How to Make Homemade Tanning Oil

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Introduction: How to Make Homemade Tanning Oil

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.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

The recipe is quite simple. All you need are

Some iodine
Some refined olive oil


Step 2: Mixing

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.

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    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

    Hmm it's okay thank you in anyway .. ^^

    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!

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    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

    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

    This iodine is it liquid or what?? How can I find it?'

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    You can find it pretty easily online. It's liquid, just mix the two together in equal parts

    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.

    does it give a real tan? or is this just like "washable"

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    I'm pretty sure that its like mild sunscreen that still allows u to get a tan

    You will get a real tan if you use it and then sunbath, it isn't like a fake spray-on tan.

    Add some basil and garlic salt and you will drive the local cannibals crazy with the smell of cooked human flesh :)