Natural Dusting Powders and Supplies
Rachel's Supply is proud to present this line of premium handmade powder making accessories.

Making a natural, soft and fragrant talcum type body and dusting powder without talc ( which can contain abestos ) is very simple to do and very economical and is a lot of fun to do! You can also create medicated body and foot powders as well.
We prefer Arrowroot powder or Tapioca Starch as a base as there natural qualities are almost identical to talcum, but you can also add or use other natural powders such as Kaolin Clay, Rice Flour, Oat Flour or Cornstarch, we recommend you try them all in different combinations to achieve a powder that is perfect for you.

To make your own dusting powder, add the contents of a recipe ( we've listed our favorites at the bottom of this page ), blend well using a blender or stirring by hand, seal in a container and allow to set for a few days before using.

Note: We have found that adding the oil to a cotton pad, then placing this a jar with the powder and allowing to sit for about 24 hours, then shaking powder to mix it up, and allowing it sit another 24 hours works very well, and the cotton pad will prevent oil from making any clumps in the powder .

Using different fragrances or essential oils gives you unlimited possibilities.

Click here to see our selection of powder puffs and powder boxes


Our Favorite Dusting Powder Recipes:



Perfumed After Bath Powder Recipe
Light Dusting Powder Recipe
Silky Gardenia Powder Recipe
Absorbent Bath Powder for Oily Skin Recipe
Rose Bath Powder Recipe
Vanilla Dusting Powder Recipe
Extra Smooth Face and Body Powder Recipe
Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder Recipe
Chamomile Healing Skin Body Powder Recipe
Cooling Foot and Body Powder Recipe
Natural Baby Powder Recipe
Healing Foot Powder Recipe




F25 Brown Paragon Powder Box
with Plastic Sifter Top
A beautiful brown cardboard box with a plastic sifter top. The box 2.5 inches in diameter by 6 inches tall and will hold about 2 cups of powder.
Simply fill the box with powder and install the top. The top can be removed and box refilled with powder many times.
Please note: These plugs are meant to be a tight fit. If we make the top fit too loose, you risk the tops popping off or powder leaking out of the tube. When assembling these by hand, you will have to use some force to put on the tops for the first time. It is much easier to get the tops in if they are inserted exactly level. If they go in just the least bit crooked you will have a very tough time getting them in the first time, but once inserted the first time, the are easily remove and reinstalled for future fillings. Once you have installed the first top, you will be a pro at doing it again.
 F25 Brown Paragon Powder Box with Plastic Sifter Top $4.95 each.
 F25 ( Case of 10 ) Brown Paragon Powder Box with Plastic Sifter Tops $39.95
F26 Crimson Powder Box
with Plastic Sifter Top
A beautiful crimson red cardboard box with a plastic sifter top. The box 1-7/8 inches in diameter by 5.25 inches tall and will hold about 1-1/2 cups of powder.
Simply fill the box with powder and install the top. The top can be removed and box refilled with powder many times.
Please note: These plugs are meant to be a tight fit. If we make the top fit too loose, you risk the tops popping off or powder leaking out of the tube. When assembling these by hand, you will have to use some force to put on the tops for the first time. It is much easier to get the tops in if they are inserted exactly level. If they go in just the least bit crooked you will have a very tough time getting them in the first time, but once inserted the first time, the are easily remove and reinstalled for future fillings. Once you have installed the first top, you will be a pro at doing it again.
 F26 Crimson Powder Box with Plastic Sifter Top $4.75 each.
 F26 ( Case of 10 ) Crimson Powder Box with Plastic Sifter Tops $37.95

New! Rachel's Line of Fragrant Body Powders

We have had so many requests for ready to use fragrant body powders that we developed our own line. After two years of testing and developing and feedback, we are happy to offer the following fragrant body powders.
These powders contain Arrowroot Powder, Cornstarch Powder, Baking Soda and Dry Flo Modified Tapioca Starch and fragrance.
We blend these powders ourselves and very proud of this line. The powders are shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Each jar contains 2 cups of powder ( 2 cups of powder goes a long way! ).

We can't wait to get your feedback on this new product line. We intend to expand our line in the future to include many different fragrances, if you have a favorite fragrance you would like for us to offer, then please contact us and let us know.

