With all the reports about the questionable use of talcum powder, why not make your own body powder? It’s economical, natural, customizable, and easy! Package it in a cute tin, a glass jar, a sealed paper bag, or in a fancy salt or parmesan shaker with a raffia bow, and you have a great homemade gift!

In a zipper bag, add 1 cup of any of the following: arrowroot powder, tapioca starch, bentonite clay, or organic cornstarch. (If using bentonite clay, be sure to add a portion of one of the other ingredients, to make it more fine and silky).

Then, add 20-30 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil, or blend (you can add more if you want a stronger scent). Be mindful not to breathe any powder or dust during blending.

Store finished mixture in a glass container with a tight fitting lid and sprinkle or fluff on body when needed!

Intoxicating Essential Oil Choices

For women:

Blends: Lady Sclereol, Sensation, Abundance, Motivation, Sacred Mountain, Joy, Present Time, Three Wise Men, or Stress Away.

Singles: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Black Spruce, Neroli, or Geranium.

For Men:

Blends: Sensation, Motivation, Harmony, Three Wise Men, Mister, Shutran

Singles: Black Spruce, Ylang Ylang, Abundance, Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Ylang Ylang

For Baby:

Singles: Lavender, Chamomile

Blends: Gentle Baby, Peace & Calming

In a food processor or blender bowl, add 1 cup of any of the following: arrowroot powder, betonite clay, cornstarch,or baking soda. Find a mix that is deodorizing and absorbent for In a food processor or blender bowl, add 1 cup of any of the following: arrowroot powder, betonite clay, cornstarch,?or baking soda. Find a mix that is deodorizing and absorbent for you.Then, add up to 20 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil, and blend. Be mindful not to breathe any powder or dust during blending.Put finished mixture into container with a tight fitting lid.Nice Essential Oil ChoicesBlends: Sensation, Gentle Baby, Abundance, Motivation, Sacred Mountain, Joy, or Release.Singles: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Geranium.you.

Then, add up to 20 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil, and blend. Be mindful not to breathe any powder or dust during blending.

Put finished mixture into container with a tight fitting lid.

Nice Essential Oil Choices

Blends: Sensation, Gentle Baby, Abundance, Motivation, Sacred Mountain, Joy, or Release.

Singles: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Geranium.

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, a valuable ultrasonic diffuser (alone worth at least $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red antioxidant drinks!

In addition, when you choose any of Young Living’s Premium Starter Kits, I will personally send you a WELCOME PACKAGE filled with all sorts of helpful and valuable resource materials and goodies! I am here to support you on your essential oil journey! Get started now!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.