Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Homemade Powders and talcs


1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 cup dried patchouli leaves
10 drops of patchouli essential oil

Pulverize the first five ingredients in a blender on high speed until it is a fine powder.
Turn the speed to medium and add the essential oil a drop at a time. Put in a pretty container.
Buy a larger powder puff to apply or put in a container from which it can be shaken.


Rose bath powder

To changer the smell just change the essential oil.

1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
10-15 drops rose essential oil

Mix baking soda and arrowroot powder together. Add rose oil, drop by drop,mixing as you drop. Store in an airtight container


Body powder and baby powder

(use less and mild oils for baby powder such as lavender or chamomile) arrowroot powder (herb) or cornstarch or a combination of both. 

4 ounces baking soda, extends the base and gives deodorizing benefits. add 15 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil combination -   Blend thoroughly and put in container.

1/4 or 1/2 as much for baby powder - corn starch is probably best & leave out the baking soda. 

The best healing baby powder for diaper rash was given to me by a little old woman when my oldest daughter was a baby (she's now 38) Brown flour in a dry pan with no oil and apply to bottom. 


Liquid Talc

4 Tablespoons French clay or Kaolin Clay
4 Tablespoons distilled water
1 cup Aloe Vera Gel
10 drops essential oil

Mix water and clay until smooth. Stir in aloe vera gel and essential oil until mixed
well bottle in a sterile bottle.

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