I believe it’s pretty apparent now that the use of talcum powder needs to go. It doesn’t deserve a place in your toxin-free house when you can easily, and may I add cheaply, do it yourself at home. A few brave people have sued Johnson & Johnson, a family run company based out of my home state New Jersey, of causing ovarian cancer and WON! It was reported on Bloomberg and many other well-known publication sources.
You’ll want to use arrowroot powder as the main constituant of any body powder. A few popular uses for body powders would be for feet, scalp and eyes (in the form of eyeshadow). Below, I’ll show you how to use essential oils in DIY recipes for dry shampoos and foot powders.
⚠︎ Health & Safety Tip: Start small, go steady. Always start something with a bit of caution, and use the smallest dose possible. Keep steady with anything to see real results. The strong quality of CPTG essential oils make them very potent and should be rotated often to prevent irritation and sensitivity. This is for topical and internal usage. ⚠︎
∞ Dry Shampoo ∞
Dry shampoos are definitely having a moment these days, and for good reason. It’s a total time savor for busy people. It’s pretty obvious to understand why many want to skip the hair washing. It takes more time and more money since those lovely organic shampoos like Rahua or Josh Rosebrook cost a pretty penny. I’m not suggesting “don’t wash your hair” I’m suggesting using dry shampoos for those busy moments when washing your hair is not an option. Added bonus, it brings lift and body to limp locks while soaking up excess moisture and sebum.
Dear Crissy has the right idea by adding bentonite clay into her DIY recipe. Want something more unique? Try this herbal dry shampoo powder by Mountain Rose herbs blog that incorporated herbal powders like rose and lavender into their recipe. Looking to get a deeper clean, then add baking soda to your recipe like they did here at The Glowing Fridge. Or better yet, you can turn that dry shampoo into a liquid spray like they did at DIY Insanity by adding certain fluids like alcohol or witch hazel water to a dry shampoo recipe.
Essential Oils for Scalp & Hair:
Rosemary, cypress, melaleuca and clary sage
Organic arrowroot powder, organic cornstarch powder, baking soda, bentonite clay, pure organic cacao powder (specifically for brunettes), essential oil combination of your choice. Adjust cacao powder to meet your true brown. Rosemary & Cypress are known to promote hair growth. Melaleuca & Clary Sage are known to maintain a healthy scalp.
∞ Foot Powder ∞
No one likes that damp feeling in their toes from either extreme weather or heavy humidity. It just feels, uncomfortable. Hong Kong and Singapore are particularly humid places where you just need to wear enclosed shoes sometimes. Singapore has amazing reservoirs and parks that you should really consider wearing sneakers. Hong Kong is a city metropolis with high humidity just like Singapore, and for some odd reason, you can definitely feel the dampness in your feet. Foot powders keep your feet dry, and when you enhance it with CPTG essential oils, you’re now adding some therapeutic benefits to it. Therapeutic means that it can have a more health beneficial effect to the body. The feet are well-known for harboring the largest pores on the body, making it useful to apply essential oils and having an effect throughout the systems and organs of the body. It’s one of the reasons why special anointing oils where placed on the feet during biblical times. In general essential oil practice, massaging them on the feet is one of the best ways to deliver these therapeutic compounds directly into the blood stream.
Essential Oils for Feet:
Peppermint, melaleuca, oregano
Again, use the 50:50 ratio of cornstarch and arrowroot powders, then add your choice of essential oils. Melaleuca and oregano are known for their anti-fungal powers, with oregano being the strongest of the two. Oregano is a strong essential oil that should be used in steady low amounts to see results for more serious cases such as foot fungus or athlete’s foot. Peppermint can help to cool the heat of oregano, however also used in low amounts since it can cause sensitivity with prolonged use.