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Most of us love a fine sprinkling of Rose Powder to our face. Don’t we? It gives a nice Rosy hue and also, depending on the ingredients, leaves skin smooth and velvety. Do you know you can whip up your very own Rose Powder?

It is quite simple, really! And the best part – it is natural and works wonders for your skin. I have tried a few variations, and loved this the best. Let’s look at the ingredients, shall we?


Arrowroot Powder – 1 Tbsp.
Rose Petals – As Needed
Red Sandalwood Powder – ½ – 1 Tsp.
Rose Essential Oil – a few drops


First, dry your Rose Petals and grind them to a fine powder. Sieve to get even and fine powder.

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.

Use a spatula to incorporate the ingredients together without any lumps.

Note: What I do is, I mix the ingredients and add more or less of the ingredients listed above, to get the right hue. Depending on the Rose Petals you choose and the Red Sandalwood Powder (quality & hue) the ratio can vary.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

You can skip the Rose Essential Oil if you want to.

I prefer using Arrowroot Powder, though Cornstarch is a good alternative.

You can also use Clay if you don’t prefer starch – choose the clay according to the hue you are going for and your skin type.

Since I prefer a fine and velvety finish, I did not add Baking Soda. However, some do add it to control oil levels. I haven’t tried that much.

You can also add a pinch or two of Boric Acid, if you are prone to acne. It is known to bring down acne and also, lighten acne scars.

You can use Pale Pink, Dark Pink, or even Red Rose Petals for this recipe. Just alter the ratio according to your preferred shade / skin tone.

Red Sandalwood does a world of good for your skin. However, if you don’t want to add it to the recipe, skip it. Just add more of Rose Petals Powder to get the pinkish hue. You can probably add Moroccan Red Clay instead, to get the right hue.

How to Use This Recipe?

You can use this as a dusting powder or face powder. Just apply it with a fluffy brush or your compact puff. I like it when the powder is a nice rosy pink, pale, but pink and when dusted on the skin, it gives a nice sheen and a very mild rosy glow.

You can also use this recipe as a blush. If that’s your purpose, keep the pinkish hue a little higher and more obvious than a dusting powder.

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