ALL NATURAL BODY POWDER
All natural body powders are easy to make in your own kitchen. You can use the recipes here, or play around and create your own designer scent using essential oils and herbs.
One way to make a natural herbal body powder is to gather up the herbs you would like, and put them into a piece of cotton or you can use cheese cloth.
Pour in the arrowroot, or other powder, and let the herbal pouch sit in the powder for 2-3 weeks. The powder will absorb the scent of the herb.
This method is best when the herbs are very fragrant like lavender, rose, or patchouli.
You can add powdered herb into it as well for more scent.
Herbal Body Powders Using Essential Oils
You can use herbal essential oils to make your body powder. Take the powder of your choice and add the following formulas to scent it.
Mens Powder Formula– Men tend to like a more clean and earthy smells. Add to the body powder the following mix of essential oils.
- Add 5 drops of Patchouli essential oil
- Add 7 drops of Bay essential oil
- Add 5 drops of Pine EO
- Add 5 drops of Neroli EO-Neroli can be a bit expensive. You can leave this out if you wish.
- Add 5 drops of Sweet Orange
Ladies Powder Formula
Women more often like a floral scent. To the powder add the following mix of essential oils
- 10 drops of Lavender Essential oil
- 5 drops of Ylang Ylang
- 5 drops of Lemon Verbena
- 2 drops Geranium
- 2 drops Peppermint
This powder is meant to give a bit more protection.
To the mix add the following essential oils. Use all over body for best deodorant protection.
- 15 drops of Sage
- 5 drops of Rosemary
- 5 drops of Lemon
- 5 drops of Orange
- 5 drops of Cedarwood
- 2 drops of Peppermint
Storing Your Body Powder
You can also make the powders using both the herbs and the essential oils. This helps keep the scent of the powder longer.
Store powder in a container with tight fitting lid. I use old canning jars or old peanut butter jars. Be sure to clean the jars out well before putting the powder in. If you can find a dark glass jar, it would work well to keep the essential oils from spoiling.
You can put the powder in a decorative jar on the counter in your bathroom, but it should be kept out of direct sunlight. If you can find one, an old fashioned powder puff and canister works really nicely