Homemade beet powder cosmetics kept beside beetroots
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Beet Powder Recipe

Beetroot powder can not only be used as a natural coloring for homemade cosmetics but also as additives in food. Although it resembles a distinctive pinkish tone that usually comes from chemically produced red food dye, it is devoid of any kind of strong flavor and has this intrinsic sweetness to it, which can naturally enhance the flavor of the food it's added into.  It can be added to sauces, smoothies, frosting, baked products, soups and the like. This vegetable is also a nutritional powerhouse with abilities to boost immunity. So without further ado, let's look at a simple way to prepare it at home. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Others
Keyword: Beetroot Powder
Appliance: Dehydrator Rack
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 2 beets


  • Take fresh beetroots, wash, peel and slice them into very thin pieces. Make use of a food processor to cut the beetroot quickly into even pieces. 
    A close-up view of young beet with leaves on a wooden table
  • Now, take the beetroot slices and dry them in the sun or in a food dehydrator, which for the uninitiated is a convection oven, on low heat. If you are drying them in the sun, cover the slices with a net to protect them from insects. 
  • Once dried, they will resemble beetroot chips. You can then take these dried beetroot chips and grind them into a fine powder using a food processor or a coffee grinder. The powder that you get should be extremely fine, as it can then be used in cosmetics.  Keep it in a clean container and store it. You can then use it as a 100 percent organic cosmetic product. 
    Whole and sliced beetroots, a scoop of beetroot powder, and a stethoscope


You can prepare the powder in large quantities and use them in batches. However, if you don't want the freshness of the powder to be compromised, you can always make them frequently in small batches.