Self-tanning lotion

Self-tanning lotion

Formula: KT1238b

Phase Ingredients Quantity for 100 ml
A linden water 50 gr (50 ml)
A flat mineral water 12 gr (12 ml)
A DHA natural self-tanner, liquid 8 gr (6,7 ml)
A cosgard 20 drops
B carrot herbal oil 30 gr (32 ml)

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

If you work with the powder version of DHA, the quantities of ingredients are: 50 gr linden water, 15 gr plain water, 5 gr DHA powder, 20 drops cosgard, 30 gr carrot herbal oil.

Preparation method:

In a bowl or glass mix well the floral water with the flat mineral water and the self-tanner. Then add the preservative and mix thoroughly. 
Add the carrot oil, mix vigorously and then transfer the resulting lotion to the dedicated container. 

In just a few minutes and with minimal effort, you get a biphasic self-tanning lotion, which means that the oily part separates from the watery part, the oil will rise to the surface. The self-tanner causes the skin to color through a harmless process, in its upper layers, in about 2 hours. The color on the skin will be final the next day.
It can be applied to the body and face alike and no sun exposure is required. Shake the bottle vigorously before application. 


  • We recommend applying the self-tanner in the evening, after exfoliating the skin (scrub) beforehand, in order to obtain a uniform color. Apply a few jets on the skin and try to distribute the lotion as well as possible, in circular motions. Wash your hands after applying the self-tanner.
  • The return to the natural color of the skin occurs progressively, after approximately a week.


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, bowl/glass, teaspoon
  • Recommended container: Cristal bottle with spray pump
  • Shelf-life: 3 months, prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a dry and cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 04/14/2015 Body Care recipes, Creams, Lotions

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