Whatever I use on my body, I always question whether it is safe or not; and I am sure many of you must be asking this to yourself too! Whatever you buy contain some or the other weird named chemical/ingredient  be it a makeup product or an edible and talcum powder is no exception. The regular powder which you use contains talc, which is closely related to asbestos and has been linked to various cancers.

Here is a really simple recipe for natural body powder which is talc-free! Yay!


  • Really easy to make
  • All natural
  • No talc or other chemicals
  • Can be customised
  • Contains goodness of essential oils
  • Nourishing to the skin
  • Does not clog pores


Things you need:

  • 2/3 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/3 cup non-GMO cornstarch
  • Tablespoons kaolin clay (optional)
  • Essential oils of your choice like lavender or rose


In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir carefully. Drip essential oils on top and stir thoroughly to combine. Transfer to a powder shaker bottle or a re-purposed spice bottle with shaker top. Always shake before you use.

Use pure essential oils and check if you are allergic to any of the essential oils before using it.