How To Make Bronzing Powder

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Bronzing powder gives a sun-kissed tan to an otherwise pale or dull complexion. The powder can be applied to the face, arms, and legs with a kabuki brush for a nice even glow. For the purposes of this recipe, I choose a bronze mica color for my fair-to-medium complexion. Other mica colors are available, and a link is provided at the end of this article. What I also like about this bronzing powder recipe is that it does not contain any talc, mineral oil, or parabens.


* Bismuth Oxychloride

* Jojoba oil

* Vitamin E

* Mixing bowl

* Mica Powder

* Spoon

* Sifter Jar

* Zip lock bag

* Kabuki brush


STEP 1: Add 3 tsp. of Bismuth Oxychloride, 1/4 tsp of Jojoba oil, and 5 drops of Vitamin E to a medium stainless bowl.

STEP 2: Mix the Bismuth, Jojoba, and Vitamin E until fully incorporated.

STEP 3: Add 2 tsp of Bronze mica to the mixture and stir with a spoon, scraping any of the mixture off the sides of the bowl.

STEP 4: Transfer into a 30 gram sifter jar. Store any extra bronzing powder in a zip lock bag.

STEP 5: Apply bronzing powder with a kabuki brush to the face, arms, legs, and tops of the hands and feet.


* Shelf life of three to six months.

* All the ingredients listed above can be found online at

* Always do a skin patch test before use.


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