Friday, February 11, 2011
Homemade Luxury Body Powder
[Jessica McClintock powder set]
As women, sometimes we just want that little extra-added-something that makes us feel soft & special. I find that I like to use body powder at polar opposite times of the year ~ either when it's incredibly hot & sticky OR during those cold, cold, cold winter months. Of course, you can use body powder any ol' time of year.
[This is my homemade deodorant in a Rubber-Maid bowl w/lid]
This recipe is a little similar to my homemade deodorant, but since there is an extra ingredient & you actually put it through a sifter, it ends up extra-fine & feels far more luxuriant. This recipe is also great for a baby powder!
Here's what you need:
~a clean, dry, med-sized blowl
~a wide-mouthed funnel
~1/2 c. baking soda
~3/4 c. corn starch
~3/4 c. tapioca starch
~10-15 drops of essential oil. Lavender is great because it not only smells lovely but it is anit-bacterial. If you use this for a baby powder you may want to use 10 drops of lavender & 3-5 drops of tea tree.
~a clean, dry container. You can use an air-tight container like a wide-mouthed Rubber-Maid bowl w/a lid (like I use for my deodorant), a pretty antique powder jar or one you've had before that was just too pretty to throw away once it was emtpy, a wide-mouth jar w/a gasket lid or a pretty shaker jar like those you use for Parmesan cheese or for sugar.
1) Combine all ingredients in the sifter & sift into your bowl. This will make it very, very fine & it will feel so soft.
2) Using the wide-mouth funnel, carefully pour the powder into your container or shaker jar. If you use a wide-mouthed bowl/jar option, you will want to apply it w/a dusting puff; you can get those at most drug stores & even some craft stores.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><