Commercial cosmetics are laden with toxins. Some common ingredients found in commercial cosmetics include BHA and BHT, as well as formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and heavy metals. These toxins can easily get absorbed into your skin and cause irritation. On top of the harmful chemicals commercial cosmetics contain, they are often expensive. If you want to have great skin and skip all those harmful chemicals, consider making your own cosmetics at home for half the cost.
How To Make A Homemade Natural Blush:
Homemade cosmetics are easier to make than you think. Simple herbal ingredients are not difficult to find. Making your own blush is a good place to start on your DIY makeup journey. The ingredients to make your own blush are all available from online retailers like Amazon and we have provided links in the ingredients list below.
- hibiscus powder
- beet root powder
- peach petal flower
- cocoa powder
- travel size glass cosmetic containers
- small bowl
- measuring spoons
The Health Benefits Of The Ingredients:
Arrowroot is a small, perennial herb with broad, flat, ovate-shaped leaves. It’s native to South America and can grow to a height of 3 to 5 feet. The root, from which the power derives, is a small, cylindrical-shaped, cream-white/light red tuber. It’s normally used as a digestion aid an in gluten-free baking, but it’s also a great skin absorbent and thickening agent. Its light texture absorbs easily into skin without buildup.
Hibiscus is an exotic plant with vibrant petals that are fanned in the shape of a trumpet. Its blooms come is a variety of colors including red, pale yellow and pink. It’s often used in herbal teas and medicines. Some of its health benefits include: increasing skin elasticity, rich in antioxidants, evening skin tone, purifying your skin and boosting moisture.
Beet root is an amazing tuber with a whole host of benefits. Not only does it add a pretty color to your skin, it’s high in folate which helps to stimulate the production and repair of skin cells. Whether you put it on your face or roast a beet or two for Sunday dinner, beets will give you great skin.
This brown powder is more than just for desserts. It’s packed with antioxidants that help repair skin cells and neutralize harmful free radicals. Try to use the highest quality you can get for dietary and cosmetic use.
The amounts you use will vary by person. You’ll have to experiment with quantities of each ingredient to find the shade that works with your skin tone. Start with a base of about 1/2 tsp of arrowroot and darken as needed. The more arrowroot you add, the softer/lighter the blush.
Since my skin tone is a medium-olive color, I prefer for my blush to be more of a maroonish color. Hibiscus powder has a browner/deeper color versus the beet root powder, which is more of a pink-red. For this combo, I went with a 1/2 teaspoon of arrowroot, cocoa, hibiscus and beet root. Mix well with a spoon until completely blended.
This combination is one part each of hibiscus, beet root and arrow root powders. The result is a pretty pink that will help brightened up light and dark skin tones alike.
For a barely-there flush to your cheeks, this peach blend is perfect. Use one part beet root, peach petal and arrow root powders. This blend is perfect for lighter skin tones.
Store the blush in air tight, glass cosmetic pot. Make them in small batches. The blush will stay fresh for a few months, but every time you dip your makeup brush or fingertips into the powder, you are adding your skin oils. Making small batches when you need them will keep them fresher for longer.