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:
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).