I received a lovely postcard in the mail from a dear blogger friend, Susan (Miss Tea). She has been visiting her family in Indonesia and is having a wonderful time. I miss her blog, Tea Diary, and pray that she will be able to join her friends and journal once again very soon. Miss Deb, from Bee Happy, also received a lovely postcard, so stop by her site, too, and see her lovely card.
I might as well show you some things I’ve been up to. Nothing to write home about, but enough to keep me out of trouble…col..
I made the above card for a co-worker friend who helps make being ‘there’ a little more bearable. It’s her birthday, and I accompanied the card with some homemade body dusting powder. I put it in a very pretty ceramic container but forgot to take a photo. ( The muffins are a combination flour carrot muffin with NO SUGAR added…I’ve been off of processed sugar for 14 days!!! I’m so proud of myself. Any future goodies with sugar will be eaten on occasion, but I’ve committed to adjusting to a healthier lifestyle.)
I would love to have the real fluffy, old-fashioned powder puffs, but I think I’ll have to order online for that. They are almost impossible to find in a store now-a-days.
This body powder was very easy to make, and is so natural that you could eat it, though I wouldn’t recommend it … Equal parts cornstarch and tapioca starch (flour), and half the amount of baking soda (the baking soda adds a nice deodorant aspect). Add enough essential oil drops to suit your desired aroma strength (I used Lavender for this powder), and mix. Sift it through a sifter or mesh strainer, and put it into any pretty container with a lid. Decorate it as desired.
Or you can funnel it into a shaker. I used this widowed pepper shaker. I bought it years ago because I liked the cheery colors and design, but never put anything in it. Now, with new purpose, it can sprinkle dust instead of collect it.
These dusting powders make perfect gifts, and you can use any essential oils you like. I prefer the oils because they don’t give me the itchy nose or sneezy felling that store bought fragrances do…especially the toiletry items. Or you can leave out the fragrance for a refreshing unscented powder, which I did for my co-worker, as she is sometimes bothered by scents.
You can also add the oils to purified water with a touch of witch hazel or alcohol, and add to a spray bottle for a lovely, refreshing body spray anytime. I made some with Jasmine essential oil, and it’s divine.
Dusting Body Powder
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup tapioca starch (flour)
1/2 cup baking soda
approx. 10-15 drops of essential oil
mix ingredients and sift. The fragrance will enhance as it sits.
Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane. Until next time may happy days abound!
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