This is a truly special-and yet simple-gift. Cornstarch makes a natural powder, and the essential oils give it a fabulous scent. It’s really fun to mix up a batch by hand.
What you will need:
Essential oil or perfume oil (available at many bath shops specializing in perfume and potpourri)
Tin to hold the powder and powder puff (available at drugstores) or large, fancy salt shaker
How to do it:
Make sure your hands are clean and dry. For every 1/2 cup of cornstarch, use about 10 drops of oil, and mix well with your hands. Place the powder in a tin with a powder puff or in a salt shaker.
Reprinted with permission from The Mudpies Activity Book: Recipes for Invention © 1994 by Nancy Blakey, Tricycle Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, Ca 94707.