Talc reminds me of my great grandma, Lil, the talc queen. Little did she know quite how toxic her after-bath powdering really was. It is not good for you at all to breathe in and has been linked to all kinds of nasty diseases and environmental concerns. This is my homemade, natural alternative. Orris root powder is a fixative, so it helps to keep the scent in the powder for longer. It’s often used in potpourri for this reason, but you don’t have to use it here.
- 250g arrowroot powder (you can use cornflour instead, but it’s less silky)
- 3-4 tablespoons floral powder of your choice
- 1 tablespoon orris root powder
- small jar or airtight container
- Mix everything together in a bowl, then transfer to a small jar or airtight container and cover. Store in a cool, dry place for up to a year.
After you have showered or bathed and are towel-dry, use by applying it with a powder brush, as required.
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Reprinted with permission from The Art of Natural Beauty: Homemade Lotions and Potions for the Face and Body by Rebecca Sullivan and published by Kyle Books, 2018.