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DIY Rose Blush

DIY Rose Blush

Cosmetics tend to be a major source of exposure to toxins for many people, and making your own cosmetics and adopting a natural skincare routine for your skin type can go a long way toward reducing this exposure. Homemade cosmetics are easier than you would expect to make yourself and herbal ingredients are actually very nourishing for the skin and don’t expose the body to a bevy of toxins.


Natural Blush Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Organic Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hibiscus Powder
  • An air-tight container for storage


What to Do:


  1. As with any homemade make-up recipe, the amounts vary by person. You’ll have to experiment with quantities of each ingredient to find the shade that works for you. I always start with a base of about 1/2 tsp of arrowroot and darken as needed, testing on my inner arm as I go.
  2. When you get your desired shade, store in a small jar or old makeup shaker and use as needed.



To customize the shade of blush for your skin tone you’ll need just two more ingredients. One to lighten the color and one to darken it.


Use arrowroot powder to lighten blush for fair to medium skin tones. This common ingredient of gluten-free baking is a great thickening agent in cosmetics too. It’s light texture easily absorbs into the skin without buildup and helps natural blush adhere your cheeks.


To create a warm blush for medium to dark skin tones, look no further than cacao powder. Ancient Aztecs considered it a sacred food and we consider it a divine beauty ingredient in homemade blush and facial powder. Isolated from part of the cacao bean it contains higher amounts of antioxidants than red wine, green tea, goji berries, and blueberries!



Natural blush powder will adhere best to moist skin. If you are using a liquid foundation apply blush immediately after. Or rub a drop of your favorite carrier oil like jojoba oil on your cheeks just before applying. I also love applying my handcrafted face moisturizer, then my DIY facial powder, and then blush over the top. Works perfectly!

This blush has the same texture as mineral blush. And it should be applied the same by dipping your brush into the powder, swirling it in the lid to blend, and tapping off the excess back into the container.

For the best application, use a big soft makeup brush intended for applying blush powder. Once you have your cheeks moistened and your brush correctly loaded, swipe the brush upwards across the apple of your cheeks. Apply more ever so slightly, until you achieve your desired glow.



The ingredients in these natural blush recipes are extremely shelf-stable (up to 3 years). That said, with care taken (clean brush for application on a clean face) your homemade blush will stay fresh for up to a year when stored in an airtight container. But, keep in mind every time you dip your makeup brush into the blush – you are adding your skin oils.

However, you can help extend the shelf life of DIY makeup by regularly cleaning your makeup brushes. You can also add a few drops of vitamin e when you combine your ingredients, as this will help with oxidation. We love using this simple, natural makeup brush cleaner recipe to keep things clean in our beauty routine.

Making your own blush is a great place to start on your DIY makeup journey! These recipes for natural blush go on beautifully and last all day. And let’s not forget the ingredients are clean enough to eat!


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