We have a shelf in the closet for cool things we find all year to give as presents, but we never seem to have quite enough. I hate to go out shopping during this time of the year, so usually I make a few things instead. Luckily, everyone always appreciates a homemade gift.
This DIY Body Powder can be customized to use different base ingredients. The best part is that you can use your favorite essential oils or baking extracts to make it smell delicious.
It’s ridiculously easy to make. You add 2 cups of cornstarch or arrowroot powder as the base. Either one adds a silky texture.
Then add in 1 cup of rice flour to add some body and keep it from clumping.
We add in 1/2 cup of baking soda to act as a natural deodorant. Then you add in the essential oils a few drops at a time until it’s a strong as you like it. I added in mint and eucalyptus because it’s a great unisex combo.
Mix well, then fill your jars. I got these great little jars with a perfect powder insert for $1 each at World Market.
You can add ribbons, stickers or other decorations to dress them up more.
Serves: 3½ cups
- 2 cups arrowroot or cornstarch
- 1 cup rice flour
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- ¾ teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
- Mix everything together and put into gift bottles.