Fake a tan with tea – self tanning lotion you can make at home

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If you want to achieve a great fake tan with all natural ingredients, consider this easy-to-make self-tanning lotion.  Homemade self-tanner from tea is a great natural choice because it darkens your skin naturally without causing damage to your skin cells’ DNA.

Self Tanner Recipe


  • 3 tea bags of black tea
  • 1/4 cup lanolin
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil


You can also make a natural self-tanning lotion from cocoa.

  1. Pour ¾ cup of boiling, pure water over 3 teabags and steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the teabags and put ¼ cup of the tea.
  3. Put ¼ cup lanolin and ¼ cup sesame oil into a blender. Blend these ingredients together at slow speed, adding the rest of the tea slowly. Apply this sparingly to your skin.  Those with oily skin should avoid using this on face.


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