If you’ve read my blog before or have followed my site, you know I have a passion for non-toxic, so-safe-you-can-eat-it, beauty products. I’ve been making a powder foundation that I love, but I hadn’t come up with a blush recipe so far that I thought worked.
Most recipes I’ve seen call for combining ground beet root powder with arrowroot powder. The color just didn’t show up for me. The particles were too large and just brushed right off my skin. What did stick rubbed right off! I’ve found a simple trick though that makes the color more vibrant and stays on your skin! It really is super easy.
Lavender, tea tree (melaleuca), and frankincense essential oil are some of my favorites to help keep skin clear and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
DIY Hibiscus Blush
What You Will Need
- 3 Tbsp Hibiscus Flowers – get it here
- 1 Tbsp Arrowroot powder – get it here
- 3-5 drops essential oil
- Coffee grinder – the one I use
- Fine mesh sieve – like this one
- Sweet almond oil – get it here
- Storage container – like these
- Small bowl
Combine the hibiscus, arrowroot and essential oil into a clean cofee grinder. Process in intervals until the mixture is a fine powder. You can use lavender, tea tree, rose or whatever essential oil you prefer. This gives it a pleasant scent and provides additional skin benefits, but isn’t necessary. If you choose to use a very potent oil, like cinnamon, only use 1-2 drops to prevent irritation.
Run the powder through the seive and into a bowl. If you’re container is large enough, just use that instead. This will weed out the largest particles
Store in a lidded container and apply with a brush.
Tips that make this work
- To make it really stick to your skin, apply a thin layer of sweet almond oil (or another skin safe oil like olive, jojoba, castor, avocado, etc.) to your cheeks. Allow this to soak in a bit and then apply the blush with a brush.
- Be sure to grind the hibiscus flowers with the arrowroot, not separately! This really combines the two and saturates the arrowroot with color.
Have you ever made your own makeup before? Let us know about it in the comments below!