As you all know, I love makeup. Actually, love is an understatement! Sometimes my love for makeup can have a negative side because it can cause my skin to break out. The harsh chemicals in some makeup products is not easy on my skin. I like to try and use natural makeup, but sometimes it is hard to find. Then, I found a recipe for homemade foundation powder makeup on and I couldn’t wait to try it for myself! Here is how to make your very own foundation powder makeup.


-Arrowroot starch (or you can use corn starch)

– Cocoa powder

– Ground cinnamon

– Ground nutmeg

– Ground ginger

– Bentonite clay

– Vitamin E

– Lavender essential oil

You have to tweak the recipe a bit to make it suit your skin tone, but this is how I made it to match mine:

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour/starch. (Add more to make a lighter powder)
  • 4 TB cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp EACHnutmeg and ginger (if you have more of an olive skin complexion you may need more)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp bentonite clay
  • 10 drops of vitamin e
  • 12 drops of lavender essential oil

Add your ingredients to a glass bowl (not metal), adding the arrowroot or corn starch first, and then whisk them all together. Test the color of the powder by placing a bit on your neck or face with your finger. If you have sensitive skin or just prefer using natural products, then this powder is perfect for you!

Let me know how it turns out for you!

XOXO, Chels