Rose dusting powderPosted: Updated:
Imparts a delightful rose fragrance and pinkish powder looks great in a glass container
1/2 cup of Arrowroot powder
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup rose powder
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Tapioca starch (flour)
10 drops of rose essential oil
Combine powders and mix well
Add the essential oil to the cotton pad. Note: I have discovered that adding the oil to a cotton pad* placing it in a jar with the powder and allowing the powder to sit for about 24 hours, then shaking powder to mix it up, and allowing it sit another 24 hours works very well, and the cotton pad will prevent the essential oil from making any clumps in the powder.
*Place pad with the essential oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow sitting 24 hours, shaking or stirring again, allowing to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Yields, just over 2 cups of powder.
To make your own dusting powder, add the contents of a recipe (I've listed my favorites below), blend well using a blender or stirring by hand, seal in a container and allow to set for a few days before using.
Try Arrowroot powder or Tapioca Starch as a base as their natural qualities are almost identical to talcum, but you can also add or use other natural powders such as Kaolin Clay, Rice Flour, Oat Flour or Cornstarch, experiment with them all in different combinations to achieve a powder that is just perfect for you.