Natural Homemade Foundation

Hiiiiiiiiiiiii Hellooooooooooooo!!!!

I am here to tell all how to prepare simple homemade foundation that is not only easy to prepare but also very natural. As in no harsh chemicals are used to make this foundation.

So here we go…

Ingredients Required:

  1. Arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  2. Cocoa powder
  3. Cinnamon Powder

You can find all the ingredients easily available in any super market or grocery store. It is not expensive either.

The first ingredient that is arrowroot would be white powdery in color that would make the base for our foundation. Arrowroot is basically a starch derived from the plant called rhizomes (rootstock). It will be like cornstarch. So even cornstarch can be used instead of arrowroot. But I prefer using arrowroot over cornstarch as it has amazing healing benefits and quite mild on the skin too. It is not harsh and will not cause any reaction or rash when applied over the skin. The name arrowroot was given because in ancient times it was used to treat the injured people with wounds who were hit by poisoned arrows. Both arrowroot and cornstarch are used in many cosmetic products and also in cooking as thickening agents.

The second ingredient is cocoa powder which everybody knows is the substance derived from the cocoa beans. It is the remaining substance derived from the cocoa butter which is extracted from the cocoa beans. Cocoa powder is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants and many minerals which are great for the skin. The natural cocoa powder would be light brown in color whereas the processed ones would be much darker. Try to go for the organic cocoa powder if possible. Even cocoa is used in cooking and other products.

The third and the last ingredient is cinnamon which is a spice derived from the inner bark of several trees and is used in many recipes also. Cinnamon again is rich in antioxidants and minerals which soothe the skin and helps eliminate acne and pimples. If you want to prepare cinnamon powder at home try to get thin cinnamon sticks which will be light brown in color rather than thick ones which will give a much darker shade.

How To Prepare Homemade Foundation:

Fine there is no particular measurement as such to prepare the foundation. I simply started mixing both cocoa and cinnamon powder to the arrowroot powder till I got my right shade. My skin is on the paler side so I had to mix a very tiny amount of both cocoa and cinnamon powder to get my shade and Voila!!! I succeeded.


Natural Homemade Foundation

I suggest using a very less amount of cinnamon over cocoa powder because few people may be allergic to cinnamon. The latter can be used generously.  I have a very sensitive and dry skin so I used cocoa more. Extra use of cinnamon can give a yellowish or orangey look on the paler skin. Little foundation is required for the face to get a flawless and glowing skin.

If you have dry skin simply combine the powder with any essential oils (see my earlier post) like jojoba, argan, almond or olive oils and can be used as a liquid foundation.

Hope everybody has learnt to prepare a hassle free and inexpensive homemade foundation??? Try it for yourself!!!!!


About Anuradha Raidurg

Hellllooo there!!! My name is Anuradha. I am an Human Resource professional. I am crazy about reading and blogging. I am a big fashion and beauty freak. I keep trying anything and everything which is new to the market. I post believable and sensible reviews to the viewers as I would have personally experienced and used those products. I try to keep my post as simple as possible so that the viewers can easily connect to the contents of the blog. Blogging is a great way to de-stress and that's how I catch up my me time. Keep reading and encouraging with your valuable comments!! Read on :-) Cheers!!!!!

14 thoughts on “Natural Homemade Foundation

  1. Subhalakshmi

    Hello Anu,

    I’ve been following your blogs for quite some time now and I’m a big fan of your blogs. I must say your blogs are simply superb and I should say your blogs have its own charm in addition to the accurate details. To add it, you’re writing skills are commendable and very pleasing to follow. I’ve prepared this foundation as per your instructions and using it for more than a month. I can see very positive results. Thank you so much… Well done… You rock…!!!

    Looking forward for your next blog… Keep blogging!!!

    • Thank you so much for your comments subhalakshmi. I am glad you liked my post and the foundation worked for you. Read On!!!!!!


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  8. Vandana

    hi Anu… Can you suggest some budget nice foundation for daily use please.. I have tried garner bb cream and in half an hour it oxidises to a very dark colour on face.. Lakme cc cream leaves a ghostly cast, drying .. ponds bb cream makes my skin dry and patchy and under eyes look grey.. now am tired of trying bb cc and want something that works . I have totally given up on these bb cc creams, they don’t work at all :( .. My skin tone is wheatish ..

    • Hey Vandana,
      How have you been? BB or CC creams are not for dry skinned beauties. It is mainly for oily skinned people. By your explanation I think you fall under dry skin category. You should try applying a thin layer of moisturizer before applying the foundation or choose a foundation which has moisturizers. Why don’t you try preparing your own homemade foundation? 😉 If you don’t like in powder form try mixing with olive or almond oil and then apply. You can also apply toner meant for dry skin to neutralize your skin before applying your foundation and will not oxidize the same. You can try Lakme Absolute foundations which has sunscreens too.
      Anu :-)

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