How to Make Homemade Natural Bronzer

Bronzer powder

Buying a bronzer can involve investing big bucks in department store brands or guessing your ideal hue with a drugstore compact. However, there is an inexpensive alternative. You can make your own all-natural bronzer for less than $1 with a super-speedy recipe that uses everyday ingredients found right in your kitchen.

Make Your Own Bronzer

The homemade bronzer you make with this recipe will add a radiant glow to your skin without breaking your budget. This formula is safe to wear every day and, as a nice bonus, it has a light, spicy fragrance. Here's what you'll need.


  • Small mixing bowl
  • Utensil for mixing
  • Measuring spoons or a teaspoon
  • Kabuki cosmetic brush or other large face brush


  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch, powdered sugar, or arrowroot (Experiment to determine which one you like best.)
  • Plastic container with lid, clean and preferably air tight, to store the finished bronzer


  1. Put each ingredient in your bowl. It is not necessary to precisely measure each ingredient, an approximate measure is fine.
  2. Mix together; make sure there are no lumps, and that the mixture is well blended.
  3. Test the bronzer; dab the brush in the bowl, tap it on the side of bowl so the excess can fall off, and apply it sparingly to your face, hand, or arm.
  4. Make any adjustments to the bronzer that are needed. Customizing your bronzer is simple, and experimenting is the best way to achieve your perfect color.
    • Too dark? Add another teaspoon of cornstarch.
    • Prefer a darker bronzer? Add a little more cocoa powder.
    • Leaning more towards a warm glow? Add more cinnamon and or nutmeg.


Storing your homemade bronzer is easy. Keeping it in a cool, dry place in an airtight container will definitely keep it fresh. Stored properly, this recipe will keep for about one year.

Simple Solution for Affordable Bronzer

Overall, developing your own bronzer has many possibilities. With the cost so reasonable, it only makes sense to make it yourself! Have fun with the recipe, and perhaps formulate a few different shades for each season. In the end, this homemade bronzer recipe is preservative free, customizable, and very inexpensive to make.

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