Organic Makeup Recipes

I love organic makeup recipes and learning how to make mineral makeup has been an awesome journey. I am now sharing a complete line of mineral makeup shades for all to use to make your own mineral makeup!

I have spent years developing some awesome organic makeup recipes and have a lot of women tell me it is the best makeup they have ever tried.

Making mineral makeup is very simple with the right recipes. If you can make cookies, you can make mineral makeup. You will also save a ton of money. Make one jar for under $2.


Below are basic organic makeup recipes for light, medium and dark skin. All of the ingredients used in the recipes can be purchased at www.pvsoap.com. You can also buy the jars there.

You will most likely need to adjust the color to fit your skin.

  • If the color is too dark for you add more titanium dioxide.
  • If the color is too yellow add more red in very small quantities.
  • If the color is too pink add more yellow in very small quantities.
  • If the color is too light add more brown iron oxide in very small quantities.
  • Each recipe should make 7-8 jars or makeup.

Recipe for Light Skin

Titanium dioxide 4 TBS + 1 tsp

Zinc oxide 4 tsp

Kaolin clay 4 tsp

Brown iron oxide 1/2 tsp

Deep red iron oxide 1/8 tsp

Yellow iron oxide 3 tsp

Serecite mica 4 tsp

Measure all ingredients except mica together in a magic bullet of container with a lid that can be shaken vigorously.

Add the mica and continue to blend or shake.

Recipe for Medium Skin

Titanium dioxide 5 TBS

Zinc oxide 5 tsp

Kaolin clay 4 tsp

Brown iron oxide 1 tsp

Deep red iron oxide 1/2 tsp

Yellow iron oxide 6 1/4 tsp

Serecite mica 4 1/2 tsp

Measure all ingredients except mica together in a magic bullet of container with a lid that can be shaken vigorously.

Add the mica and continue to blend or shake.

Recipe for Dark Skin

Titanium dioxide 3 TBS

Zinc oxide 3 tsp

Kaolin clay 6 tsp

Brown iron oxide 4 1/2 tsp

Deep red iron oxide 1/2 tsp

Yellow iron oxide 12 tsp

Serecite mica 3 tsp

Measure all ingredients except mica together in a magic bullet of container with a lid that can be shaken vigorously.

Add the mica and continue to blend or shake.


Basic Blush Recipe

Blush mica 2 TBS

Titanium dioxide 1 TBS

Deep red iron oxide 1/2 tsp

Serecite mica 4 TBS

Measure into jar and blend or shake. For a pinker blush add more blush mica or ultamarine pink. For a darker blush add more deep red iron oxide. For a bronzer blush add brown iron oxide.


Easily Convert Your Mineral Makeup to a Liquid Foundation

Melt 2 TBS of coconut oil in a double boiler. Add 1/2 tsp of your favorite essential oil. I recommend orange, lavender or lemon. If you have some, add 1 tsp vitamin E.

Dump some mineral makeup into a empty jar. Add some of the coconut oil mixture in a little at a time and stir until the mineral makeup is covered. Adding more oil will make a lighter foundation. Less oil will make a heavier foundation.

You may wish to make a thicker foundation to use as a concealer and a lighter foundation to use for your whole face.

If you have any questions about these organic makeup recipes, please email me at essentiallybasic@gmail.com.


Benefits of Making Your Own Mineral Makeup

  • Cost! You can make your own organic makeup for as little as $2 a jar.
  • Ability to adjust foundation color with color changes in your skin. For example most women get a little darker in the winter and a little lighter in the summer.
  • Environmentally friendly. Use the same jars over and over.
  • Easily make your own blush and eyeshadow.
  • Easily convert your mineral foundation to a creamy liquid foundation whenever you feel like using liquid.

You will need a small mixing device such as a magic bullet or you can mix it in a glass bowl and smash the minerals together with a spoon. If you use this method you may also have to put it in a container and shake it vigorously to get the minerals to blend.


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