Sometimes you just want to rush out the door and don’t have time for a major overhaul of your face. Or, you love the finished look you get with cream foundation and powder — you just feel more pulled together and “finished.”
This face powder is a delight, so smooth and silky with a light-medium coverage, and it blends so well with your own skin-tone. With the healthy addition of essential oils… ahh the scent of it!! It’s a pleasure to put on my make-up now. Even if that make-up for the day is a fluff of powder and a swipe of mascara!
• Arrowroot flour
• Good-quality cocoa powder
• Cinnamon (ground)
• Nutmeg (ground)
• Ginger (ground)
• Bentonite clay
• Vitamin E liquid
• Pure Lavender essential oil (where to buy)
• Pure Frankincense essential oil (where to buy)
Gather all of your ingredients together, including a non-metallic bowl (Bentonite Clay does not play nice with metal…I used ceramic). P.S. for some reason the cinnamon did not get in this picture…I think it ran away with the spoon.
The amount you use of each ingredient will greatly depend on your skin complexion. I have fair – medium toned skin so this combo works perfect for me:
• 1/2 cup Arrowroot Powder. This is your base. You can go back later and add more if you need to lighten it up.
• 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
• 1/4 teaspoon EACH nutmeg and ginger (if you have more of an olive skin complexion you may need more)
• 2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 4 teaspoons bentonite clay
• 10 drops of vitamin E (I used 6 caplets — it’s what I had)
• 12 drops of lavender essential oil & 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil (feel free to use oils you like or for your skin type/issue)
Add Lavender and Frankincense essential oil.
- I also added at this point my Vitamin E capsules. Unfortunately I couldn’t take a picture of that. What with poking the capsule and squeezing out the goodness there were no more hands to take the pic! But you know how its done!
Stir all ingredients well to combine.
Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients we are using to make our face powder:
I have read many recipes, and they call for either Cornstarch OR Arrowroot powder. With the current situation with GMO and my residence currently in a small town without access to a whole foods store to purchase non-GMO cornstarch. I opted to use the Arrowroot powder because it is what I had on hand. You could use non-GMO cornstarch if you prefer. However, I have found in the past that the arrowroot powder blends better and feel nicer on the skin than the cornstarch does. You decide which you like best for you and your skin.
Tinting the Powder
To tint your powder, we are using natural ingredients from our kitchens! You can use cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cocoa powder for a variety of tints and shades. Start with a little and keep adding till you like what you see and it is a similar tone of your skin. Remember it will appear darker than it will go on your face. If your more pink-toned skin use more cinnamon, more olive-toned skin use more cocoa powder.
Add Oils, Essential Oils and/or Glycerin
Now is the time to put all the goodies and yummies into your powder. If you want your powder to be less powdery, add a drop or two of glycerin. If you add even more glycerin this powder would then turn into a pressed powder! Vitamin E helps to preserve your powder and also is very beneficial for the skin. I also added essential oils to my powder. All of the oils below are extremely beneficial to the skin, especially if you are using the purest & highest grade essential oils possible, which I do and you can find out more information about what I use HERE.
Oils Good for Oily Skin and Acne
- Tea Tree
Oils Good For Aging Skin, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
I hope you enjoy wearing this powder as much as I enjoyed making it. I would love to hear how it turned out for you…leave me a comment!