Need a last minute holiday or birthday gift? Make the best DIY Body Powder you’ve ever seen with things you already have in your house! The main ingredients are corn starch and baking soda. You can leave it unscented or add essential oils or even vanilla or peppermint extract!
Never Be Caught Without a Gift Again!
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 and this homemade body powder can be made in a couple of minutes with ingredients that are probably in your pantry!
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.
How Do You Make Natural Body Powder?
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 you can add in an optional cup of extra fine rice flour to add some body and keep it from clumping. If you can’t find extra fine, just leave it out.
This adds a bit of body to the powder, but it will be gritty if it’s not extra fine grind.
Next add in 1/2 cup of baking soda to act as a natural deodorant.
Finally, 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.
What Should I Use for Jars?
I got the little jars with a perfect powder insert for $1 each at World Market.
Another great and inexpensive idea is to get large salt shakers from the thrift store. They are beautiful and already have the holes in it.
How Can I Decorate DIY Body Powder for Gifts?
You can add ribbons, stickers or other decorations to dress them up more.
- 2 cups arrowroot or cornstarch
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3/4 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
- Mix everything together and put into gift bottles.