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Clean Living // Organic Foundation Recipe

Whipping up homemade makeup concoctions have been one of my favorite parts of this clean living series. What's nice about this particular recipe is that it's ideal for absorbing oil, which is helpful as the weather starts to warm up. Plus, as always, there are no chemicals that are harsh on your sensitive skin.


Arrowroot Powder
Cocoa Powder
Green clay
nutmeg (optional)

Begin by mixing together equal parts of arrowroot powder and green clay. I did half of a cup of each. Then, mix in a small amount of cocoa powder. This is to determined by your own skin complexion and how dark you'd like the foundation to be.

To use, apply with a soft makeup brush evenly throughout your face, highlight your T zone, and work outwards.

*This recipe produces a 'green' tint when first applied, but will disappear once it's set onto your skin.


  1. Perfectly simple. This is a DIY even a non-DIYer can hop on board with.
    Thanks, Kinsey xx

  2. Whoa! That's so cool! Were do you buy your ingredients from?

  3. This is crazy neat. Does it stay on most of the day?

  4. Wow, Kinsey :-) You always come up with the coolest, natural recipes. They are quite easy too! Thanks for sharing this :-)

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star

  5. Nice DIY :)

  6. Great, great, stuff. Esp since makeup can be so expensive. Any chance we can see a photo of you wearing this?

  7. wow-- i cannot believe it's that easy. i must try it!

  8. I have to try this. I've tried a more lotion/cream natural foundation.. but not a powder. Great Idea!!


  9. Wow, this is pretty impressive! I use cocoa powder mixed with cornstarch for a dry shampoo substitute and I love smelling like chocolate! I bet I wouldn't mind a chocolate face as well!


  10. Ooo, this looks super simple. Love it.

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  11. this is such a great idea. I'm always afraid of the many chemicals in foundation. I'm going to give this a try for sure!

    xo, em

  12. This looks so natural and easy to do :)

  13. It would be great if you could show before and after pictures of you wearing it!

  14. Sweet! Any thoughts on how the coverage is?

  15. This looks awesome! What kind of green clay do you use? Thanks!



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