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Body powder is something that not many people use anymore but can be very helpful. It is a multi-purpose product. I will give you some ideas and a recipe and tell you about a few of the ingredients. You can use it right after the bath as a deodorant, to prevent chaffing, and give your skin a nice scent. You can use them on baby’s bottom (and your own). You can also make a powder to use as a dry shampoo.
There are many different ingredients to pick and choose from. For the base of the powder, you can use cornstarch, arrowroot powder, or baking soda. Then you add clay, oat flour, or rice flower. You can use dried herbs or flowers such as spearmint or roses. I also like to use zinc oxide as it is anti-aging and a great deodorant.
Arrowroot powder is beneficial for all skin types and is softening and smoothing. It is gentle on sensitive skin and is anti-inflammatory. Arrowroot powder contains helpful ingredients such as zinc, iron, potassium, and vitamin B6. It can help skin with rashes, acne or sores. It is a good skin conditioner and oil reducer. Arrowroot powder can help improve your skin’s texture and help you get the glowing skin you want.
Clay has many benefits for skincare. Clays are bactericidal, antiseptic and balancing. They help cell turnover, are healing, softening, helping acne and managing excess oil. There are different types of kaolin clay that work better with different types of skin including white, red, yellow and pink. If you have sensitive or dry skin, use white clay. For oily skin and acne, use red clay as it is the most absorbing. Yellow clay is absorbing and exfoliating but is still fine for sensitive skin. Pink is a mix of white and red and is good for delicate skin.
Spearmint is a good choice for deodorant as it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is soothing and refreshing. It can help skin problems such as insect bites or burns.
Body Powder Recipe
1 cup arrowroot powder
½ to ¾ cup kaolin clay
2 tbsp non-nano zinc oxide powder
2 or 3 tbsp spearmint powder
Mix all ingredients and blend together.
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