How to Make Natural Body Powder

Whether you’re looking to save money or to avoid allergens, homemade body powder lets you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin.


  • Step 1: Combine cornstarch and baking soda Combine cornstarch and baking soda in the jar. Add essential oil if you'd like scented body powder.
  • TIP: Add uncooked rice to the storage container to avoid clumping.
  • Step 2: Pierce small holes in the lid of the jar Use the hammer and nail to pierce small holes in the lid of the jar for shaking the powder out.
  • Step 3: Screw lid onto jar Screw the lid onto the jar. Now you can feel good knowing you’ve saved money and have an all-natural body powder.
  • FACT: Ancient Egyptians used a mix of copper, lead, and animal fat as eye shadow.

You Will Need

  • 1 c. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. baking soda
  • A jar with a lid
  • A hammer
  • A nail
  • 15 drops essential oil of your choice
  • 1/4 tsp. uncooked rice

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