For this natural blush you only need 2 ingredients: starch and pink or red roses! Just gather some fresh, organic roses and you can make your own natural rose blush! 😀
- fresh, organic, dark pink or red rose petals
Put fresh rose petals and some starch into a mortar. Use less starch at first, you can always add more later, if the blush should be too dark.
Grind the rose petals very fine.
Because of the fresh rose petals, the blush is moist and needs to be dried quickly in order to retain the pink color. Here I tried to dry the blush at room temperature and the blush turned brown.
Preheat your oven to 50°C/ 120°F. Then turn off the heat, and let the blush dry in the oven for about 2 hours.
And your natural rose blush is finished! 😀
I also tried to dry the rose petals first and then grind them in a mortar. But it’s not possible to get them as fine as fresh rose petals.
This time the blush retained the pink color and didn’t become brown.
The blush has a lovely pink color, but it doesn’t give much color to the cheeks. Next time I’ll use more rose petals and less starch. The blush has a cold pink color, and I thought it’d just work for cool skin undertones. But unexpectedly it also looked good with my yellow skin tone. And the powdered blush works especially well as setting powder over my alkanet cream blush.
Here I’m wearing the rose blush together with the alkanet cream blush. I’m also wearing Edwardian mascara and Victorian violet face powder.
Here you’ll find more natural blush recipes and Victorian and Edwardian lip balm recipes which can also be used as cream blush.
41 thoughts on “Homemade Natural Rose Petal Blush Recipe”
That is seriously so cool! I would never have thought of that!
Thank you! 🙂 I love my rose petal blush. Since I’ve made it, I haven’t used store bought blush anymore.
Oh, what a pretty idea! I’ll be making some for myself 🙂
Thanks, Allie! Let me know how you like it! 🙂
What a wonderful and natural idea. Plus it looks so lovely on you.
Thank you, Elise! 😀
Wow! I LOVE this idea!!!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this… I will be pinning and sharing it on social media!
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Love this idea! It really turned it great!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Thanks, Jann! 😀
Oh how utterly gorgeous! Who knew? Mimi xxx
Thank you, Mimi! 😀
I love this idea, Lina! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!
Thanks, Cecilia! 🙂
When I first clicked on this blog post, I was hoping that your blush recipe was going to be simple, affordable and use easy-to-find ingredients. Bingo to all three! Thank you so much!
Thanks, Donna! 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!
Interesting post. I really like that the blush is all natural. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by, Leanna! 🙂
Oh how lovely! Thank you for sharing this wonderful, natural makeup with us at Hearth and Soul!
Thank you, April! 😀
Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.
Thanks for stopping by, Kileen! 🙂
I’ve always just turned rose petals into pot pourri but this sound simple and a fun thing to try.
Thanks, Julie! 🙂
This is fantastic and it looks gorgeous on you! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Thank you, Sherry! 🙂
Amazing! I love that it is so natural!
Thanks for stopping by, Caroline! 🙂
I love that you made this out of rose petals Lina , reminds me of making perfume out of rose petals as a kid
Thanks, Amber! 🙂 At first I tried to make blush with beetroot powder but that didn’t work. 😉
Your blog is always such a treasure trove of wonderful ideas Lena. Who would have though that you could make blush from rose petals. That’s just amazing
Thank you, Michelle! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it for myself. Quick question though. I’ve found that make-up with a brown undertone hide my flaws the best. Do you have any suggestions, as to what I can add or use instead of the rose petals to achieve that?
You’re welcome, Diane! 🙂 You can add cinnamon or cocoa powder.
Mine turned purple and my leaves wernt that wet.
Hi, Heather! The color in rose petals is ph-sensitive. Maybe the cornstarch you used was more alkaline than the one I used. Have you used freshly bloomed roses or rosebuds. Older rose petals give a more purple color. Maybe you can turn the purple back to pink with some drops vinegar or lemon juice. Or you can try the rose petal blush with different rose petals or a different starch.
Oh my gosh, I love this! I’ve never seen diy powder blush before. That is so cool. Thanks for sharing this linkup at Thursday Favorite Things.