How to Make Your Own Natural DIY Foundation (4 Steps)

DIY Natural Organic Foundation

By now you know there are a lot of different makeup and skin care products you can make at home. From mascara to blush to face masks to tinted lip balm you can do almost anything in your very own home. However, if you were to think about something you could not make at home, making your own foundation may come to mind. Foundation seems like something that would be hard, if not impossible, to whip up yourself. But that could not be any farther from the truth. This is something that can be made at home quite easily and inexpensively.

Organic and natural mascaras you buy online or in stores can be very expensive because you are paying for high-quality ingredients and for someone else to make them for you. Furthermore, many organic foundations are handmade, which only make them more expensive. So making your own foundation where you can control the exact ingredients and color you want can be much more effective.

This DIY foundation is a liquid foundation that was originally created by this amazing blogger. She has wonderful healthy and clean makeup recipe that readers love and reviews are always high!


  • 2 teaspoons of argon oil or jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp. emulsifying wax
  • 1 tablespoon aloe gel
  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • OR 3 tablespoons of natural pre-made lotion (in place of first 5 ingredients)
  • 1-4 teaspoons non-nano zinc oxide
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1//2-1 tsp. mica powder of choice
  • 1/2 tsp. clay of choice (if using)
  • OR 2-3 teaspoons of All-natural mineral powder in color of choice


  1. If you are going to make your own homemade lotion, you will need the first 5 ingredients listed in the ingredient list. You can skip making your own lotion and use your favorite all natural and organic lotion. This will save you some time and there are many wonderful organic and healthy options on the market already.
  2. The last 5 ingredients listed are all of the ways you can color your homemade foundation. There are different sources you can use for the color, so it is up to you which option you would like to go with. Some options are less expensive others, so that may be a deciding factor for your choice. Also, cocoa powder for color is going to give you a much lighter and less concentrated color, whereas if you opted for a mica or mineral powder you will have a much more concentrated and traditional foundation coverage.
  3. Once you decide on your lotion and how you are going to color the foundation, slowly add your colors until you get the right color to match your skin tone. This is going to take so adjusting work, so you will need to be patient and test the color on your neck a few times, or many times, until the correct match is achieved.
  4. Once you get the right color, store in a glass jar or place it in a makeup container and use just like you would a regular foundation.

If you feel like you don’t want to make your own foundation and would rather buy an already made healthy and organic version, check out our blog post on the best natural and organic foundations!

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This article was last updated on May 6, 2022 .

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