Today I'm sharing an easy peasy method for making your own non-toxic, all natural blush! It only takes three ingredients and can be completely customized to your preferred shade!
All you need to get blushing is fine beetroot powder (I buy mine from Mountain Rose Herbs), arrowroot powder (can find in many grocery stores; similar to cornstarch), and cacao powder. If you're going for a more pinky color, you don't even need the cacao!
Start by putting about 1 & 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder into your container. If you have an old powder blush container, perfect! My blush is currently in a baggie until I can get a container, but works all the same (now I'm blushing ☺️)!
Now add beetroot powder incrementally until you reach your desired pink hue. For a more peachy, bronzed pink blush, add a small amount of cacao powder incrementally as well. To start, I recommend 1/4 teaspoon and you can build from there.
From the bottom left image above, I added another 1/2 teaspoon beetroot powder and 1/4 teaspoon cacao...my total amounts ended up being 1 & 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder, 1 & 1/4 teaspoons beetroot powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cacao powder. I have medium dark, olive skin so I needed a fairly dark blush to make an impact.
My finished product!!
Simply apply as you would regular powder blush. Make sure your face is moisturized prior to application, but give the moisturizer 10 minutes or so to set in before you apply. Moisturized skin will help the blush stick, but too much moisture might cause things to get a little funky :)