Update: This post originally ran February 10th, 2014, but we wanted to bring it back to get your cheeks all rosy for spring!
Making your own natural makeup is a beautiful way to feel good about what you’re putting on your skin, and this recipe only has a few ingredients.
All you really need is some beet root powder, but you can customize your shade using some other natural ingredients, as well.
To make beet root powder, first boil or bake a few beets, then peel them, cut them into thin strips, and dehydrate them using an oven or a dehydrator. If you use an oven, you’ll want to keep it at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, with the door propped open to avoid moisture buildup. After 8-10 hours, they should be fully dehydrated. To turn them into a powder, put them in a food processor until you have a fine powder.
I don’t own a dehydrator, and my oven doesn’t function at low temperatures, so I opted to purchase beet root powder instead. You should be able to find some at your health food or vitamin store, but you can certainly purchase it online if not. Try to find an organic kind if possible — like this. If it comes it capsule form, just pull the capsules open to release the powder, then discard the empty capsules.
To customize your shade, you can add arrowroot flower to lighten it, cocoa powder to darken it, and ground ginger to add a little shimmer! Play around with different shades until you find what works best for you. I personally love bright pink blush, so I like using beet root powder in its pure form.
That’s all there is to it! Find a nice little screw-top jar to store your blush in, and carry it with you wherever you go. :)Have you ever made your own blush using beet root? What other ingredients did you add to it?
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