2 easy and effective natural recipes for tanning oil

Achieve a natural glow with an excellent homemade product

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By Rachel

natural recipes for tanning oil

When summertime arrives, outdoors and beach lovers prep up for a nice tan and decide where to bask in order to achieve the desired shade. So, why not try these natural recipes for tanning oil?

Today we know that sun exposure is good for the body because it helps to synthesize vitamin D and strengthen bones. We must not forget, however, that sun exposure can cause deadly skin disease. We must never stay in the sun for too long and never sunbathe without protection.

On the high street we can find a wide range of sun protection products. Here, we’d like to share with you two exclusive recipes for natural tanning oils.

After the long winter months it is always important to use a scrub to exfoliate the skin before exposure to the sun for the first time. It’s a good idea to remove dead skin cells and prepare the body for sun exposure.

Natural tanning oil recipes: ingredients and instructions

But now let’s find out how to prepare an excellent home made product. These easy and effective natural recipes for tanning are just perfect for achieving a natural glow in the summer.

Tanning oil for normal skin

Sesame oil and hazelnut oil protect against UV rays, walnut oil provides vitamin E which increases skin elasticity while wheat germ oil is a natural anti-wrinkle agent.

So, for those with normal skin, you can prepare an oil which facilitates tanning by using these ingredients.


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of wheat germ oil
  • 4 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • 4 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of ylang ylang oil


  • Pour all ingredients in a containe, preferably a bottle or jar that can be closed with a cap. Shake well to mix contents before use.
natural recipes for tanning oil
For each skin, its suitable oil.

Tanning oil for dry skin

If your skin is dry, you should alter the recipe for normal skin by replacing the wheat germ oil with avocado oil. Avocado is regenerating and very nutritious.


  • 4 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • 4 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • 4 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 6 drops of essential oil of calendula
  • 4 drops of essential oil of patchouli


  • In a screw cap container, mix the sesame oil, avocado oil, walnuts and hazelnuts. Then add the calendula oil and patchouli. This tanning oil can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 months.

You should also periodically check the smell of your oil. If it smells stale/funny you shouldn’t use it.

We recommend that you apply it generously at least 30 minutes before sun exposure.

Lastly, remember to do one thing every time you use the product, always shake before use!

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