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Monday, May 11, 2015

How To Make Zero Waste Foundation Powder

Hey Chicks! I am trying to update my makeup drawer item by item. This the is recipe for zero waste foundation powder that has worked by the best for me, as I come up with the recipes for other products I will post them and eventually make an entire ‘Zero waste makeup tutorial’, so stay tuned for that.

What you’ll need:

Arrowroot powder (buy here from DK), this will be the base of the product.

Depending on you skin colour – cocoa powder, cinnamon, but nutmeg is also quite good, blend a little in at a time until the desired colour.

Shea butter (buy here from DK), this is mostly for consistency, if you want a compact powder rather than a loose one. Warm it either with a hot spoon or in a water bath, add the other ingredients and put it in the fridge until solid.

17 thoughts on “How To Make Zero Waste Foundation Powder

  1. Bravo! to you, Mary! Please also come up with recipes for ‘Make Your Own Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Soaps, Shampoo, Conditioner, and other basic needs. In that way, the world will learn to make informed choices and contribute to reducing CO2 levels. Viva! to The Picture Of Mary! Truly, VM Chan Velarde

  2. Hi!
    I just tried your foundation powder. I didn’t have shea butter. I wonder if coconut butter would do the trick?
    The foundation is perfect as an oil-absorbing powder but I don’t think it covers anything at all. But maybe it is because I didn’t add enough cocoa powder or simply didn’t use shea butter. I’ll try to ajust the quantity.
    You have a perfect skin, by the way!

    Best regards,
    Pauline

  3. Hi- I’m happy I ran across your page. I’m just beginning to weed through all my products and go natural and zero waste as much as possible. I want to find a recipe for a good all purpose body soap like I’ve seen in the store. It’s all natural for body, shampoo and so on.== I’ve decided to over haul my life (like many people) and just get rid of it all!I don’t know why I feel so strongly about doing this now and so many others are doing it now but So much stuff… So many wasted containers, packaging on products to just throw away. Waste Not Want Not…I just found your page so I will get busy reading. Thanks. Dee in Oregon

  4. Hey,
    Thank you for your great inspiring work!
    You are really pushing my motivation to come even closer to “zero waste”!:)

    As Arrowroot powder is quiet hard for me to get from any local store do you think that bio cornstarch would also do the job?
    I really want to avoid shoping online..

    Have a great time!!
    All the best
    Diana

  5. Hey!

    This is brilliant and so simple. Love it. How many spoons did you use for each product? What would you use for a litter skin? More of the arrowroot powder? Would really help.

    Have a great day & take car ॐ
    Nadine

  6. Hey! I just found your page via a zero waste YouTuber and I can’t wait to try this foundation :) Would you recommend using cocoa powder or cinnamon for light skin? (I have very light skin :p)

    Have a wonderful day!

    Sarah

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