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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Make Your Own Body Powder

From the days of the ancients to now, body products have been used to seduce, romance, relax, enhance, refresh, entice and heal. Plant essences have been worn to prevent sickness as well as to cover body odor.

We can spend a small amount or a huge amount of money to cover ourselves with lovely fragrances in one form or another. But what is better than creating your own healthy and fragrant scents from right out of your own back yard? You can use a single note or several from your garden. You may have many choices that you haven’t thought about.

Do you have a single, beautiful rose bush by your back door? Do you raise herbs for your kitchen such as sage, rosemary and thyme? How about that beautiful lavender that you planted several years ago? Peppermint is a fantastic addition to a fragrance blend. Rose geranium or lemongrass plants from your kitchen garden are also 2 great choices.

One of the simplest and most inexpensive ways of creating and using your gardens bounty is to make your own Body Dusting Powder.

Simple Body Powder

Remove 5-6 rose geranium leaves from plant or
Petals from 2-3 rose buds or
1-2 teas. Lavender buds or
1-2 teas. Sage leaves (Your Choice) Place them in warm dry area with good ventilation for 2-3 weeks until they are completely dry, without moisture and crumble easily in your fingers.

½ cup rice powder- Often found at Chinese Groceries
½ -1 cup cornstarch
¼ cup arrowroot powder (totally optional)
5-20 drops of favorite scent of essential oil such as rose, rose geranium or lavender

Crush your garden material in your hands as finely as possible. Then add all ingredients to a quart jar with a lid and shake very well. If you choose you may put all ingredients in a blender and mix, but be forewarned it may be difficult if not impossible to remove the scent. I have one that I use only for crafts. Bought it a Goodwill for $2.00 over 6 years ago and it is still going strong.

I buy lidded glass candy jars at the Dollar Store and make my own powder puffs for them out of fake fur and fabric or just fake fur. They sell great especially around Christmas and Mother’s Day. If anyone needs directions feel free to email me at and I will send them or if you would like a premade All Natural Body Powder and container, check this out!

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