Makeup is expensive and contains harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. These toxins get absorbed into our skin each time we use them.
This goes a long way to accounting why our skin breaks out the way it does. Using natural ingredients is good for our skin and you can make them for less than half the cost at home.
The Health Benefits Of The Ingredients:
Arrowroot is a small, perennial herb with broad, flat, ovate-shaped leaves. The powder from the root of the plant is what you will be using, it is often used as an aid to digestion and gluten-free baking. It is really good for the skin, is absorbent and is a thickening agent. It is light in texture and absorbs well into the skin without any build up.
Hibiscus is an exotic plant with vibrant petals. It blooms in varying colors such as red, pink and pale yellow. You will find it often used in herbal tea. The health benefits for your skin is that it increases skin elasticity, it is rich in antioxidants and evens out your skin tone, it will purify your skin and boost moisture.
Beetroot is an amazing root plant. Often used for cooking and a natural way to dye clothing. It has an amazing color, it is high in folate which will help with skin repair.
This wonderful powder is not just for cooking and making delicious desserts. It is full of antioxidants that will repair your skin. Purchase the highest quality for the best results.
How To Make A Homemade Natural Blush:
Making your own blush is way easier than you may think. You can easily source all of the ingredients required from a health store or even Amazon.
Peach petal flower
Travel size glass cosmetic containers
The amounts you use vary due to your skin tone; you will find you need to experiment a bit at first so make only small batches until you get your blush just right. If you start with about ½ tsp of arrowroot and go from there, the more arrowroot you add the lighter your blush will become.
My skin is a medium-olive tone, I like my blush to be more of a maroon color. As the Hibiscus powder is brown, a deeper color than the beetroot powder, I combined the two. For this combo, it is a ½ teaspoon of arrowroot, cocoa, hibiscus and beetroot. Mix well until it is completely blended.
This combination will be a ½ teaspoon of hibiscus, beetroot and arrowroot powder. This gives a nice pink blush suitable for light and dark skin tones.
For a barely-there blush to your cheeks, this peach blend would be best for you. Combine a ½ teaspoon of beetroot powder, peach petal and arrowroot powder. This is great for lighter skin tones.
Store in an airtight container cosmetic pot. Only make in small batches as a little goes a long way, it can stay fresh up to a few months, but remember each time you use it using your make up brush or your fingers you are transferring your skins natural oil to the blush.