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Ever wanted to get that golden tan that you always wanted but just don't have the money to buy tanning oil.If so this Instructable is for you.
 
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Step 1: Gather Ingredients

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The recipe is quite simple. All you need are

Some iodine
Some refined olive oil


Step 2: Mixing

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Mix the olive oil with a few drops of iodine(there are no spesific measurements needed so eyeballing it should work). Then when you are about to use it mix it back up just in case. And that is have to make your own tanning oil! This oil should give you a nice tan and keep your skin moist.
sheida s2 years ago
i was wondering if u could recommend me how long does it need to get a great golden tan by this instruction?i mean is 2 or 3 days and about 2-3 hr enough
Ruby esk2 years ago
Hmm it's okay thank you in anyway .. ^^
Ruby esk2 years ago
Oh thank you ^^ But is there any other way to make tan oil I mean without iodine with something maybe like carrot or coconut oil idk .. cuz I'm going tmw to the beach so there is no time to order it online!
theringer321 (author)  Ruby esk2 years ago
I wouldn't recommend it, it's for your protection. Look for an alternative source. I think it's in some things they sell at Walmart
theringer321 (author)  Ruby esk2 years ago
I wouldn't recommend it, it's for your protection. Look for an alternative source. I think it's in some things they sell at Walmart
Ruby esk2 years ago
This iodine is it liquid or what?? How can I find it?'
theringer321 (author)  Ruby esk2 years ago
You can find it pretty easily online. It's liquid, just mix the two together in equal parts
prismcat5 years ago
This olive oil / iodine treatment works very well. My sun-loving aunt has used this her whole adult life with no ill-effects and always had that much sought after "golden tan." Olive oil is wonderfully enriching for the skin and Iodine has a mild sunscreen effect, so this can be used for short tanning sessions. Besides, do you know how many chemicals are in commercial sunscreens? I like to be able to actually pronounce the ingredients that I put on my skin (and yes, you will smell like a salad)!
This Instructable should be in the FOOD section, not OUTDOORS.
gamer7 years ago
does it give a real tan? or is this just like "washable"
I'm pretty sure that its like mild sunscreen that still allows u to get a tan
theringer321 (author)  gamer7 years ago
You will get a real tan if you use it and then sunbath, it isn't like a fake spray-on tan.
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
Add some basil and garlic salt and you will drive the local cannibals crazy with the smell of cooked human flesh :)