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Have you ever considered making your own blush? You might be surprised at how simple this DIY Blush Recipe is. It can even be customized for your skin tone and only has 3 ingredients! How awesome is that?

So Why Make Your Own Blush?

There are a few really good reason to dive into DIY and make your own blush:

1. Avoid Toxic Ingredients

Conventional blush contains a laundry list of questionable ingredients, including:

  • TalcAn anti-caking agent that has been linked to respiratory problems. And although studies claim cosmetic grade talc is free of contaminants, talc has been known to include asbestos fibers. (Big red flag!)
  • FragranceAccording to the Environmental Working Group, “The word “fragrance” or “parfum” on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.” (Read more about the side effects of fragrance here.)
  • Propylparaben, MethylparabenParabens are a preservative used in many personal care products. Unfortunately, they mimic estrogen in the body and can be hormone disruptors as well. To be safe, avoiding all forms of parabens would be a great idea!

2. It’s Super Easy to Make

This blush recipe can be made in under 5 minutes using all natural ingredients. Now, how can you argue with that? 🙂

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What You Will Need

Hibiscus Flower Powder:

Hibiscus Flowers are popular in many teas. These gorgeous flowers create a wine red tea and have been used as a natural dye. They provide a deep wine colored base for your DIY blush.

Rosehips Powder:

You know how much I love Rosehip Seed Oil for the skin. I’ve written about the benefits here and I love it in my skin supporting lip balm recipe here.

So it’s no surprise that Rosehips have made their way into another beauty recipe. Rosehips Powder is made from the fruit of the rose. It is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and E. Much more impressive than the ingredients in conventional blush.

Rosehips Powder has a yellow/orange coloring and helps to balance out the deep hues of the Hibiscus Flower Powder. I recommend sourcing from a place you trust. I prefer Mountain Rose Herbs.

Arrowroot Powder:

Arrowroot powder is a natural powdered root starch. It can be used in place of corn starch in many recipes and is a favorite in homemade deodorant recipes. In our blush recipe, it will provide the bonding agent for our blush that helps it adhere to the skin. You can find arrowroot at your local stores or on Amazon here.


Although the Rosehip and Hibiscus come in powdered form, to create a blush that actually stays on the skin you need to grind the powders. I used a coffee grinder to create a super fine powder. This is the coffee grinder I have.

All Natural DIY Blush Recipe

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All Natural DIY Blush - Customize To Your Skin Tone

All Natural DIY Blush - Customize To Your Skin Tone

Have you ever considered making your own blush? You might be surprised at how simple this DIY Blush Recipe is. It can even be customized for your skin tone and only has 3 ingredients! How awesome is that?



  1. Place all ingredients in coffee grinder or blender
  2. Blend for about 30 seconds into a super fine powder
  3. Apply to skin using a brush.

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Customizing Your DIY Blush

  • To create a more peachy colored blush, reduce the amount of hibiscus and increase the amount of rosehips powder.
  • To create a deeper wine colored blush, reduce the amount of rosehips powder.
  • Play around until you find the perfect blend for your skin!

Application Tips:

  • Make sure you grind all ingredients together in your grinder so they can create an even, beautiful color.
  • This natural blush will adhere better to moist skin. I recommend applying immediately after liquid foundation. If you don’t use a liquid foundation, rub a small amount of your favorite carrier oil onto your skin before applying.

Have you ever made your own DIY Blush? I would love to hear about it!

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