Make Your Own Bronzer


I heard an interesting comment the other day about using make-up to add some color to your cheeks.  I was told . . . .

Older women think “Blush”.   Younger women think “Bronzer”

True?  Yeah, I think I could agree with that.  Bronzer is the newer choice and younger women will most likely choose a bronzer before they choose a blush.

In the winters months, I still prefer blush.  Maybe I’m old, but oh well.  In the summer however, I do like to wear bronzer for the sun-kissed glow it adds to my face.

If you like to wear bronzer too, here’s a way you can stir together an inexpensive Make Your Own version with natural ingredients from your kitchen with a little bit of essential oil mixed in.

Here’s how to do it:

Make Your Own Homemade Bronzer


Recipe from Times of India

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg ,cocoa powder, and cornstarch.  Stir in the essential oil if using.  Store in a small container with a lid.

To use:  Brush on cheeks, forehead, and/or chin to add color to your face.

The original recipe said the cinnamon added “glow”, the cocoa powder added “depth and darkness” and the nutmeg added a “sunkissed brown”.  The essential oil was said to help in the binding of the ingredients so I decided to use that too.  I pondered for a while what scent would mingle nicely with the cinnamon and nutmeg and finally decided on Orange Essential Oil . It was a good choice.

Even with the essential oil, this is still a very loose mixture and is a little bit messy to use.  But it does add a bit of warm color to your face and can be made for pennies.

You may also find that if your beloved comes up and gives you a kiss on the cheek while you’re wearing your new bronzer, he will probably walk away mumbling something like “mmmmmmm, pie.”


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  1. says

    Perfect! I rarely wear makeup these days, but when I do, I had to use my ancient stash. Then I discovered how to make my own. I like this recipe better than my usual light schmear of old lipstick.
    On the same note, I use just cocoa and cornstarch for powder and/or base.