Lavender Body Powder

With summer upon us, I thought I’d share a recipe for lavender body powder that is easy to make, easy to store and best yet –the ingredients aren’t hard to find. If you aren’t crazy about lavender, consider using rose or some other fragrant petals. Or you could add another essential oil to the lavender to give a more complex scent.

1/4 C arrowroot powder (found in many natural food stores)
1/4 C cornstarch
3/4 C powdered lavender buds (you can grind them in a food processor)
1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil

Place everything except the essential oils in a bowl and mix well. Add essential oil a few drops at a time mixing well after each addition. Store in airtight container.

You may want to change the proportion of arrowroot and cornstarch depending on your preference for skin feel.

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