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.

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).

11 comments

a             y m.
g d c4 years ago

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Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies4 years ago

Interesting and noted

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Brianna B.
Brianna B5 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

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Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks. Lavender is a nice fragrance.

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Kay O.
Kay O7 years ago

Useful and practical. Divine scent!

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Eli Is Here
Past Member 7 years ago

Thanks Annie !!

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Janet Moody
Janet Moody9 years ago

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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