Summer Beauty: Cooling Peppermint Body Powder

| June/July 1997

Makes 1 cup

The fresh, clean scent of peppermint is an instant energizer. Mixing the essential oil into cornstarch makes a refreshing body powder.

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint oil
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  1. Place the peppermint oil and cornstarch in a plastic zip-close bag or a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake the container well to combine the ingredients. Store the scented powder in a clean container with a lid. A large saltshaker makes a good dispenser.
  2. Shake the powder on clean, dry skin or apply it with a powder puff.

Janice Cox is author of Natural Beauty at Home and Natural Beauty for All Seasons, both published by Henry Holt. Her books contain more than 400 recipes for body, bath, and hair care products, some of them passed down through three generations of her family. She lives in Medford, Oregon.

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