These powders are shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping.


M40 Carrot Cake Fragrance Body Powder
Yummy! A silky powder base with a delicious fragrance that has a buttery spicy blend with hints of carrot, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut and vanilla. This aroma is delicious with a buttercream top note.
  M40 Carrot Cake Fragrant Body Powder ( 2 cups ): $14.95
M41 Apples and Oranges Fragrance Body Powder
A light fragrance that lingers well. The classic blend of two fragrance favorites, crisp apple with an overlay of juicy, sweet orange.
  M41 Apples and Oranges Fragrant Body Powder ( 2 cups ): $14.95
M42 Blueberry Cobbler Fragrance Body Powder
Watch out for any hungry folks hanging around when after you apply this delicious fragrance powder! An inviting aroma of baked vanilla and fresh blueberries.
  M42 Blueberry Cobbler Fragrant Body Powder ( 2 cups ): $14.95
M43 Honeysuckle Fragrance Body Powder
Fresh spring floral. A true fresh honeysuckle growing wild on the tree. Succulent and sweet.
  M43 Honeysuckle Fragrant Body Powder ( 2 cups ): $14.95
M44 White Linen Type ( Women ) Fragrance Body Powder
Cool and crisp as linen, with jasmine, moss and white florals with a touch of berries.
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M45 White Diamonds Type ( Women ) Fragrance Body Powder
A woman's best friend. A sharp blend of lilies, roses and oakmoss with an amber base.
  M45 White Diamonds Type Fragrant Body Powder ( 2 cups ): $14.95
M47 Coolwater Type ( Men ) Fragrance Body Powder
This cool breeze of fragrance is surprising. This mix of lavender, jasmine and musk is completely masculine because it's grounded with oakmoss and sandalwood. A nice change of pace in a man's fragrance, cool and refreshing, not overpowering.
  M47 Coolwater Type Fragrant Body Powder ( 2 cups ): $14.95
M16 Rachel's Own Silky Powder Base Blend ( Unscented )
Some of our customers like to make their own natural body powders themselves, but many prefer to bypass the mixing process ( which can bet very dusty! ) and buy the body powder already blended. We offer Rachel's own preferred blend that she choose from testing many different types of powder recipes. This powder blend contains a precise blend of Arrowroot Powder, Cornstarch Powder, Baking Soda and Dry Flo Modified Tapioca Starch.
The result is a perfect powder base that has a soft silky feel when applied the the skin, but disperses on the skin smoothly. It will readily attach to powder puffs and will make a small "puff" of dust when patted with the puff, but is not too "dusty" ( this is one of the hardest things to get just right ). This base is fragrance free and is makes a great natural body powder on it's own, and can be turned into a premium fragrant body powder by adding fragrance. ( If you are adding fragrance, you can add the oils directly to the jar the base comes in, allow to set for about 48 hours, then sift through a flour sifter to remove any clumps the fragrance oils created and then place back into the jar until ready to use ).

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

 M16 1.12 Pounds ( 4 Cups ) Rachels Own Silky Powder Base Blend: $16.95



Arrowroot Powder
100% natural arrowroot powder is made from the root of the Arrowroot Plant (Maranta arundinacea). It is used in cooking and as a natural substitute for talc powder.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

 M02 One Pound ( 4 Cups ) Arrowroot Powder: $12.50



100% Pure, Natural Cornstarch Powder
Pure cornstarch from the Zea mays plant. Be careful of store brand cornstarch powders as they may contain chemical additives. Ours is 100% pure and natural.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

  M04 One Pound ( 4 Cups ) Cornstarch: $12.50

100% Pure, Natural Baking Soda Powder
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda (alkali) is used in baby powders, feminine powders, deodorant powders, hair powders and body powders. Has great absorption, and is healthy for the skin.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

  M08 1 Pound ( 2 Cups ) of Baking Soda $7.50



100% Pure, Natural Tapioca Starch Powder
Tapioca starch can replace other powders and starches in your handmade formulas. Tapioca starch has many times more thickening power than corn starch or arrowroot starch in mask preparations. Tapioca starch also makes a great addition to body powders. It is bright white and has a very smooth flow.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

