Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DIY Natural Foundation - Treat Your Skin Right

I am really excited but this new skin care foundation. I have battled with acne all of my young adult and adult life. I have used large amount of foundation during this time to cover it up, which in reality make it worse and clogging more pores.

I enjoyed clear skin once in my adult life when I went on the prescription drug, Accutane. I finally had the clear skin I always wanted but at a price. There is the list of the $price$; having to be on birth control (my body hates it, make me moody, I bleed daily for months, breast soreness, etc.), excessive dry skin (chap lips constantly, very painful hemorrhoids, and dryness in the female region), COST (visits to dermatologist, lotion, hemorrhoid cream, feminine hygiene products, and buying the drug itself) time (three months of taking Accutane, doctor visit, and taking care of side effects), and then after about a year of having clear skin my acne came back

After not having to wear foundation for about a year, I came to loving having a make-up free face and saving money. When my acne came back I did not feel this great need to wear makeup to cover it up as i did before (I did and still occasionally wear foundation and other makeup when I feel like it, but it is not that often. The most is once a week.) I made this about 2 weeks ago and I have not wore it every day (still not in habit of putting on foundation), but I want too because everytime I wear it my skin feels so loved. 

I am not saying this foundation powder will clear up acne, but it will do a lot of good for the skin. Whenever I wear it my skin feels amazing, so I feel amazing. ANOTHER PLUS IS THAT IT IS THE SAME INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE HOMEMADE DRY SHAMPOO

My sources for this recipe came from the following sites; MommyPotamus and Thank Your Body.

Homemade Foundation Powder

I created link for each of the ingredients to sites that share the benefits of that ingredient for the skin. 


For the base:
Arrowroot Powder

Add one or a combination of:
Cocoa Powder, all skin tones
Ground Cinnamon, warm skin tones
Bentonite clay for cool skin tones
French green clay, minimizes redness

Add one or a combination of (optional):

My Doterra Esstentail oil site is http://www.mydoterra.com/rachellewman/

The Recipe combo that I used (BASIC)
2 tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon


Step 1: Blend 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and one tablespoon arrowroot, then check color intensity against your skin. Add additional arrowroot if a lighter color is desired, additional cocoa if a darker color is desired.
Step 2 (optional): To add warm tones to your powder foundation: Mix in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Add additional cinnamon in 1/4 teaspoon increments until the desired hue is reached.
Step 3 (optional) : To add cool tones to your powder foundation: Mix in 1 teaspoon bentonite clay. Add additional clay in 1/2 teaspoon increments until the desired hue is reached.
Step 4 (optional): To reduce reddish undertones: Mix in 1 teaspoon French green clay. Add additional clay in 1/4  teaspoon increments, testing as you go.
Step 5 (optional): Add essential oils. Stir till combined.
Step 6 (optional): If you want more of a “compact” foundation, add some jojoba/olive/almond oil to the mixture and press down into a compact. (Start with 5 drops and keep adding until it reaches your desired texture)
Step 7: To apply use a brush. Make sure to tap off excess before swiping face.


  1. What a great idea... I hadn't even thought of making foundation. I never wear it because it messes up my skin, but this actually looks healthy. Have you had problems with the cinnamon burning?

    1. I have not had problems with the cinnamon. From what i read in small amounts it is good and beneficial. For the amount i made I will not put in more than the 1 tsp.

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  3. Where did you find Arrowroot, and was it pricy?

    1. I bought mine on Amazon. But I have seen it at Walmart in a 16oz container for 3-5 dollars