Arrowroot powder is obtained from many tropical plants and has been traditionally used in cooking to thicken soups and sauces. It has a number of health benefits and has been widely used to combat indigestion and to aid with weight loss.
Apart from its health benefits, arrowroot powder has also emerged as a popular choice for many DIY beauty products. Arrowroot powder has been used to create face powders similar in consistency and coverage to mineral makeup products available in the market.
Homemade Arrowroot Face Powder
Arrowroot powder can be mixed with cocoa powder and a dash of cinnamon powder to create a loose homemade face powder. The best part about this is that you can mix the ingredients to create the perfect shade for your skin; so you can constantly change the ratio to match your skin through any changes in complexion that occurs as a result of season changes or sun tan.
Apart from working as a great face powder, this concoction also does not have any chemicals in it. So it is au naturel and also helps fight pimples, acne, and blackheads.
Homemade Arrowroot Compact Powder
If you prefer having a compact powder similar to the store-bought ones, all you have to do is mix in a few drops of lavender oil or vodka to your loose powder and press down. Voila! You have your own homemade compact ready. Store it in an empty airtight container and use a fluffy face brush to apply it on your face. This is a natural homemade compact powder.
Homemade Blush, Bronzer and Eye shadow
You can also mix in arrowroot powder with beetroot powder to make a natural looking blush. Beetroot powder is available in all the stores selling organic products. You can also buy it online.
A variation of the face powder is to add a lot of cocoa powder to arrowroot powder to create a bronzer. You can use this to highlight your cheekbones, collarbones and to generally give your skin a bronzed-out look. This same powder can also be used as an eye shadow to add depth and dimension to your eyes.
Homemade Dry Shampoo
When you’re in a hurry and have no time to wash your hair, you might want to consider using arrowroot powder as a dry shampoo. Massage a little onto your scalp and comb through. The arrowroot powder will absorb all the oil in your hair. Just brush out any residues that are left before you step out to flaunt your soft, non-greasy hair.
Not a great fan of the overpriced deodorants sold in beauty boutiques? Then how about making your own at home?
6 Tbsp. Coconut oil (moisturises your underarms and acts as a base)
4 Tbsp. Baking soda
4 Tbsp. Arrowroot powder
10 drops of your favourite essential oil
Method: Mix all the ingredients together. Store it in a clean glass jar and use it regularly for best results.
Ever had skin allergies or rashes as a result of the harsh commercial deodorants? Use this soothing homemade deodorant on a regular basis and you will notice that—you are not sweating as much as you used to and, any dark patches on your underarms have gradually started to lighten up and disappear.
Homemade Arrowroot Face Mask
Make yourself a skin-rejuvenating and moisture-replenishing face mask using arrowroot powder.
6-8 Black Grapes (Crushed)
1 Tsp. of lemon
1 Tsp. Yogurt
1 Tbsp. Arrowroot powder
Method: Mix all the ingredients together and apply this pack on your face and leave it on for fifteen minutes or until it dries out completely. Wash it off with lukewarm water, scrubbing off the face mask in a circular motion.
While the black grapes are rich in antioxidants, the arrowroot powder helps the skin to better absorb the nutrients from the mask and soothes tired skin. Use this mask once a week for best results.
Did You Know?
Arrowroot powder is extensively used in moisturizers and lotions as it has great moisture-absorbing qualities. It softens the skin and is used to help heal wounds and rashes. It is even used in some regions to draw out the poison when one is bitten by a spider or a scorpion. Arrowroot powder is also widely used as a substitute for wheat flour to make gluten-free eatables.
So say yes to arrowroot powder. Go ahead and add this versatile ingredient to your kitchen cabinet and explore all the wonderful possibilities and uses for it. Apart from ensuring that your food is made from all natural ingredients, you can now also make your makeup essentials using this gift from Mother Nature. Who needs expensive skincare products filled with chemicals when you can whip up your own brand of natural makeup?
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