How To Make Natural Powdered Blush

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.

Homemade beet root blush

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.

How to make beet root blush

Homemade beet root blush 3Here are 5 different shades I made. It was so incredibly easy.

Different shades of blush using beet rootThat’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. :)Homemade beet root blushHave you ever made your own blush using beet root? What other ingredients did you add to it?

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marissa l

i always love your DIYs, brigette! thanks for this one xx

Love the shade of pink that comes from the beet root powder, it’s exactly the color blush I use, and I would love to switch to this organic version.

It makes such a pretty shade! I never wear blush because I can’t ever find my perfect color and I end up looking like i’m really hot, lol…so I really want to try this :)

This is so awesome! I saw beet root powder at the health food store just the other day and was thinking it could be made into blush but I wasn’t sure what else to add to it to lighten it. Perfect! Thank you for the inspiration, making your own skin care products is so much fun. I’m excited to try experimenting with makeup <3 xoxo

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I love this idea! Do you find that it lasts well?


That’s such a fun idea, how long is the end product good for?


Does it wash off of your skin easily? Beet juice stains so badly, is the powder the same?


Had heard about using ground Hibiscus flowers but not beets. Hmmm, might be time to do a comparison. I use cornstarch for a “mineral veil” with a touch of pearlized mica- is arrowroot better?

This is brilliant. I have to try it!


Does it stain?

This is one of the greatest posts I have ever read! Great idea!


I’ve tried this before– unfortunately the beet oxidizes on the skin after a few hours and it turns more of a tan color (no longer pink).

It would be very lovely, unfortunately it’s difficult for me to find the ingredients near my home except online. This is great idea anyway, perhaps I can look for another potential ingredient and have fun with experiment. I would love to have a peachy color blush! Thanks.

That is incredible!!! I would love to make some for myself!! :D

oooo maybe I’ll do that

I have read your blog post and it was really amazing! thanks for sharing this awesome contents. I will back to read your more contents.

Beautiful post! Thank you for the idea, I am inspired to create this today!

so happy about this! one reason I refuse to use make up is the mystery behind the production,testing and ingredients but now I can do my own little beauty alchemy…keep this sweet genius stuff coming!

Wow these will make perfect gifts for friends!


I can’t get this to stick to my face. Do you have any tips for that?

Loving the beetroot powder. All thing au natural

Linda Matthews

I am going to try this! I love to a natural make-up. Just order beet powder. I wondered if rice flour would work in place of the arrowroot flour. Rice flour is very fine.


ti tyb

Seriously awesome idea! I have been trying to transition to all natural cosmetics, and I love the pinky color that the beetroot gives. I am going to order some beet root powder, and try mixing it up with the other ingredients for a perfect shade. Super excited. Thank You!!!! Aleks from


Is there another powder that I can use to replace the arrowroot powder? Unfortunately, you cannot buy arrowrot powder where I live.