The right shade of cream blush can add a healthy summertime glow, even in the cold of winter. However, cosmetic products contain a variety of chemicals and unnecessary fragrances that can cause breakouts and rashes, especially for those with sensitive skin. Homemade blush can eliminate negative skin reactions, often for less than store-bought brands and can be created with little effort. The bright red beet lightens in its dried form to create the ideal shade for blush, which can be turned into a cream stain when combined with lanolin and almond oil.

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Slice beets thinly with a kitchen knife and spread them out in a single layer on the surface of a cookie sheet. Place the sheet in an oven at the lowest setting and heat until the beets are completely dried. This will take a few hours. If you have a dehydrator, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Place the dried slices into a coffee grinder, food processor or blender and grind until the beets become a smooth powder. Set aside.

Pour 1 cup of water into a saucepan and place it on the stove. Set a glass measuring cup in the pot. Turn the burner onto the lowest setting.

Combine 1 tsp. of lanolin with 1 tsp. of almond oil and add to the measuring cup. Stir with the wooden spoon. Allow the mixture to melt, while occasionally stirring. Add 1 tbsp. of the beet powder, and stir until combined.

Pour the liquid into a small glass jar, and allow it to cool before use. Use your finger to dab the blush onto the cheeks. The cream can also be used as a lip stain.