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homemade powder foundation

Plant Powder Foundation

Store-brought foundations have words listed in the ingredients that normal people can’t pronounce. Not to mention what it does to our skin and eyes.

This all natural herbal and plant powder foundation is beautifully sheer, but good for your skin too. You don’t have to worry about itchy red eyes and skin, and inhaling harmful powders.  It absorbs oils and keeps face fresh all day.

Works best on clean skin, apply a moisturizer, let it dry, and then apply your powder foundation.  It works well without the moisturizer too.

Healthy Ingredients:

arrowroot powder – absorbs moisture so it lasts longer

cocoa powder – chock-full of amazing skin-friendly vitamins and minerals, like magnesium, vitamin C, and omega-6 fatty acids that increase blood flow and promote cellular healing

shea butter – a superfood for your skin (and hair) that can smooth wrinkles, fine lines and scars, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, deeply moisturizing, skin strengthening and protecting, UV protecting, skin regenerating, collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger), and for minor cuts and burns healing

aloe oil and almond oil – to heal and protect skin

French green clay – to cover red undertones (opt.)

Bentonite clay – cools the skin tone (opt.)

Vitamin E – contains natural antioxidants which extend the life of your products.


Mix arrowroot powder and cocoa powder, using the shades selection below.  Using a mortar and pestle or back of spoon, get all the lumps out and mix well.

Add 1 drop aloe oil, 1 drop almond oil, 1 drop Vitamin E, and a small amount of shea butter (smaller than the size of pencil eraser). Mix well, making sure there are no wet lumps left.

The recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc. for even more!  Does not spoil, so make a large batch when you get your shade. 


If you wish to use one of the clays, add them now.  You will have to add a pinch at a time until you get the shade you want.  It should take only a pinch or two.

The finished powder will look like the photo above.  Well blended with soft balls that break up when touched.  The powder is very soft and smooth when you press with your spoon or fingertip.

This is the recipe I created, but you can work with it to get your perfect shade.

  • Very Light – 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder, 1/8 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • Light – 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • Medium – 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • Tan – 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder, 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • Dark or Bronzer – 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder, 2 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • Very Dark – 1 teaspoon Arrowroot Powder, 3 teaspoon Cocoa Powder

How To Use:

Place your finished powder in any wide mouth jar.  Using a powder makeup brush, dip into your powder, tap off the extra, and apply to face in a circular motion.  It’s best to apply a thin layer.

If you’re using green clay, it will look “greenish” at first, but it will blend in a few minutes.

Sorry, it will not hide dark circles because of the sheer coverage, but it will tone them down.

Do not get moisture in your jar to avoid bacterial growth.

Were To Get Your Ingredients:

You can purchase the powders with us (see button below).  Yes, you can use the cocoa powder from the supermarket.  For Vitamin E, you can use the liquid from the gel caps. Pick up the oils at the supermarket or online.

Don’t Feel Like Making Your Own?