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Stay Cool and Dry with Lavender Powder

Stay Cool and Dry with Lavender Powder

Natural body and food powders are a chemical-free way to fight odor and perspiration. You can easily make your own customized body powders that will keep you cool and dry all day long!

Try this lavender powder; it is perfect for spring and summer:

Lavender Powder
This is a delightfully soft, silky body powder. The recipe makes about 1 1/8 cups.

1/2 cup white cosmetic clay, arrowroot, or cornstarch
1/4 cup powdered lavender flowers
1/4 cup powdered rose petals
1 tablespoon zinc oxide powder
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of lavender
10 drops essential oil of rose (optional)

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl or food processor. Add the essential oils a few drops at a time and thoroughly incorporate into the powder. Store this in a special shaker container or recycled spice jar. Use within one year.

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Adapted from A Spa of Your Own, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from A Spa of Your Own, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 2002).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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9:41AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012


8:11AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Interesting and noted

3:37PM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:55AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thanks for sharing

3:32PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Thank you

9:06PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Thanks for the recipe.

5:24PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Thanks. Lavender is a nice fragrance.

3:12PM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

Useful and practical. Divine scent!

5:38AM PST on Jan 16, 2010

Thanks Annie !!

3:51PM PST on Feb 16, 2008

I think you just use cornstarch that has been through a food processor to make it extra fine. Regular talcum powder is made from ground up talc stone & is not good to breath in.

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