Simple Homemade Face Powder

This is my go-to weekend face powder. I like to let my skin breathe on the weekends and for running errands I only need light coverage. It helps me to conserve my other face powder for during the work week when I need more coverage (I use Ava Anderson Nontoxic).


The Bentonite Clay draws out impurities, metals, and toxins from your pores. It’s gentle enough to use directly on your skin. My husband and I both use the clay weekly (mixed equally with apple cider vinegar and a few drops essential oil, usually Tea Tree or Lavender) as a facial mask.

“Thanks to the clay’s special ability to act as an antibiotic treatment when applied topically to the skin, the clay can help to calm skin infections” [2]

The Arrowroot powder absorbs oil and the white coloring will counteract redness. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties: “Due to its tremendous circulation-increasing qualities, ginger is thought to improve the complexion.” [3]

Cinnamon boosts blood flow to your skin for a healthy glow (avoid eye areas). [1]

I’m not a big fan of the smell of ginger but I only smell the cinnamon in this powder.  You can add a dash of nutmeg for some shimmer. I’ve tried this recipe with cocoa powder and I found it made me develop small break outs, so I avoid it now. I have read other recipes online that use cocoa powder and no mention of breakouts. So it must work for some women.

The Bentonite Clay can be a little drying, so make sure you moisturize well first. I use my hemp oil serum first and let it absorb into my skin for 10 minutes. I then apply this powder with a high quality brush.

Since this is a facial product, I would definitely go organic on your spices.


  • 1 TBSP Bentonite Calcium Clay (grey colored)
  • 1 TBSP Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg (optional) or Cocoa Powder (optional)

Mix well (non metal spoon) and break up any clumps thoroughly. Store in a dry place in a clean glass container. (Bentonite clay should not be kept in metal containers).

Experiment until you find a coloring that works for you, but this is a great base recipe!

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Easy Makeup Brush Cleaner:

Mix 1 cup warm water with 1 drop Lemon essential oil plus 1-2 drops Tea Tree essential oil, and 1 tiny drop unscented Castile soap. Soak for 5 minutes and  rinse well. Allow to air dry overnight. If your brush bristles needs extra moisture, nix the lemon and replace with 1 drop of lavender essential oil.

To order high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, click here.  I am an Independent Distributor for Young Living. There are other high quality therapeutic oils available for purchase, but I use Young Living for their quality Seed to Seal promise.



  1. Monahan,  Erin. “Benefits of Ground Cinnamon.”
  2. DrAxe. “10 Proven Bentonite Clay Benefits and Uses.”
  3. “Ginger Root Benefits.”

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