DEODORIZING BODY POWDER
I use my deodorizing body powder on my feet and in my shoes. It’s great for sweaty feet in sandals. It’s also a great refresher for under arms, under boobs, thighs, wherever. This 100% natural powder is talc-free, absorbent, and smells light and pleasant. It’s a gender neutral smell of frankincense, and Myrrh.
I made my deodorizing body powders for my own use because I needed a non-slippery, absorbent foot powder for hot days at the Farmer’s Market when I wanted to wear sandals. And because I do unfortunately also have smelly feet, I needed the powder to not only stop foot glide in sandals, but smelling my sandals up. That’s why I added Baking Soda. Baking Soda is alkaline so it prevent acid loving bacteria from thriving. It might prove to be very relieving for some people while being too alkaline for others or certain spots on the body.
I also wanted a body powder to apply between my thighs when I where a skirt. My deodorizing body powder is absorbent thanks to the rice flour and the tapioca starch and the light scent of pure essential oils. Since it was originally just for me, I made the original in my favorite scent with lots of Frankincense. There is also a Flower Garden, also 100% essential oils, that is lightly scented with rose geranium and lavender.
This Body Powder is great for those who tend to rash using baking soda deodorant but want the effectiveness of baking soda. This can be applied lightly and may be all you need to deodorize your armpits, feet and other spots.
Natural and Vegan Ingredients
- Rice Flour: This is a nice alternative to talcum powder which is no longer considered a healthy body powder due to contaminants often found in it.
- Baking Soda: This adds alkalinity to the mixture which is good for fighting bad smells but can prove too highly alkaline for some skin areas and types.
- Non-GMO Tapioca Flour: this extremely soft and absorbent starch is super soft and lovely on the skin.
- Bentonite Clay: Clay has the ability to absorb lots of water (and sweat). It is able to absorb toxins as well according to some claims.
- Diatomaceous Earth: The complexity of the surface of diatomaceous earth allows it to act as a little adsorber trapping moisture – much like a natural silica pak would.
- Frankincense Powder – smells wonderful.
- Amyris & Frankincense Essential Oils: These two essential oils smell delightful together (Amyris smells like sandalwood). A study of the chemical composition of these (and other ) essential oils showed strong antimicrobial activity.
- Patchouli and Vetiver
Deodorizing Body Powder Directions
Powder a little on hands and then on parts you want to feel dry and deodorized.
This contains the absorbent qualities of Bentonite Clay with the anti-caking properties of diatomaceous earth. Baking Soda is an entirely natural deodorizer and powder may allow you to control the quantity you apply. The higher alkaline level of this powder makes it not suitable for face, open cuts or sores, or very tender areas. For the same reason it is not suitable for prepubescent children.