How to Make Homemade Mineral Foundation

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I absolutely love a good mineral foundation – but OMG are they expensive! Just recently when I ran to Ulta to restock on my favorites the price had gone up to over $100 for one small jar.

And y’all that’s a price I just cannot justify.

So I decided to head on home and learn How to Make a Homemade Mineral Foundation.

How to Make Homemade Mineral Foundation

Items Needed to Make the Mineral Powder Foundation:

Kaolin Clay: is the base of your foundation. This clay is super gentle and light-weight. This is what will give your foundation its holding power.

Arrowroot: acts as the brightener for your mineral foundation.

Ginger: is what gives your mineral powder it’s shimmery glow. If you are sensitive to ginger use nutmeg instead.

Cinnamon: acts as a light reddish-brown bronzer for highlighting.

Cacao: provides depth with darker shades of brown.

Tumeric: is used to help balance out the tone of your mineral foundation.

Recommended Products for Making a DIY Mineral Foundation

 Organic Arrowroot Powder Kaolin Clay Powder Cacao Powder Organic


DIY Mineral Foundation

Homemade Mineral Foundation Recipes

Mineral Foundation Ingredients for Fair Skin

3 tablespoons arrowroot
2 teaspoons kaolin clay
½ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cacao powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Mineral Foundation Ingredients for Medium Skin

1 ½ tablespoons arrowroot
1 ½ tablespoons cacao powder
2 teaspoons kaolin clay
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mineral Foundation Ingredients for Dark Skin

2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 tablespoon arrowroot
2 teaspoons kaolin clay
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger

Note: If your skin has golden undertones replace cinnamon with turmeric or split it down the middle with a ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ turmeric.

Mineral Foundation Directions

  • Combine arrowroot, cocoa powder, cayenne, cinnamon, and ginger in a bowl and mix.
  • Once evenly mixed, place the ingredients into a spice grinder. Grind the mixture until smooth. Get this as smooth as you possibly can – a course mixture will not stick well to your face.
  • Pour your mineral foundation powder into an airtight glass container.

Note: Want to add in essential oils? You definitely can! Our favorites to use with these recipes (1-2 drops) are tea tree, frankincense, and cedarwood.

This recipe will keep for about 3 months in an airtight container if stored in a non-humid area.

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