All Natural Homemade Blush With Dried Raspberries

All Natural Homemade Blush With Dried Raspberries

With only two ingredients, this all natural blush is a safe, easy and affordable alternative to commercial products. Decide for yourself how intense you’d like the color to be and enjoy the natural, raspberry scented glow this blush will give you!

I couldn’t be more excited about this recipe for my All Natural Homemade Blush With Dried Raspberries! I have been experimenting a lot lately with different homemade beauty products and this blush turned out exactly how I had hoped it would so I simply had to share it with you!

If you have never made any beauty products before, don’t fret. This blush is so easy to make, you’ll be surprised (and possibly hooked on making your own beauty products – I know I am!!)

This blush is made out of two ingredients: Freeze dried raspberries and Arrowroot Starch. The latter is easy enough to find; check your local health food store or order online. As for the freeze dried raspberries; I usually buy them at Trader Joe’s. Best, most reliable source for sure! You can even find them online these days in case you don’t have the convenience of having a source close by.


All Natural Homemade Blush With Dried Raspberries


To make this blush, you only need one piece of equipment: A coffee grinder. If you do not have a coffee grinder, use your food processor. I prefer a coffee grinder, though, as my food processor (which is a fairly cheap model) didn’t do a great job; the raspberry seeds were still visible – ideally, they are so fine you won’t notice). You may have better luck with your food processor, though!


All Natural Homemade Blush With Dried Raspberries
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Yields: 1 small container, roughly 20ml
Recipe type: DIY Beauty
  1. Place freeze dried raspberries into a coffee grinder and process until you have a fine powder. Make sure raspberry seeds are no longer visible - it may take up to 3 minutes of grinding; stop occasionally and brush off the sides (or shake the grinder, if you have a small, handy model).
  2. In a small bowl, mix raspberry powder with arrowroot starch: start by adding one teaspoon of arrowroot starch and test the shade using a powder brush; if the color is too intense, add more arrowroot starch until you have the desired color. Store in an airtight container.



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  1. says

    I love the idea of this! Who knew it could be that simple ey?
    Do you know how long this will stay “fresh” for? I only have
    arrowroot powder, could you potentially mix that with a dash
    of water to get the starch?
    This is such a handy tip! I hope you’re having a lovely week 😀

    • Rose says

      Jules, isn’t arrowroot powder the same as arrowroot starch/flour? There are so many different names – hard to keep up :)
      I love your idea of adding some water, though. I have thought about making this a cream blush, too! I’m still experimenting!
      I’m not sure how long this will keep. A long time, though – longer than it will last for me!
      Thanks so much for stopping by – have a lovely week yourself 😀

      • says

        Ah! That makes sense now, haha I feel enlightened! I just wasn’t sure if the starch was mixed out with anything or what consistency it had. yay! All I need is dried rasperries then 😀 Thanks Rose! x

  2. scott says

    Aerrowroot is a arrowroot … has less protein then other starches.
    Nice recipe — maybe I’ll make it for Cece!

  3. says

    How cool! Will definitely be giving this a try! Any ideas for eyeliner?? I use it whenever I go out, but hate that I’m putting these chemicals on my eyes!

    • Rose says

      Hi Astaire! I have only just started making a few beauty products at home but I’m on the job — if there is an option for a “clean” eye liner, I will let you know! (or post about it haha!)
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

    • Crystal says

      I’ve heard of people making eye liner recipes out of activated charcoal. I’ve yet to try it but have heard good things.

  4. says

    Wow! I never would have thought of this! I am just starting to make my own creams, lotions and soaps, but this is on another level! Congrats! I don’t wear that much makeup, but I will share this with my readers for those who do, because I am loving the idea! :)

    • Rose says

      Ha! Lotions and soaps are way harder to make than my two-ingredients-blush :) Thank you for sharing my post – I appreciate it!
      Have a wonderful day!!

