DIY Body Powder – Ditch the harsh chemicals and make your own!

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There have been reports in the news about health complications linked to harsh chemicals in personal care products, specifically body powder.

Here is a scary article about using body powder “down there”.

Note: after you view how to make it, scroll below to find out why I chose these particular ingredients.

DISCLAIMER: While I do recommend, and have myself used this blend for years, do your own research and use at your own risk.

OK … now ditch those harsh chemicals and let’s make some body powder!

Yield: 1 quart

DIY Body Powder

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Beginner


  1. Using the canning funnel, fill a quart-sized glass canning jar 1/2 full with Arrowroot Powder. Note: If using Essential Oils in your mixture, add 5 drops now and mix well. "DIYBodyPowder Funnel |"
  2. Add approx. ¼ cup Zinc Oxide Powder and Mix Well.  "ZincOxidePowder |"
  3. Fill the remainder of the container to about an inch of the neck with Arrowroot Powder. DIYBodyPowderMix |" Note: If using Essential Oils in your mixture, add 5 drops of Essential Oils and mix well. "PurificationEssentialOil |"
  4. Put the lid (Parmesan cheese shaker lid) tightly on the jar and label. I have included a link (above) for shaker lids that fit on regular mouth canning jars. But to be honest, I reused an old Parmesan Cheese lid and it works great!


HOW TO USE: Open shaker side of the lid and shake out amount needed on to your hand and apply.  Apply to dry skin. Reseal container.  Store out of direct sunlight.

If your skin becomes dry over time with continued use, simply take a day off, then resume your regular usage schedule.

Why did I choose Arrowroot Powder?

Arrowroot absorbs oils/sebum beautifully and is also promotes natural healing as it penetrates the skin. Rubbing some into skin before bed and in the morning can reduce oil production, soften skin, and dry out/heal blemishes. It reduces odors, moisturizes the skin, and helps to eliminate toxins.

A few things about arrowroot powder

Why do I add Zinc Oxide?

Zinc oxide is widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, itching due to eczema, diaper rash, and acne. It is used in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments.

Read more about zinc oxide:

Why did I choose the Purification blend for my body powder?

Purification is a Young Living blend that is made up of six essential oils for the ultimate weapon against odors. Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree work together to create a refreshing, bright scent that keeps you feeling fresh.

Purification Contains:

Cymbopogon nardus† (Citronella) oil
Rosmarinus officinalis† (Rosemary) leaf oil
Cymbopogon flexuosus† (Lemongrass) oil
Melaleuca alternifolia† (Tea tree) leaf oil
Lavandula hybrida† (Lavandin) oil
Myrtus communis† (Myrtle) oil

†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

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