DIY Body Bronzer and Cheek Stain – Great Summer Moisturizer!



Today I have a new beauty Do It Yourself project!!!  I’ve been waiting for summer so I can finally share this awesome tutorial for you all.  Today, we will be making moisturizing bronzer bars, cheek stains and highlighters all built into a tube.  This is a great way to moisturize and give your skin that sun kissed look without the UV!  I wanted a convenient method to use my bronzer and so I came up with this concept to make life a little more fun and a little less messy.


I was inspired to make this after buying a Lush bronzer bar.  After getting the bronzer all over my hands after applying, and then washing it off, I wanted to make something a bit easier to use.  I looked at deodorant dispensers and realized that I could put bronzer into those containers!  This DIY is so easy to do and you can either recycle broken up blush pallets or use cocoa powder as the base.  Let’s get started, shall we?




Ok, so let’s start with the materials!  First, you are going to need some essential butters.  This will serve as the active moisturizing component.  There are a lot of essential oil butters out there and each one has it’s own unique qualities. I would recommend testing a small sample on your skin if you are sensitive before buying a lot or making the mix.

Shea Butter: Popularly used in cosmetics, oil comes from the shea nut. It is said to have medicinal value in that it is an anti inflamitory, can absorb a limited amount of UV radiation, and is widely used as a moisturizer.

Cocoa Butter: Most well known as a component in Chocolate, this is from the cocoa nut. It is one of the most stable butters and because of the antioxidants, does not go rancid. It has a velvety soft texture and is widely used in moisturizers. This has a low melt point.

Mango Butter: This comes from the kernels of a Mango tree. It is similar to cocoa butter. Mango butter has good emolliency and lends protection against the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Mango butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity. It can be used “as is” to provide relief from the dryness of eczema and psoriasis. This has a higher melt point and does not need as much wax to stabilize.


Next, you will need to get some cosmetic grade wax.  The wax will serve as a stabilizer and keep the mix solid at room temperature.  I used food grade soy was as I had a lot left from another project and it’s a vegan alternative.  Alot of my viewers asked me if bee’s wax can be used and you absolutely can.  Bees wax is not only safe for food and cosmetics, but it also has many therapeutic and medicinal properties.  Here are a few places to source it:


Next up! Do you have any broken or unused bronzer or blush palettes?  You can repurpose them and use them for color!  If you’re making these as gifts than please buy new powders for them.


You can also use unsweetened coco powder for color, which smells delightful!  Make sure it is unsweetened or you will end up with a sticky mess!


I will also be using some deodorant tubes.  You can recycle your old tubes or buy some brand new.  I found mine’s brand new from eBay for $1.00 each.  Here are a few links(Iam not affiliated with any of these, this is just what I found on eBay)

Ebay Link for Those in the USA
Another USA Link
Ebay Link for International Viewers

Next up, I will be using a pyrex cup for mixing.

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To make this, start by breaking up your bronzer or blush till it’s powdery.  I used a butter knife to break it up, then dropped the pieces into a zip lock bag.  Then I used a water bottle to crush the pieces into powder.


Next, I will be using a few blocks of my mango butter.  Enough to melt into ¼ a cup.
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Put the two ingredients into the Pyrex cup then add in 1-2 table spoon of wax.  Because mango butter is very hard when cool – I will not need much wax to keep the mix stable.  However if you are using a softer butter, than I suggest using 1-2 tablespoon more.  You can always re-melt your mixture if you need more wax.

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Melt the ingredients together either in a double boiler or microwave, then let the mixture sit in the pyrex container for about 2 hours.  Once you get a thick consistency, pour it into the tube.  If your mixture solidifies, heat it up again.

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All you have to do now is let the mixture cool and solidify.  For quicker result, you can refrigerate them.

That is basically it!!! Pretty easy eh? Thank you guys so much for watching.  I would appreciate a thumbs up for my efforts and if you like to see more than subscribe!

Now how to use it, apply directly to your skin then use your hands to blend the toner/moisturizer.  Have fun and get creative!



8 comments on “DIY Body Bronzer and Cheek Stain – Great Summer Moisturizer!”

  1. Is there a certain store that sells the natural butters and beauty/food grade soy wax? I was looking on amazon and many had negative reviews, so i’m a bit uneasy.

  2. This is a very good idea I tried one but did not know what give it that color… the answer is cocoa powder thank you

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