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DIY Arrowroot Matte Powder Foundation For Oily Skin

A simple mattifying power foundation made from natural arrowroot powder and ground oats
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 d
Course: Foundation
Cuisine: Acne Skin, Oily Skin
Keyword: Matte, Powder
Servings: 1


  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder Non-GMO cornstarch can also be used
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Oats Finely Grounded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice (For Color) Cinnamon or Cocoa Powder
  • 10 drops Oil Grapeseed or Sweet Almond
  • 2 drops Essential Oil (Lavender or Tea Tree) Optional
  • 1 teaspoon Zinc Oxide Optional


  • Begin by sifting out large pieces of oats. Ensure that only fine, powder form oats are left behind
  • Mix arrowroot powder and oats together in a bowl. 
  • Slowly add splice into the the mixture. Only add a little bit at a time. Mix well after each time. Add until desired shade is achieved. (May require some trial and error)
  • Add a few drops of oil at a time into the mixture. Ensure to stir and mesh out lumps of powder as you mix. *Caution - Do not mix too much oil or you will end up with a mixture that is too moist. The end result should remain powder form. 
  • Add a drop of essential oil (or a few to your liking) - This step is optional
  • Add in Zinc Oxide and mix well - This step is optional

How To Use:

  • Like other foundations, we recommend storing the foundation in a short jar and applying it with a makeup brush. The foundation can last most of the day but will require additional touch-ups from time to time. 


Receipe Inspired By: diynatural.com