Thursday, June 11, 2009

Foot Powder Recipe

Allison B. Kontur

Whether you are out on the town or running a marathon, sweaty feet put a damper on your plans as well as your comfort level! This recipe incorporates clay to keep you dry, baking soda to help deodorize and essential oils to neutralize odors. We use this blend directly on our feet or even sprinkle in shoes that need a little "odor control". Use a powder shaker for more controlled application!

You will need:
4 oz Kaolin Clay
4 oz Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
4 oz Tapioca Starch
2 oz Black Walnut Oil, Infusion
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Tea Tree Essential Oil
1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) Rosemary Essential Oil
1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) Lavender, Bulgarian Essential Oil
Powder Shakers

Phase 1: Place tapioca starch in a blender reserved for formulating (it is helpful if your blender has a top with a removable plug in the center). Cap your blender and with blades on, pour black walnut oil infusion and essential oil through center of lid and mix until thoroughly combined. The tapioca starch should still be powder-like in appearance and may look slightly lumpy. If it looks like a paste or has the consistency of tiny balls, you have used too much oil. (It is imperative that you weigh your ingredients for your recipe to turn out successfully.) Pour tapioca starch/oil blend into a sterile glass or stainless steel bowl and set aside.

Phase 2: Combine Kaolin Clay and Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) until blended and lowly add tapioca starch/oil/essential oil blend taking care to thoroughly combine the ingredients. We suggest wearing a mask and working in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling dust particles.

Phase 3: You may wish to dump he entire mixture back into your blender to fully incorporate the ingredients before packaging in powder shakers.


No comments: