Aromatherapy Body Powder Recipe
This soothing, absorbent body powder recipe is easy-to-make, natural, inexpensive, and it can be adapted to include your favorite skin-safe essential oils. It is ideal for those looking for a body powder that is talc free.
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 net wt. ounces Arrowroot Powder and/or Non-GMO Cornstarch
- 4 ounce Body Powder Sifter Container
- Add the Arrowroot Powder and/or Non-GMO Cornstarch to a large mixing bowl. Arrowroot Powder tends to be a little pricier than Cornstarch, but it offers a silkier feel.
- If you have oilier skin, you may substitute up to 1/4 oz. White Kaolin Powder for the Arrowroot Powder/Cornstarch in this recipe. White Kaolin Clay is a clay that helps to absorb oil.
- After you have placed your powdered ingredients into the mixing bowl, add two drops of the Lavender Essential Oil and begin wisking well. Then repeat until you have thoroughly and evenly incorporated all 10 drops into the powder.
- Package your Aromatherapy Body Powder in a Body Powder Sifter Container.
This blend may be adapted for use with your favorite essential oils, but remember to use only essential oils that are safe and beneficial for your skin. Avoid using sensitizing or irritating oils.
Instructions for Use
Apply lightly as you would any other body powder. Avoid the eyes, mucous membranes, mouth, genitals and other sensitive areas of the body.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.