  5. says

    Hi Rose,
    With increased awareness of the dangers associated with commercial beauty products filled with harmful, unhealthy ingredients, it is such a pleasure to discover your recipe for homemade blush from dried raspberries. How delightful! I am planning to make this at home. I love your healthy, natural blog content. I see we share a lot of interests in common. Feel free to hop by my blog and share your natural living posts at our weekly healthy, green and natural link up.

    • Rose says

      Hi Deborah, thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like the “recipe” (I mean. Two ingredients haha!) I’ll be heading over to your site now – super glad to connect!! :)

  6. Jen says

    For a cream blush, I’d try coconut oil as a base…super good for your skin and will blend well as it warms with skin contact. I wouldn’t use water as it would cause the product to crack and flake after it dries.

    • Rose says

      Hi Jen, that’s a good point! I love coconut oil – I guess it depends on your skin type, though; I tend to have oily skin so it probably wouldn’t work for me! I agree, though. It’s probably better than water :)

  7. says

    I will definitely be trying this as soon as I run out of blush! I love natural makeup and try to buy only from 100% Pure but their products (blush included) is a bit pricey so I really want to try this!

    • Rose says

      Karissa, this is definitely way, way cheaper than most products in the store! You can make a ton of blush with these ingredients lol :)

    • Rose says

      Sherrie, thank you so much for your kind words! Yeah – the blog make over was necessary! Let me know how the blush works out for you :)

  8. Julie says

    Love this idea! (Especially since I just found out I’m allergic to my “allergy tested” blush so I haven’t been wearing anything.) I’m all out of arrowroot but do you think tapioca starch would work in the same way?

    • Rose says

      Hi Julie! I think tapioca would work! I haven’t tried it but it’s so similar in texture that I’m confident it’d would make a great base. Let me know how it turns out :)

  9. Stephanie says

    Love it! Easier than dehydrating beets :) If you need a little added warmth, you could try some cacao powder along with the arrowroot. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rose says

      Hi Stephanie! Thank you for the tip! My friend just told me the same – she uses cacao powder as a bronzer – will definitely try that next! :)

    • Rose says

      Hi Katie! I don’t see why not! The color of your strawberries is going to be the color of your blush (I’m saying this because I dehydrated strawberries once for tea and they were rather dark – which totally works if you want a deep red color!) Good luck :)

  10. Amanda says

    oh can’t wait to try this! Do you think it would work with dehydrated raspberries? I have some in my freezer I could dehydrate overnight and try on the morning!

    • Rose says

      Hi Amanda! As long as your raspberries are dry to the point to where they crumble and rich in color, it should work! I haven’t tried dehydrated berries myself so let me know if it works out for you :)

      • Mommabird says

        ooohh I was going to ask the same question about dehydrated fruits…. If someone tries this please let us know how it turns out!!

    • Rose says

      Hi Candace! I only have access to freeze dried raspberries so I’m not sure! I imagine any dried raspberries would work as long as the method ensures they keep their vibrant color! :)

  11. Elvia says

    What can you use if you’d like more of a brown/peachy shade? I love knowing what I’m using on my face! There are organic products out there, but pricey.

    • Rose says

      Hi Elvia! For a bronze tone, try cacao powder or cinnamon! I personally haven’t tried it yet but Beth over at Tasty Yummies had some great results with cacao. Hope this helps :)

  12. Dale says

    You recommend “Freezer” dried. To me that’s putting raspberries on an open plate
    and freeze them till they dry out. In which case you don’t have to purchase final
    product at a store.

    There’s also “Freezed” dried which is a different process all together and yes you
    DO have to purchase at a store because of the equipment required.

    My question is…do it yourself ‘Freezer’ dried or have to buy “Freezed dried

    Love the concept :-)

    • Rose says

      Hi Dale! You’re absolutely right – freezer dried and freeze dried are different things! Thanks for pointing it out – I have corrected my mistake. I’m a German citizen; English is my second language so I sometimes slip up haha! So freeze dried raspberries is what you should be using. Glad we talked about it 😉

  13. Lisa says


    Raspberries are one of the most biocide-laden fruits in existence, so unless you’re using ORGANIC dried fruits, you’re putting biocides directly ON YOUR FACE!

