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Okay, the shallow girl in me wants a tan. Very badly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I just look horrible when I don't have one- really pasty.<br><br>
I've gotten a little color from being in the sun, but my legs are still sheet-white. Is there a tanning lotion that's safer than sun exposure? I worry about the chemicals seeping into my skin and bloodstream and subsequently breastmilk.
 

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Maybe mix some henna really thinly and let it sit for awhile?? Could be really good... could also be really bad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I like <a href="http://www.mauibabe.com/" target="_blank">Maui Babe Browning Lotion</a>.</div>
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Really? I looked at the site and it's very unprofessional, almost like a scam site. Did it work as quickly for you as it claims?
 

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I know that the site looks unprofessional, but the products are good. I have never ordered directly from the company, but I have purchased the browning lotion and sunscreen from a natural foods store. I only posted the website for information. When I googled the company, I also saw that you could find it on ebay.
 

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I read somewhere that tanning lotion is safe when nursing- it is made f some kind of sugar derivative? The True Blue Spa products from Bath and Body Works had a good one a couple years ago, otherwise lots of folks recommend Neutrogena.<br><br>
I tried the Jergens kind, Body Glow or something its called- it gave me an awful painful rash- skip that one!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know that the site looks unprofessional, but the products are good. I have never ordered directly from the company, but I have purchased the browning lotion and sunscreen from a natural foods store. I only posted the website for information. When I googled the company, I also saw that you could find it on ebay.</div>
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Yeah I found them on Amazon too, although they charge $8.75 shipping! Yikes. Hopefully I can find some at the local health shop. I read reviews and it seems like this is the miracle tanning lotion, so I think I'll try out a 4 oz bottle. Thanks for the suggestion!<br><br>
Heatherweh- I tried Jergens once before too, and though it didn't give me a rash, it didn't give me a tan either!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Really? I looked at the site and it's very unprofessional, almost like a scam site. Did it work as quickly for you as it claims?</div>
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FWIW, I googled the ingredients and it appears to be coffee, potassium iodide, and oil based, so you could probably fake it yourself. They claim it isn't a stain, but basically it is. When I was a kid people mixed iodine in baby oil to fake a tan.<br><br>
According to this link, by mildly heating potassium iodide you get iodine, so I figure when you put this stuff on and go out in the sun, it gets warm, and <i>then it turns to iodine</i> and <i>you</i> <i>magically have a tan.</i><br><br><a href="http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=218887" target="_blank">http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=218887</a><br><br><br>
Some chemistry major is making a bundle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">FWIW, I googled the ingredients and it appears to be coffee, potassium iodide, and oil based, so you could probably fake it yourself. They claim it isn't a stain, but basically it is. When I was a kid people mixed iodine in baby oil to fake a tan.<br><br>
According to this link, by mildly heating potassium iodide you get iodine, so I figure when you put this stuff on and go out in the sun, it gets warm, and <i>then it turns to iodine</i> and <i>you</i> <i>magically have a tan.</i><br><br><a href="http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=218887" target="_blank">http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=218887</a><br><br><br>
Some chemistry major is making a bundle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Ahhhhh... I see!
 
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