All Natural Homemade Blush

All Natural Homemade Blush

It seemed only natural to make my own homemade blush after trying my hand at mascara, lip balm, and bronzer. But I really didn’t think about doing it until someone left a comment requesting it. (See how useful your comments are!) But I really loved how this all natural homemade blush turned out. It’s perfect to “awaken” my sometimes ghostly white face.

Of course I don’t need to tell you why homemade blush is a good idea, right? Besides putting the power back in your hands, you avoid any nasty chemical toxins that may be commercial brands. Plus, like so many of my recipes, it’s easy.

Time to experiment

Keep in mind that with all makeup there is a continuum of “what works” for every individual. This is especially true when we start making things like bronzer, blush, or foundation. What works for me may not work for you. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to adjust and adapt this recipe to work with your skin tones and desired outcome.

With that in mind, you should probably know that I’m extremely pale. And I’m not a huge makeup person. Therefore, my blush of choice is light and subtle. So rather than give you an exact recipe, I’m giving you the jumping off point to find your perfect shade. Are you ready?


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  1. Heather P

    Oh my gosh I so want to do this! I am in the process of ridding all my old toxic makeup in exchange for Mineral Fusion (a Denver based company that donates to National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV). But to make my own would be so satisfying!

  2. Ginny

    I wonder if you could use this basic recipe to make powder eye shadow…just replace the hibiscus powder with something? That could be your next experiment!! :)

    1. Post author

      That would be fun! I’ve actually used my tinted lip balm before as an eye shadow. Shhhh… don’t tell anyone. 😉

  3. Katie

    I can’t wait to try this! I have loved all your natural make-up tutorials. I like make-up but don’t like all the nasty stuff that goes into the commercial brands.

    Thanks for creating these make-up “recipes”!

  4. Dawnhoxie

    Have you tried adding a little rubbing alchohol to the mic and letting it sit over night?? It would make it a compressed powder instead of loose, I prefer compressed because I tend to make a mess with the loose powdered ones. Try it and let me know how it works out for you.

    1. Post author

      I would probably add 15 – 30 drops of essential oil instead of rubbing alcohol. That’s what I did with my bronzer… helped keep it compact, smells good, and you can tailor it to do great things for your skin, too! :)

  5. Jodi

    Could you use other things as pigment…like beet root powder or the purple of dulse leaves in powder and tailor the color? I have some things left from other projects.

    1. Post author

      Of course! Beet root powder is probably the most common coloring for things like lipstick and blush (of the homemade variety, of course). I’m not super familiar with dulse leaves, but I say experiment and have fun.

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    1. Post author

      I got mine at my local health foods store in the their herb section. I’m sure you could also find them online. :)

      1. catgrrrl

        My husband & I were shopping in a Costco ‘business’ store recently (they don’t care if you actually have a business)& came upon the cutest selection of various sizes of the ‘diamond’ glass canning jars. There’s also an ‘open to the public’ restaurant supply near. Think outside the box. You might find something perfect! :)

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  11. Brooke

    I love the idea of all natural make up! I plan to make the foundation, blush, and bronzer soon! Where did you get the cute little containers to hold the powder?

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  14. Kim

    I loved this idea and ordered dried hibiscus and ground it in my coffee grinder so I could make it fresh. I do have to be careful when I put it on because it gets in my eye! Also, the cinnamon can burn a little. But I absolutely love having it and knowing what I’m putting on my skin!

  15. Ashlyn

    I’ve been in search of natural makeup. This has really helped me. I am a Mary Kay girl. I grew up on Mary Kay, and I expected to die with Mary Kay. But, after learning about the junk put in makeup, I’m pretty sold on this recipe. This is amazing. I’ve been in search of good recipes to use for my natural makeup class. Of course, credit to you for this this little gem of an internet find!

  16. preeti

    Thankyou Robin,for sharing these wonderful beauty recipes with us.Itz really helpful.I m happy that i dont have to use chemical products anymore :).And im planing to make this natural blush bt can u suggest an alternative for arrowroot? and does arrowroot have any side-effects?(I have fair Indian skin tone).

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      Cornstarch can usually be substituted, although it’s a bit heavier on the skin. You may not need much of either, though, with your skin tones.

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  18. Shelley Alexander

    Thanks Robin for this easy-to-do recipe for homemade blush! I found it in VGN. I’m into green beauty so this is perfect for me to make. I have to share on my FB page and Pinterest.

  19. sarah woon

    Hi Robin I’m so glad I chanced upon this. I’m Chinese and am thinking I may add a little turmeric powder to the foundation recipe I saw in your other recipe. :) I just bought some dried rose petals…how would I go about making this a powder? I see some comments above saying they’d grind dried hibiscus… would a food processor do the trick?? Or maybe a mortar and pestle instead? So excited to try this!! :)

    Homemade eyeliner recipe …any chance?
    Also is coconut oil that’s used for cooking the same as coconut oil bottled for use on hair? Sorry if this is a silly question… :p

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      I’d think a small blender or mortar would work just great. :)

      As for your second question, I’m not sure what you are asking. Can you rephrase it? Not silly… just not sure what you mean. 😉

      1. sarah woon

        Hahaha…Cos I see coconut oil in the cooking section of the supermarket and cooking oil in the hair care section (different products or no??) I suppose I just have to read the labels and apply some common sense but I wanted to know what you used… 😀

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      1. Joann

        Hello Robin
        I literally use as my day and night moisturizer the cold compressed Coconut oil. Its the best thing to use especially under your makeup.

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      Great question… not sure. I almost wonder if you could dry peaches and make a powder… but I haven’t ever tried to know if it’s be an epic failure or super awesome.

    2. Maria

      TURMERIC! Add some turmeric and it will give a peachy colour to your blush.
      Turmeric are awesome for everything, it beats acne for example.

  21. sarah

    i used beetroot powder in mine; just popped open a few capsules. works great :-)

    also works nicely in lip balm for a plummy tint!

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  23. Annie

    Where can i find pure, organic vitamin E to use in the blush? I tried Amazon, but it’s a complete jungle of vitamin E oils,and I’d like one as pure as possible.

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      I’m not sure if it’s the pursest out there, but I like Jason’s brand. From what I can tell it’s high quality, especially for beauty products.

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  25. Katie

    I’m looking forward to trying your make up recipes! I was wondering with the powdered make up, is there a time frame they stay good? Do I need to worry about them spoiling? Thank you!

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      I think they can spoil, eventually… but since there’s no water to attract bacteria it will probably last quite a while.

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  29. Beth Taormina

    I made the blush with beet root powder instead of hibiscus powder, and it dusts right off. The blush won’t stay on my skin. What should I do?

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      I haven’t tried beet root powder for this to know for sure… maybe try adding some shea butter or essential oils to give it a little more “body” and hold?

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  31. Sereina

    I’m really enjoying all your homemade makeup posts! Recently I made your mascara, which I love, and have made my own foundation as well. Now I’m working on blush, but am having some problems and am wondering if you (or anyone else!) would have any advise.

    The problem I have is the blush not showing. I’ve made three batches so far, two with beet root powder and one with hibiscus powder. The hibiscus one is the best of the three as it’s the only one that shows, but it’s still so very faint and won’t build up, so I can’t see it on my face at all. The beet root powder doesn’t show at all, even after I blended it to get the powder more finer. Any suggestions?

          1. Lyvia

            where can I get those powders? Do you make it yourself? If you make those powders, can you tell me the step by steps how to make hibiscus powders and the carrot powders?, Many thanks… Love this.

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