A homemade loose powder for sunny days
You have a rendezvous with the sun! But you can’t attend without getting ready… So, let’s go! First, we’ll make a homemade facial exfoliant and a DIY body scrub, then get dressed up to the nines before applying the final touch: Sun POW!der, our new homemade loose powder for summer. The sun won’t know what hit it!
As the last thing you apply, this loose powder helps set your makeup, adds a silky touch, and evens out your complexion. Don’t hesitate to bring it along in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day.
In creating this recipe, we took inspiration from sun protection products to create a DIY loose powder for summer. Sun POW!der is rich in titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, mineral powders used in sunscreens as well as mineral-based make-up. It’s perfect for sunny weather.
Let us know how your date with the sun goes!
How to make your own loose face powder
8 g zinc oxide
8 g titanium dioxide
10 g mica powder
3 TADs* yellow oxide
3 SMIDGENs* red oxide
2 DROPs* brown oxide
15 drops caprylis oil
*Quantities listed are for level measurements using our mini measuring spoon set. For this purpose, scrape off excess using the dull side of a knife blade.
A few ramekins and small spoons
1 set of mini measuring spoons (TAD, SMIDGEN, DROP)
3 styrene jars with sifters (45 ml each)
Good to know!
Making face powder is easy, but we advise against modifying the ingredients and ratios in this recipe—unless you would like to run some trials to obtain a lighter or darker tone. In this case, create the base powder, then add the pigments (yellow, red, brown) in very small quantities. Grind the powder and test on your skin after each addition of pigment.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
- Weight and add all of the ingredients, except the caprylis oil, to the coffee grinder.
- Grind the powders for at least one minute, slightly inclining the grinder occasionally. This will help grind the ingredients evenly.
- With the pipette, add the caprylis oil drop by drop to the powders in the grinder.
- Grind again for at least one minute, slightly inclining the grinder from time to time.
- Using a small spatula, scrape the powder from the walls and lid of the inside of the grinder. Grind again for 30 seconds.
- Divide the powder between the three containers (first remove the sifter to fill the pots).
- Close and label your pots. Your homemade mineral face powder is now ready!
Use and conservation
This product is suitable for all skin types and for pale to medium-pale complexions. This DIY mineral powder will keep for around six months.