  M10 One Pound ( 4 Cups ) Tapioca Starch: $12.50

100% Pure, Natural Rice Flour Powder
Rice Flour can replace other powders and starches in your handmade formulas. Rice Flour is a bit more grainy than arrowroot powder, but has exceptional absorption and is and excellent choice for deodorant powders.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

  M12 22 Ounces ( 4 Cups ) Rice Flour: $12.50



100% Pure, Natural Oat Flour Powder
Oat Flour can also replace other powders and starches in your handmade formulas. Oat Flour is a bit more grainy than arrowroot powder, but has exceptional absorption and is and excellent choice for deodorant powders and is often used in healthy skin formulas.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

  M16 14 Ounces ( 4 Cups ) Oat Flour: $12.50



M06 Dry Flo TS Modified Tapioca Starch Powder
Dry Flo TS starch is a unique new starch that will enhance the aesthetics of your most challenging skin care formulations. Adding this to your body powder recipes will make a tight, chalky powder turn into a smooth, velvety powder. This new, non-GMO, aluminium-free, tapioca starch has been modified with polymethylsilsesquioxane to provide enhanced sensory properties and aesthetic appeal. It's naturally-derived and biodegradable, for excellent performance that's also renewable and sustainable.

Formulations containing DRY-FLO TS starch have reduced friction and a smooth, powdery feel on skin. It's also a great oil adsorber that mitigates greasiness without whitening. In formulations, DRY-FLO TS starch can provide significantly reduced shine and decreased oily feel on skin.

Use DRY-FLO TS starch in body powders, creams, lotions, sunscreens and even skin care treatment products to create elegant and appealing formulations. It's even great in dry shampoos where its oil absorption ability helps to refresh and revive a style. Use it in powders to deliver a cushioned, conditioned skin feel.

With this versatile new starch, you'll discover new ways to create high performance, aesthetically-pleasing and elegant personal care products. Discover DRY-FLO TS starch; a new ingredient for stand-out, sustainable skin care. Usage rates: creams/lotions: 2-35%; body powders:5 to 70%.

This is shipped in a handy wide mouth, pinch grip plastic jar for easy handling and storage. Jars are packed full at our facility, but product will settle during shipping, so we sell it by weight to insure that you know you are receiving the correct amount.

  M06 20 Ounce Jar ( about 4 cups ) $18.50
G89 Pure Lemon Peel Powder
This is food grade lemon peel powder, 100% pure. Organically grown. Recommended powder solution is 5% Powder. To obtain this, simply mix 30cc Powder to 2 cups powder.
 30cc ( 6 teaspoons ) Pack. $2.95 each.

G86 Natural Zinc Oxide Powder
Zinc oxide is a natural mineral which has been used safely for generations to shield against the harmful effects of the sun. Zinc oxide forms a protective physical barrier over the skin and stops the harmful UV rays, providing the most complete protection. Because it absorbs ultraviolet light, zinc oxide can be used in powders, ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn. Some ointment-based preparations such as zinc oxide are water repellent and stay on even during swimming. Zinc oxide is ideal for the nose and ears while swimming. A deodorant can be made simply from zinc oxide and powder which works by killing underarm bacteria so they won't smell. Zinc oxide is the main active ingredient in most diaper rash formulas. Ours is not micronized and is USP. ( Tip: You can also use it full strength as a diaper rash ointment or on your nose as a complete sun block. Just add water to desired consistency. )
Recommended powder solution is 1% Zinc Oxide Powder ( if you check the ingredients on the most popular medicated powders in stores, you will find most of them are 1% zinc oxide and menthol ). To obtain this, simply mix 5cc Zinc Oxide Powder to 2 cups powder.
 30cc ( 6 teaspoons ) Pack. $2.95 each.

G90 Natural Black Walnut Hull Powder ( For Foot Powders )
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), powdered hull. Through the ages it has been used to rid the bowel of parasites such as tapeworms. It is also used as an antifungal in cases of Candida yeast, ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush. Recommended powder solution is 3-5% Black Walnut Powder. To obtain this, simply mix 15-25cc Black Walnut Powder to 2 cups powder.
 30cc ( 6 teaspoons ) Pack. $2.95 each.

