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).


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Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies5 years ago

Interesting and noted

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Brianna B.
Brianna B5 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

Robert O.
Robert O7 years ago

Thanks. Lavender is a nice fragrance.

Kay O.
Kay O7 years ago

Useful and practical. Divine scent!

Eli Is Here
Past Member 8 years ago

Thanks Annie !!

Janet Moody
Janet Moody10 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.