How to create a homemade self-tanner with coffee, tea and cocoa?

A homemade self-tanner, just like the ready-made shop product from the shop, aims to darken the skin and moisturize it. The natural ingredients that will be ideal for this task are coffee, tea, cocoa and oils. How to create a homemade self-tanner? Keep on reading to discover recipes for at-home self-tanning with coffee, tea and cocoa.

What are the advantages of at-home self-tanning products?

Tanning in the sun and in the tanning bed results in discoloration and aging of the skin. Fortunately, a durable and natural tan will also be obtained thanks to self-tanning agents. You can buy or prepare self-tanners yourself. Homemade self-tanner is made of natural ingredients, making it healthier for the skin and leaving no unpleasant odour. On the other hand, it stays on the skin for a shorter time than a product from the shop, therefore its application should be repeated every day.

Recipe for a homemade spray self-tanner with coffee 


  • 2.5 glasses of chilled coffee,
  • 2 glasses of water,
  • 1/4 glass of almond oil.


Pour coffee, water and almond oil into a container with an atomizer and shake well and repeat it before each use. Apply it immediately after bathing, to cleansed skin. After spraying the skin, spread the product with circular hand movements.

Recipe for a homemade spray self-tanner with tea 


  • 4 bags of black tea,
  • 2 glasses of water.


Boil water and brew tea in it for about a quarter of an hour. Place the cooled tea in a container with an atomizer. Spray the skin with the self-tanner and wait for it to dry. Repeat the action 3-4 times. Apply after bathing, onto clean skin.

Recipe for a homemade bar self-tanner with cocoa


  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax,
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter,
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil,
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa,
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg,
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Place beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a bowl, then dissolve them in a water bath. Leave the mixture to cool down and add the spices. Mix thoroughly to obtain a homogeneous mass. Pour it into a mold the size of a bar of soap or ice molds. Put in the fridge for a few hours, then take the self-tanner out of the mold and apply it to the skin.

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