Who has not used body powder at some time in their lives? As a baby, a child after a bath, or as an adult, to help with chafing, etc. But is commercial baby powder safe? Read more about it here.
For the last few years, I have been making a safe, DIY body powder. So simple to make, with all the benefits of a commercial powder and none of the worries.
- Using the funnel, fill a quart sized mason jar 1/2 full. If using Essential Oils in your mixture, add 5 drops now and mix well.
- Add approx. ¼ cup Zinc Oxide Powder and Mix well. Fill the rest of the container to within about an inch of the neck with Arrowroot Powder, then add 5 drops of Essential Oils and mix well.
- Open shaker side of the lid and shake out amount needed on to your hand and apply to dry skin. Reseal container. Store out of direct sunlight.
Why Arrowroot Powder?
Arrowroot absorbs oils/sebum beautifully and also promotes natural healing as it penetrates the skin. Rubbing some into the skin before bed and in the morning can reduce oil production, soften skin, and dry out/heal blemishes. It reduces odors, moisturizes the skin, and helps to eliminate toxins.
Why Zinc Oxide?
Zinc oxide is widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, itching due to eczema, diaper rash and acne. It is used in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments.
Why I chose the Purification blend for my body powder:
Purification is a Young Living blend that is made up of six essential oils for the ultimate weapon against odors. Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree work together to create a refreshing, bright scent that keeps you feeling fresh.
Cymbopogon nardus† (Citronella) oil
Rosmarinus officinalis† (Rosemary) leaf oil
Cymbopogon flexuosus† (Lemongrass) oil
Melaleuca alternifolia† (Tea tree) leaf oil
Lavandula hybrida† (Lavandin) oil
Myrtus communis† (Myrtle) oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
So, there you have it! Super simple Body Powder.
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