Beautifully natural bliss for your cheeks
I’m so excited to share with you my first homemade blush recipe ever. People who know me might have heard of it since I’ve been carrying it in my bag and showing it to everyone. “Try it! Here is a make-up blush! This is a blush, and I made it myself, all by myself! Can you believe it? With my own hands!” I’ll say over-enthusiastically, followed by a “Are you crazy?” look from my friends.
Recently I had some fun re-creating some beauty products at home, in search of more natural solutions to rosy cheeks, oil-free hair, etc. I started to wonder if my everyday beauty vain needs would be actually be causing more harm than good and started to search for ways to create my own make-up.
I thought that starting with a homemade blush or lipstick recipe would be pretty okay for a first step, and after reading the ingredients on the blush I was using at the time, I decided to give the blush a go right away! So I went on the internet to order the ingredients I didn’t have, and one day later I was in the lab (my kitchen), prepared to fail.
After many trials, I must say I was impressed with how easy it was and I have come up with an easy to follow the recipe for an all-natural homemade blush anyone can do. This recipe is for fair skin, but I’ll give you other color options below!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BLUSH
– 2 tbsp arrowroot powder *
– 1 1/2 tsp beetroot powder
– 1/2 tsp hibiscus tea petals made into powder
– 1/2 tsp raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cacao powder)
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 20 of cedarwood essential oil **
* can be replaced by cornstarch
** can be replaced by lemon or lavender oil
I think this blush color can suit many types of complexions, but you can experiment.
Blend the hibiscus tea in a coffee grinder until it’s very fine and run it throw a mesh a couple of times until you get rid of the chunky parts that are left. Crush the rest until it’s as fine as you can make it in a manual herb crusher. If you don’t have any of these appliances, you can just purchase hibiscus powder (although the color may vary a little).
- CACAO POWDER + BEETROOT POWDER
- BEETROOT POWDER + CINNAMON
- HIBISCUS POWDER + ARROWROOT POWDER
- CINNAMON + GINGER POWDER + CACAO POWDER (BRONZER!)
You don’t necessarily need all of my ingredients to make your own blush! You can totally just make it with cocoa powder and cornstarch, or beetroot powder, etc. The important thing is that you also add essential oil for anti-bacterial purposes. You can either add cacao powder to make it a bit darker and a more intense and earth tone, while using the beetroot powder and hibiscus powder will brighten it up (great for the summer). For a lighter blush, you can add a bit more arrowroot powder. If you have problems with it sticking to your skin, you can add up to 15 more drops of the essential oil.
The blush looks very pigmented but it’s actually quite soft on your skin, but unlike other types of blush you must learn how to adapt to apply this one since it builds up color as you apply. I recommend gently tapping the blush in and applying it in small quantities first and building up until you find how to work it in.
It’s super easy to achieve any type of look you’re looking for, be it a soft touch of color, healthy-looking cheeks or more intense color. The final product came out smelling great and I’ve been using it for over 3 months now. I said buh-bye to all the toxic blushes I had and hello to beetroot powder in my cupboard!
WHERE I GOT MY INGREDIENTS
I purchased my beetroot powder online from Pit & Pit, as well as the cedarwood essential oil and hibiscus tea. The arrow-root powder can be found in natural grocery stores or supermarkets (sometimes).
DISCLAIMER ABOUT HOMEMADE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
The outcome of this recipe depends on the quality of the ingredients used if you made any substitutions, your environment, and your skin type. Keep in mind these are all-natural ingredients and you should handle your final product with care. Keep it away from light, check the shelf life of ingredients to consider the shelf life of the final product, keep it away from water, and always give it a smell check from time to time. To preserve your natural DIY product better, you should always add a natural antioxidant like essential oils (such as cedarwood, rosemary oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, etc)