Green Tea has gotten a lot of press lately because it is full of antioxidants. Combine its healing properties for the skin with its delicate scent and you have the perfect base for an after-bath body powder. The addition of lavender and calendula lends a floral aroma that is alluring without being overpowering. Lavender is also a strong antiviral herb while Calendula is famous for its antibacterial properties.
This is an easy-to-make body powder that can be wrapped up as a luxurious gift for any occasion. Green Tea Body Powder doubles as an organic baby powder for the newborn or as a foot powder to control foot odor.
- 2 cups organic cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
- 2 tablespoons dried calendula flowers
- 2 tablespoons green tea leaves or 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 1 blender
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 mixing spoon
- measuring cups
- 2 resealable shaker bottles or a small canning jar with holes punched in the lid
- 1 resealable jar for extra mixture
- 1 label
- Blend the dried herbs into a fine powder. The mixture will measure out to about 1/2 cup when finished.
- Add the cornstarch 1 cup at a time into the blender and blend until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour a small amount of the mixture into a travel size shaker bottle for the diaper bag and more into another shaker bottle for the changing table if you’re planning to use it as a baby powder.
- Pour the remaining mixture into a resealable jar and label it for storage.
Storage and Use
Store extra Green Tea Body Powder in a labeled, resealable bottle for up to a year.
Simply dust the body after drying the skin when stepping out of the bath or sauna.
To use Green Tea Body Powder as a baby powder, simply sprinkle about a teaspoon of powder on the baby’s clean diaper area to prevent diaper rash.