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Homemade natural face powder is the easiest makeup to make! Just three ingredients and suddenly you’ve made your own face powder for practically pennies!

A few years back, I realized that the makeup I used was full of toxic ingredients.

Perhaps not at the level of toxicity that would kill me instantly, but the ingredients were harmful enough that I didn’t want to risk anything even if I wouldn’t notice for another twenty years.

I have long since switched to natural makeup. When I go looking for a new natural product, I like to make sure it’s as close to perfectly natural as possible.

I mean isn’t that the point of making the switch in the first place; to avoid harmful ingredients?

I found a nice brand of natural makeup and I still use it for most of my makeup needs.

However, when I ran out of the natural face powder I decided I needed to look into making my own as that stuff was expensive!

Homemade Natural Face Powder

I couldn’t afford to spend $30 just on one thing of face powder and even if I could, I would rather save that money to use elsewhere.

This led me to homemade natural face powder. I love making my own makeup. It’s so easy to make and costs me next to nothing.

I know that the ingredients are all natural and not harmful because I’m the one making the product!

Homemade natural face powder is one of the easiest makeups to make! Just three ingredients and suddenly you’ve made your own face powder for practically pennies!

all natural facial powder

What are the three ingredients in this face powder?

Arrowroot Powder

This is the safer version of cornstarch. Not that cornstarch is horribly unsafe but it can pose allergy issues and is often made from GMO’s, thus I prefer to use arrowroot over cornstarch but the two are interchangeable.

Arrowroot powder helps make your skin soft and silky and it is the base of this homemade natural face powder.

Cocoa Powder

Not only does cocoa powder act as the main coloring ingredient in this DIY but it’s also beneficial for your skin! Cocoa powder contains antioxidants which helps heal and repair any skin damage.


This spice does provide a tiny bit of coloring but the reason I love adding cinnamon to my face powder is because it’s helpful for acne.

It’s also a natural skin plumper which I’ll admit didn’t strike me as an amazing trait but then I realized that means that it helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles!

Homemade Natural Face Powder - Just three ingredients and suddenly you've made your own face powder for practically pennies! #diybeauty #homemademakeup #facepowder #greenbeauty

Homemade Natural Face Powder

Light Powder

2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Medium Powder

2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Dark Powder

2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1 Tbs. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Place ingredients into a bowl.
Mix well, use the back of a spoon to break up any cocoa powder clumps.
Start out with the shade closest to your skin tone but to get a perfect match you may need to add more cocoa powder or cinnamon.
Transfer to a clean jar or old compact container.

To use:
Lightly apply to a makeup brush and apply as you would normally. Go lightly however, as this is a loose powder and you do not need much.

Additionally you can add in a bit of cinnamon and/or nutmeg. These two ingredients can boost the glow and depth of the face powder. Mix all ingredients well; you do not want any clumps. Transfer to a clean jar or old compact container.

Note: Cinnamon can be a common face irritant so if you wish to use it, I recommend doing a test patch first.

Need more DIY makeup ideas? Check out my DIY natural blush!