A healthy glow?

The Red Barn is all about the idea of exploration and experimentation so we are passing on the recipe below because (a) just the idea of doing this and the possible results makes me grin (b) because it would be fabulous if there were someone brave enough out there to give it a go and tell us about it! (c) if it works we should be telling all those folks on Dancing With the Stars that there is a healthy alternative out there!!

“Your Best Tan Recipe
This technique is so easy, you won’t be-leaf it. (what the article says and I would like to be-leaf really I do!)

Required time: About 30-40 minutes
Skill level: Goof-proof

4 black tea bags
2 cups boiling water
Sponge or spray bottle

Body lotion
Pure cocoa powder

When water has boiled, add the tea bags to steep. Leave in for 10-15 minutes, or until tea is dark and cool enough to touch.

In the meantime, take a shower to ensure your skin is oil- and sweat-free. Afterwards, make sure skin is completely dry.

Stand on something you don’t mind getting dirty. If using a sponge, drench it in the tea and wipe all over your body. If using a spray bottle, fill it with tea and spray evenly. Let skin air-dry and apply another coat for a deeper shade.

Tea will stain clothes if wet, so make sure you’re all dry before dressing. The “tan” should last 3-4 days.

Optional: For bonus color, mix cocoa powder into body lotion until you reach desired color and apply for an all-over bronzing boost’ ”

I am incredibly fascinated about the ‘bronzing boost’ piece of this, smearing cocoa powder takes me somewhere else completely. I am also perplexed by what my own desired ‘color goals’ may even look like. I only know two colors of tea, ‘builders tea’ and ‘weak tea’, I am pretty sure I don’t speak in other ‘shades of tea’?!

So that is the weekend challenge and I wait with baited breath for results!
Feel free to send photos too!
Have a fabulous weekend.
Candice & Penny
– P.S RBC will not be held responsible for any variation in results, damage to clothing and furniture or the fact that people may look at you a little funny in the street (but only for a day or two!)

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