Make this Body Silk Powder recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.
Body Silk Powder Recipe
• 1/2 cup arrowroot
• 1/2 cup cornstarch
• 2 tablespoons orris root powder (Iris spp.)
• 2 tablespoons clay powder
• 1 teaspoon essential oil
1. Over a bowl, sift the dry ingredients through a screen to break
up lumps. Add the essential oil and mix well. Store in an airtight
2. For baby powder, use only 1/4 teaspoon each of
lavender and neroli essential oils. One teaspoon each of myrrh
(Commiphora spp.) and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) powder may
be added for diaper rash. Makes 1 cup.
Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the
natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author
of Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of Aromatherapy: A
Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).
Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday
Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes.