As I was blending up my morning smoothie, it dawned on me that I could use that deliciously dark organic cocoa powder to tint a natural face powder. So I rushed on over to the soap shop to grab a few more things and give it a whirl.
The results were fantastic! My simple recipe is below. The cornstarch and clay absorb oils and reduce shine while the cocoa powder and cinnamon give it a nice scent as well as a little color. You can tweak how much to use to match your skin tone. Or try substituting other powders for the base like arrow root, kaolin clay, green clay or tapioca starch.
Experiment and have fun with this. But do keep it simple. Because simple is almost always better. Enjoy!
Natural Face Powder
1/8 C cornstarch
1/8 C calcium bentonite clay (I recommend Living Clay®)
1 TBS organic cocoa powder
1 TBS organic cinnamon powder