If you have oily skin, then you know a good translucent powder is a must, especially when the weather is warm. It’s also perfect for setting makeup, and even for dusting under the arms (and other, ahem, sweaty places).
For something so simple as a translucent powder, store-bought versions can have some scary ingredients.
Talc was a common ingredient for absorbent powders in the past, but health risks are making folks think twice about using this as a face powder (or baby powder for that matter).
I choose my ingredients carefully — sometimes it’s easier said than done. But this is one of those times it was effortless. I already keep arrowroot powder in my kitchen as a thickening agent. And I keep my essential oils on hand for DIY recipes and diffusing. So I actually did zero shopping for this recipe! I chose lavender and copaiba essential oils because they are both very soothing, calming, and restorative to the skin.
Like any powder, use just a little and tap the end of your brush on the counter first (upside down) — this helps you apply it evenly, so you don’t end up with a bunch of powder in one spot on your face. Layer if necessary, but a little goes a long way. It’s always better to start with less and add more, if needed.
You will need:
- 1/4 cup organic arrowroot powder
- 2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- 2 drops copaiba essential oil (optional)
How to make:
In a small bowl, add arrowroot powder. Add essential oils and whisk gently until combined. Carefully pour into a loose powder jar. Store any extra in a small storage bowl to use later.