Making my own body powder?

United States
May 30, 2016 6:59pm CST
I've been looking on etsy for body powder's. There is one seller that I like and I've considered buying from her but I want a body powder that does not contain cornstarch. Obviously these powders DO NOT contain talc at all. Talc can cause lung problems but it can also cause female cancers as well. Anyway, I've done some research and found a few recipes that use arrow root powder WITHOUT corn starch. Now cornstarch is okay to use but it does not a silky powder make. I could buy from sellers on etsy but none of them have the scents that I would want. There are a LOT of lavendar / chamomile scents to choose from, but I would prefer a more musky / sensual scent. I would need it to layer nicely with my new favorite perfume. So yes, I think I will be going with making my own here in the near future. First I need to find containers I can use, and then buy the ingredients needed. The recipes are quite simple and I'll leave a link to what I've found here in a minute. However, I wanted to say that most likely I would not be using any of the "herbs" they suggest, but if I did I suppose it'd be something like cinnamon or mint. Next I need to do research on essential oils and which, when combined, would give me the desired scent. I'll be looking at the pricing of the ingredients I need first, but am not sure I'll buy everything quite yet. Do you still use store bought body powder?
A gift for you or a friend - homemade dusting powder for your body! You can also use it as a dry shampoo or in your shoes to give them fresh new life.
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@zarlamain (23642)
• United States
31 May 16
Hopefully, you find the right powder. Good luck!
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• United States
31 May 16
Thank You. I think I'd rather make it.
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@zarlamain (23642)
• United States
31 May 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Your welcome!
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• United States
31 May 16
I love lavender and the arrowroot powder is much less expensive than buying a container of powder. I would use cornstarch with it as well.
• United States
31 May 16
I mighte end up using some cornstarch, I'm not yet sure. I'm going to make a batch and then see if family would want me to make them some. I would have to buy a coffee grinder, nto sure if I could justify it for just use of making powders. Perhaps if I were to start a business of it.
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• United States
31 May 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum sometimes you can find them for a song at the Goodwill.
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• United States
31 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly I will have to text a friend of mine to look out for me, she works at a goodwill.
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@miniam (9309)
• Bern, Switzerland
31 May 16
i prefer going the easy way and buying the ready made even if it does not have all the ingredients i need.
• United States
31 May 16
Even if it has things in it that are harmful for our bodies? Or things that dry our skin out more than help it?
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@miniam (9309)
• Bern, Switzerland
1 Jun 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I will have to find one that works well, but making stuff from scratch is too much of a hassle to me,
• Surrey, British Columbia
31 May 16
i don't use body powder,but maybe i can try to use powder ,undecided when to make or buy.
• United States
31 May 16
I don't use it either but want to start doing so. I would feel more assured that I still smell fresh and feel nice as I work in physical labor and it can be very sweaty work.
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• Surrey, British Columbia
31 May 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ,oh you do the right thing for yourself ,you worth it.
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@Teep11 (6268)
• United States
31 May 16
I hope you're able to produced the powder you've been looking for. Let us know how it goes.
• United States
31 May 16
I iwll, but it may not be until sometime mid month before I do any of it.
• United States
31 May 16
I just looked at the link and it does seem simple enough. I'll bet a coffee grinder would do the trick to make the herbs small enough to blend in with the powder.
• United States
31 May 16
I use cornstarch baby powder that is scented. I have never considered making my own. But I'll now take a look at the link to see if it is something I would try.