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Scented Powder

 

Body powder is something I don't use often. Friends that I've introduced it to do seem to like it and I now make several batches for them. They are easy to make and you'll find all the ingredients you need in the grocery store. Use this powder after a shower or a bath once you are completly dry. If you use when you're damp, the powder will clump on your skin.

 

Scented Powder

 

2 Cups Corn Starch

1/2 Cup Arrowroot or Rice Flour

1/2 Cup Baking Powder

1/4 Cup Fine Ground Salt

Cotton Balls

Essential Oils

 

Mix all of these ingredients in a large bowl. Once mixed, pour them into a jar that has a lid. Dab a few cotton balls with essential oils you wish to use and add them to the powder in the jar. Leave the powder to sit for up to a week shaking every so often to make sure the scent is even. When you're sure that the scent is even and strong enough, remove the cotton balls.

If you like, you can add the scent to the powder by just sprinkling some drops into the mixture. The only problem with this method is that it causes lumps to form. Just crush these by mixing well or using a sifter. The fineness of the salt also affects how well the powder mixes. No one wants to powder themselves with rough salt, so make sure the salt is fine. I always give it a pound with a mortar and pestle before I use it in a body powder. The ratio of the ingredients can also be changed depending on what you want. The cornstarch and arrowroot or rice flour are the carriers while the baking powder eliminated odors. Salt kills bacteria, which causes the smell.