract
4 grams Diamond Dust mica powder

Directions:

To complete this project you’ll need one silicone chocolate flower mold, a digital kitchen scale, plastic transfer pipettes, a butter knife, a teaspoon and/or tablespoon, a microwave and a glass pyrex measuring cup.

Start by weighing out the beeswax in a glass measuring cup.

Melt the beeswax in either a double boiler on in the microwave at reduced power. (I recommend slowly heating at 30% power.) Watch carefully to ensure the beeswax does not smoke.

Remove from microwave, if using, then weigh out the coconut oil (around a Tablespoon) and stir into the beeswax using a butter knife.

Next, weigh out the grape seed oil and add to the mixture. (I chose to use grape seed oil in place of castor oil as it absorbs easily, is non-greasy and is naturally non-allergenic. However, you can use any carrier oil of your choice.)

Using a plastic pipette for each oil, you will then add five drops each of vitamin E oil and rosemary extract to your DIY face luminizer base.

Finally, use a teaspoon to weigh out the mica of your choice – about three teaspoons – and to the beeswax and oils.

Mix thoroughly with a butter knife, then pour evenly into four of the flower shaped molds and allow to harden. (For larger .3 oz. sized flowers of luminizer, fill three flower shaped molds completely. This will leave a little leftover for a fourth mold to use as a tester.) You can place the mold into the freezer to expedite this process.

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle.

Once your natural face luminizer has cooled and hardened completely, remove from molds and place into 1/3 oz. (10 grams) lip balm pots of your choice. To use, simply rub your fingertips across luminizer and apply to skin where desired.

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For different makeup looks, simply swap out the color of mica with one of your choice. This natural face luminizer recipe also works great with gold, bronze, brass, pearl and even copper micas! You can easily create your own line of makeup face luminizers for any occasion or look. (And you can also gift the extras as a makeup gift set!)

Yield: 6 Face Luminizer Cream Makeup Pots

Mineral Makeup Face Luminizer Recipe

Mineral Makeup Face Luminizer Recipe

Learn how to make your own clean beauty products at home and save money by making dupes of your favorite eco-luxe makeup - starting with this easy DIY mineral makeup highlighting face luminizer recipe!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 7 grams beeswax
  • 14 grams 76° melt point coconut oil
  • 4 grams grapeseed oil or castor oil
  • 5 drops (non-GMO) vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops rosemary extract
  • 4 grams Diamond Dust mica powder

Tools

  • silicone chocolate flower mold
  • digital kitchen scale
  • plastic transfer pipettes
  • butter knife
  • teaspoon and/or tablespoon
  • microwave or double boiler
  • glass pyrex measuring cup
  • 6 10-gram lip balm pots

Instructions

    Weight out the beeswax.

    Melt the beeswax in either a double boiler on in the microwave at 30% power.

    Once melted, remove from heat.

    Weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the beeswax using a butter knife or other utensil.

    Weigh out the grapeseed (or castor oil) stir into the melted wax and coconut oil.

    Add five drops each of vitamin E oil and rosemary extract using a fresh plastic transfer pipette for each. Stir.

    Weigh out the mica of your choice and mix into the face luminizer base.

    Mix thoroughly with a butter knife, then pour evenly into four of the flower shaped molds and allow to harden.

    Remove from molds then package in lip balm pots.

Plant based makeup is the new trend. However, you don't have to spend a fortune investing in premiere brand natural cosmetics to get it. Instead, try making your own! Simply start with a few natural ingredients and add micas to create your own custom colored makeup sticks! 

More Natural Beauty & Makeup Recipes

If you like my recipe for making a DIY face luminizer for youthful, glowing skin, then you may also love my other natural beauty and makeup recipes. 

DIY Cream Eyeshadows! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

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