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How to Make Bath Powder

How to Make After Bath Powder for a Silky Sweet Homemade Gift

Learning how to make bath powder to give as a homemade gift or to include in a bath themed gift basket is very satisfying.

By bath powder, I mean the silky after-bath powder that softly scents and dries the skin.

Why make after bath powder?

  • Homemade bath powder is inexpensive.
  • And so very easy to make.
  • Plus, bath powder is a luxury many of us live without.

Let's face it buying a luxurious bath powder is expensive and shall I say it? unnecessary - which make it the perfect homemade present.

Don't you like getting gifts you desire, but would never buy for yourself?

Below are instructions for how to make bath powder with essential oil or any perfume. Over the years, I've come across a lot of recipes, but in the end I prefer a simple bath powder formula.

I like bath powder that is extra soft (some are too rough) and silky as well as lightly scented.

The powders I use are silky and the baking soda helps to limit clumping. With the right proportions your bath powder will be a fluffy, fine and powdery mixture that feels like silk on your skin.

Don't you just love rubbing powder all over your body and then smelling the sweet -not overpowering- fragrance on your skin?! So will your friends and family!

How to Make Bath Powder...

Below you will find two recipes for after bath powder. The first uses essential oils for scent and the second uses perfume.

"Essentially Lovely" Bath Powder Recipe

This is my easy, tried and true recipe for bath powder that I use often and always include in my bath themed gift baskets. I love the addition of essential oils, because of their emotionally therapeutic benefits such as soothing lavender and invigorating mint.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Essential oil of your choice

Directions:

Step 1 - In a plastic zip bag or a glass canning jar, combine powders and baking soda.

Step 2 - Add several drops of essential oil and blend well.

Step 3 - Squish clumps with fingers or blend in food processor.

Step 4 - Let mixture sit in air tight container for at least 24 hours or a few days as the powder fully absorbs the oil.

Step 5 - Shake or blend once more before giving in a pretty air tight container.

Note: Give this gift in a pretty glass jar or bottle, a salt shaker (with colored plastic wrap under the lid to seal), or use a flat round plastic jar or tin with a soft puffy applicator from a store makeup section.

"Favorite Fragrance" Bath Powder Recipe

The best part about this recipe is that you can use your own perfume or that of your recipient! Most people have never thought about how to make bath powder with the delicious bottle of perfume in their own bedroom! This bath powder is soft and silky and features a coordinating scent with your favorite perfume. This is really simple, here you go...

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Any perfume or fragrance oil

Directions:

Step 1 - In a plastic zip bag or a glass canning jar, combine powders and baking soda.

Step 2 - Add several drops or sprays of your favorite perfume or fragrance oil and blend well.

Step 3 - Squish clumps with fingers or blend in food processor.

Step 4 - Let mixture sit in air tight container for at least 24 hours or a few days as the powder fully absorbs the oil. Keep container closed as much as possible to protect fragrance from dissipating.

Step 5 - Shake or blend once more before giving in a pretty air tight container.

That's it for now! Feel free to include one of these cute little "made with love" tags for the finishing touch to your homemade gift.

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