Body & Soul: Lavender-Scented Dusting Powder

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New moms and dads benefit from beauty treatments that nurture and soothe.

<p>This is a lovely, rich powder ideal for keeping adults and infants comfortable. Lavender oil is soothing and has antibacterial properties. This simple powder will keep you cool, dry and relaxed. MAKES 8 OUNCES</p>
<p>• 1 cup cornstarch<br />
• 1/2 teaspoon light oil, such as almond, sesame or sunflower<br />
• 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)</p>
<p>1. Mix all ingredients in a resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and massage the powder until all of the oil is evenly distributed.</p>
<p>2. Store in a clean, dry container. </p>
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<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty at Home <em>(Henry Holt, 2002), available on our Bookshelf, Page 58. For more information and recipes visit her at</em>
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