How to Make Scented Dusting Powder Using Essential Oils Posted on 04 Sep 23:50

Scented powders are among the easiest beauty products to make, but also some of the best for your body. Whereas store bought deodorants may be problematic on sensitive skin, even the most delicate skin types can enjoy powders infused with pure essential oils. Best of all, there is no need for you to worry about any harmful chemicals when you make the scented powders yourself.


Making scented dusting powders is simple. You can do it yourself in just a few minutes or make it a family affair! Let each member of the family choose their own premium essential oils depending on what scents or healing solutions they prefer. Making scented dusting powder can also be a fun Girls' Night In activity.



Place the cornstarch and orris root powder in a blender and blend together on low speed. Add the essential oil a few drops at a time, blending well to avoid clumping. An alternative method would be to whisk the ingredients together by hand until well mixed.

It is wise to stop and smell the powder as you add oils. You will want to make sure that you have an end product that is pleasant without being overwhelming.

Once you are satisfied that the powder is mixed well, pour into a clean, sealable container.


Use dusting powder on any area that is prone to perspiration. Under the arms, on the neck, in shoes, on the décolletage, or anywhere you prefer. Apply the powder lightly with a soft brush or a sponge.

Another option is to place the powder in a powder bottle. It shakes easily, which is handy if you are using the powder in shoes or to freshen up upholstery. If you decide to use a powder bottle, add 1/4 cup of uncooked rice. It won't affect the powder, but it will keep it from clumping.


Proponents of essential oils believe that they have qualities that can noticeably improve your daily life. Though the FDA has not yet officially verified these claims, essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their life-changing properties.

Adding essential oils to your scented dusting powder provides an elegant scent along with a wide range of possible health benefits. Some choices to consider include:

The deep, citrusy, sweet smell of bergamot is thought to have antiseptic and antibiotic properties, making it ideal for foot powders. However, the premium essential oil is also believed to be a stimulant and antidepressant. It is widely used by runners and athletes who need a boost.

Many studies have shown that chamomile teas are suitable for those who have trouble relaxing. Chamomile essential oil is a good choice for a powder to use before bedtime or on bed linens.

Like chamomile, lavender is known for its calming properties. However, lavender is also thought to have a variety of other uses. It is used by some to help with acne, which makes it a perfect addition to powders used by those prone to sensitive skin. It is also thought to deter bugs like mosquitoes, which makes it a much more pleasant alternative to citronella.

Bright, fresh, and invigorating, orange is a scent that is pleasing to almost anyone. Orange essential oils blend well with other scents for a truly unique aroma. Try blending orange, vanilla, and pepper for a fiery, yet comforting powder.

A favorite essential oil, the spiciness of patchouli conjures images of romance and intrigue. Indeed, patchouli is thought by some to be an aphrodisiac, making it the perfect choice for a night out or a night in.


Scented dusting powders make excellent gifts on their own or included in a gift basket of like-scented items. Place the powder in a unique tin with a pretty powder puff for gifting. Don't forget to include an explanation of the essential oil you chose and its reputed restorative properties.

Another option is to leave the powder unscented. This gives the recipient the opportunity to scent the powder to her own liking. Include a variety of essential oils, an explanation of each, and a tutorial on how to add the oils without creating clumps. Many women prefer this option because it allows them to cater the powder to their own needs.


As always, be careful to use only pure essential oils as “fragrance oils” are less potent, often diluted, and may contain harmful chemical additives. Healing Solutions tests and verifies each of their oils to ensure that every customer gets only the best of premium essential oils and blends. LEARN MORE about our testing methods or SHOP HERE to get started with your own homemade all-natural scented dusting powder!