Introduction: DIY Face Powder - Using Ingredients in Your Kitchen!

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You are probably catching on by now that I like to make my own... well, everything! Even makeup! First, I made my own eye liner and lip balm, but this time, I had to try this and I must say it is SO awesome! Not only is it made with all natural ingredients you can find around your kitchen, but it is also non-toxic and can be used on all skin tones. And, it is SO cheap to make!!

Here's a scary thought...did you know our skin rapidly absorbs anything we put on it and goes directly into our bloodstream?!? Most women absorb 5 pounds of makeup per year!! And sadly, store-bought makeup contains many chemicals and fragrance (which can contain hundreds or thousands of chemicals alone).

Here is how you can make your own face powder:

What you need:

A container

Unsweetened cacao powder

Ground ginger

Ground clove

Ground sage


Essential Oils: I like using Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, or Geranium.


This recipe is all about experimentation to find the right combination for your skin tone. The cornstarch is used as the base. Ginger serves as the yellow tint, clove as red, sage as green and cacao as brown. For example, those who get reddened skin easily, more sage (green) would help balance your skin's color. Mix up everything and add more as needed. Test a small patch on your hand to see if it matches. What is great about this recipe is that you can always adjust the color, especially when your skin changes tone or gets darker in summer months.

Next, add your essential oils. All of my above suggestions are great for supporting the appearance of healthy-looking skin. I usually only need a few drops, depending on how much powder is being made. For 1/2 cup of powder, about 5 drops is all you need. These therapeutic grade essential oils are extremely pure and potent, so a little goes a long way (which also saves you tons of money).

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