Things You Can Add to Your Tanning Lotion for Extra Skin Care Benefits

Your tanning lotion of choice is special. After all, you have gone through the trial and error process over the course of many years to discover exactly what works and meets your needs at the same time. So, when it comes to boosting or upgrading your tanning lotion, you might not be interested in changing products outright. However, as a wonderful alternative, you can add certain things to your existing suntan lotion, and customize a new formula that enhances your tanning experience and ultimate results.

Continue reading to learn what things you can add to your suntan lotion to customize a skin care product for your personal tanning objectives.

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You Can Customize Your Tanning Lotion!

Perhaps your tanning lotion works great and renders a long-lasting tan, but you don’t quite enjoy the scent? Or maybe you love your tanning lotion, but your tan doesn’t seem to last as long as you like. Is your skin too dry after tanning? Are you concerned about exacerbating wrinkles and fine lines? Whatever your particular setback is with your current tanning lotion or experience, you can make some small changes to your product to help meet your tanning goals.

Using Essential Oils and Carrier Oils

The top recommendations are essential oils. There are hundreds of different scented essential oils, from lavender and eucalyptus, to freesia, tea tree, lemongrass, patchouli, pine, and almost all the fruits you can think of! Not only are these essential oils deeply scented, they serve a purpose in terms of well-being. For example, lavender essential oil is great for calming, while peppermint and menthol are great for rejuvenation and muscle aches.

Simply add a few drops of the essential oil you need directly into your tanning lotion, and be sure it mixes well. You might have to mix it in a separate bowl, and the n transfer your custom lotion back into its original bottle. In addition to essential oils, you can also add things straight from nature specific to your tanning or skin care objectives. Remember, tanning and skin care go hand-in-hand, so you can’t have a good tan without good skin care.

Here is a little guide you can use to choose when deciding which item or essential oil you need to meet your tanning goals:

Relaxing and Calming:

❀ Lavender Essential Oil
❀ Frankincense Essential Oil
❀ Lemongrass Essential Oil
❀ Tangerine Essential Oil
❀ Bergamot Essential Oil
❀ Tea Tree Essential Oil
❀ Camphor Essential Oil
❀ Basil (Real or Essential Oil)

Rejuvenating and Refreshing:

❀ Peppermint Essential Oil
❀ Spearmint Essential Oil
❀ Sandalwood Essential Oil


❀ Lemon Essential Oil
❀ Grapefruit Essential Oil
❀ Rose Essential Oil

Aches and Pains:

❀ Menthol Essential Oil
❀ Yarrow Oil
❀ Rosemary Oil
❀ Helichrysum Oil
❀ Peppermint Essential Oil
❀ Marjoram Essential Oil

Soothing Skin:

❀ Pure Aloe
❀ Jojoba Carrier Oil
❀ Chamomile Oil
❀ Cinnamon Oil
❀ Clove Bud Oil
❀ Peppermint Essential Oil


❀ Anti-Aging Drops
❀ Rosehip Carrier Oil
❀ Sweet Almond Carrier Oil
❀ Retinol Drops
❀ Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil
❀ Clary Sage Oil
❀ Pomegranate Oil


❀ Castor Oil
❀ Jojoba Carrier Oil
❀ Grapeseed Carrier Oil
❀ Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil

Smells Good:

❀ Freesia Essential Oil
❀ Plumeria Essential Oil
❀ Grapefruit Essential Oil
❀ Vanilla Essential Oil
❀ Tea Tree Essential Oil
❀ Rose Essential Oil

Additional Tips:

✨ DHA Drops for a Boost in Color
✨ Caffeine Drops (or Powder) to Smooth and Tone
✨ Shimmer or Illuminator for Glow
***Mix first with water, then add to your tanning lotion for best results.

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