Making my own body powder?
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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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.