    Always, always, always use organic whenever possible.

  14. Amanda says

    I really look forward to trying this! I’m a little Momma of 3 wee ones all under 5 years of age, so make-up isn’t high on the priority list right now. However, I am big on ALL NATURAL with my babies, and it’s time to start taking care of myself too :) I think completely SAFE and ALL NATURAL make-up is a great first step :) Thank you 4 the post! :)

  15. Judie says

    If you use a coffee grinder, is there a way to clean the coffee grinder out between uses? Because next time you grind something else, it will have raspberries in it. Or, if you are using the grinder you have already ground coffee in, you’ll get some coffee in your blush when you grind the raspberries.

    • Stephanie says

      Try a pastry brush, or you can even buy a grinder brush. They’re usually hanging on a metal hook by the coffee at the grocery store.

  16. says

    Thanks for sharing! I will definitely give this a try! Does anyone know if you can use Freeze dried strawberries as well?

    I recently made my own powdered concealer with arrowroot. I am enjoying it a lot!

    I am going to add a drop of lavender Essential oil to make it a little bit compact.

    Here is a great website where you can purchase Freeze Dried raspberries that can be delivered to you:

    • says

      Can you tell me how to make concealer out of arrow root??? I need concealer badly for dark circles under and around my eyes. Sometimes makeup products make it too light or too dark i cant get it just right…
      Thank you….not trying to take away from your product you make i will perfectly understand if you want to keep it to yourself…just let me know thanks
      Always on the go,

  17. emme says

    when I tried to sign up for blog, I get the message, “site is not enabled for e-mail sign ups” – weird

  18. Rose says

    A few comments were deleted due to technical issues with my site :( I apologize for that!
    It was not intentional.

  19. Stephanie says

    This is fantastic, Rose! Thank you!
    I’ve been using this since you posted it and my skin feels much better at the end of a long day than when using store-bought makeup. The commercial stuff always left my pores clogged, but not this.

    I went a little crazy playing with different shades and so far have had success using freeze dried raspberries, strawberries, and goji berries (and all possible combinations thereof). Dehydrated fruits have not worked well for me, mostly because the fruit doesn’t end up the same powdery consistency as freeze dried fruit. I suspect it still has some moisture even after dehydrating.

    Has anyone tried freeze dried cherries? I thought it would make a nice dark blush, but am a little afraid it will stain my skin, like cherry juice.

    • Rose says

      Hi Stephanie, I am super glad you like the blush!
      Where did you get freeze dried goji berries? I’ve never seen those before!
      I haven’t had much luck with dehydrated fruit either so I’m super happy this has worked out for you :)

      I personally have not dried freeze dried cherries but I’m sure it would make a great blush — maybe for a night out when you want a bit more color?! :)

      • Stephanie says

        The brand of freeze dried goji berries I have is Navitas Naturals. Snagged it off Amazon a few months ago. Its very good in morning glory smoothies (don’t put it in a green smoothie, it turns a very unappealing color) or add a scoop to beet juices, reductions, etc. I couldn’t find them whole, just powdered, but I didn’t look very hard. ; )

  20. Natalie says

    This is awesome!! I wonder if I could use the ground freeze dried raspberries to make a tinted lip balm that would impart some color to the lips. Everything I’ve tried dries my lips!

  21. says

    Yes! This is ( sort of ) – what I’m looking for in a DIY for blush, with organic base, but then, I was looking for a créme blush… do I need to melt beeswax with coconut oil in this one? Perhaps…yes!

    Thanks for the idea anyways; since, I already have “raspberry powder” bought from Holland!

    I love Holland, they are such “business people”, and you can find almost everything in there…

  22. says

    Wow, how cool! What an amazing idea! just found your blog, love it! Definitely a new favourite. This is sucha great idea, I’m off to buy some freeze dried raspberries! Esme xx

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