Don’t want to spend the money on expensive store-bought tanning products? No problem! You can make your own at home with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is some coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and beeswax.

Follow this recipe to the letter, and you’ll have the perfect summertime tan in no time! Of course, if the DIY approach sounds like a little too much work, you can always find an expert tanning supplier in Australia instead.

What ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil 
  • 1 cup of cocoa butter 
  • 1 cup of shea butter 
  • 1/2 cup of beeswax 
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of coffee grounds 
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil 
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil 
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil 

What equipment you’ll need: 

  • Double boiler 
  • Whisk 
  • Funnel (optional)
  • Glass jar(s) for storage


  1. Combine all ingredients except for the essential oils in a double boiler.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is completely melted and combined.
  3. Add the essential oils and stir until combined.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before transferring to glass jars for storage.
  5. To use, apply evenly to clean, dry skin. Be sure to avoid contact with eyes, as the lemon essential oil can cause irritation.
  6. Use as often as desired; reapply after swimming or sweating for best results.
  7. Enjoy your beautiful, natural tan! 

That’s all there is to it! This recipe for DIY tanning butter is easy to follow and only requires a few simple ingredients that you likely already have around the house. Plus, it’s much cheaper than buying expensive store-bought products! Give it a try today. Happy tanning!