Why make and use your own aromatherapy bodycare products? Many commercial body care products are filled with synthetic ingredients, some of which have toxic effects. Even small amounts of toxic ingredients in hair and body products can cause toxic chemicals to accumulate in your body over time, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
By making aromatherapy products for your body, you can choose quality ingredients and know exactly what's in the product you're using.
Aromatherapy Body Powder
One ingredient of concern is talc, used in body powders and other personal care products. Some studies have suggested a possible link between talc and ovarian cancer, although the FDA doesn't consider the evidence conclusive. However, if you want to be on the safe side, make your own cornstarch aromatherapy body powder.
Place all ingredients except essential oil in a large bowl or food processor.
Stir slowly with a whisk or whirl in food processor for 15 seconds until well blended.
Measure out about 6 tablespoons of the mixture.
Use a mortar and pestle to blend the lavender essential oil into the 6 tablespoons of powder.
the oily mixture back into the other powder mixture and whisk slowly,
or if using a food processor, whirl for 15 seconds. Alternately, you can
put the powder in a large container with a tight-fitting lid and shake
Store the powder in a airtight container in a cool, dark place for three days to let the scent permeate the powder.