G84 Pure Chamomile Powder
This is made from Chamomile Flowers, 100% pure. Organically grown. Recommended powder solution is 5% Powder. To obtain this, simply mix 30cc Powder to 2 cups powder.
 30cc ( 6 teaspoons ) Pack. $2.95 each.

M17 Kaolin Clay
A very good mixing clay for all dusting powder recipes, widely used in other cosmetic recipes as well. A good dusting choice for sensitive, dry or maturing skin as it does not overly "pull" the natural oils from your skin.
When used as a clay mask, it will help stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating and cleansing your skin. When added directly to the bath tub it will soften your skin.
 One Pound Bag ( Frontier Brand ). $20.95 each.

Plastic Mixing Jar
A large 32 oz. PETG jar with screw on lid is the perfect size for mixing up a batch of dusting powder. After mixing, screw lid onto jar and let fragrances blend into powder for a few days before using.
  F23 Mixing Jar: $3.95

F27 4 ounce Metal
Tins with Clear View Tops. 2-1/4 diameter x 1-5/8" tall. Perfect size for the PP05 sponge!
  F27c 4 ounce Metal Tins with Clear View Tops $2.50 Each
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Need Pure Essential Oils for your powder recipes, add a few drops of your favorite Rachel's Pure Essential Oils to create your own personal, natural dusting powder.


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Powder Recipes


Perfumed After Bath Powder

8 ounces Tapioca Starch
4 ounces Corn Starch
4 ounces Arrowroot Powder
22 drops fragrance or essential oils.

Combine powders and mix well.
Add oils to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes 2 cups powder



Light Dusting Powder
11 ounces Tapioca Starch
4 ounces Baking Soda
1 ounce Kaolin Powder
15-18 drops fragrance or essential oils.


Combine powders and mix well.
Add oils to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes 2 cups powder



Silky Gardenia Powder
8 ounces Tapioca Starch
5 ounces Corn Starch
3 ounces Arrowroot Powder
12-15 drops gardenia essential oil.

Combine powders and mix well.
Add gardenia essential oil to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes 2 cups powder




Absorbent Bath Powder for Oily Skin
( Not quite as smooth as other powders, but it really is absorbent and will leave skin feeling clean and fresh )

You will need:
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon orrisroot powder
If you want a perfumed powder, add several drops of your favorite essential oil, or leave this out if you prefer unscented.

Combine powders and mix well to make sure orrisroot powder is evenly dispersed.
Add essential oils ( if you are adding fragrance ) to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 48 hours ( a little longer than other powders to make sure orrisroot has absorbed fragrance ), shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use.
Makes 2 cups powder



Rose Bath Powder Recipe

You will need:
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup arrowroot powder
1 cup cornstarch powder
5cc rosehip powder
16 drops rose fragrance oil

Combine powders and mix well.
Add fragrance oil to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes 2 cups powder



Vanilla Dusting Powder Recipe
( Leaves a long lasting, pleasant vanilla fragrance on the skin )
You will need:
1 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup tapioca starch
8 drops vanilla essential oil
30cc Pure Vanillin Powder
Combine powders and mix well.
Add fragrance oil to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes 2 cups powder



Extra Smooth Face and Body Powder
( good for absorbing oil and leaves a fresh feel to skin ) You will need:
1 Cup Arrowroot Powder
1/2 Cup Dry Flo Powder
1/2 Cup Rice Flour
30 cc Lemon Peel Powder
30 cc Chamomile Powder
A few drops of your favorite fragrance oils ( or you can use unscented )

Combine powders and mix well.
Add fragrance oil to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes just over 2 cups powder



Shimmering Rose Dusting Powder Recipe
( Imparts delightful rose fragrance and shimmering effect, pinkish powder looks great in puff containers ) You will need:
1/2 cup of arrowroot powder
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup Rose Clay
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon of cosmetic grade glitter
10 drops of rose fragrance oil
Combine powders and mix well.

Add fragrance oil to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes just over 2 cups powder



Chamomile Healing Skin Body Powder Recipe
( A good tonic for the skin ) You will need:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tapioca starch
1/4 cup oatmeal flour
1/4 cup rice flour
1 cup arrowroot powder
30cc chamomile flower powder
1 teaspoon zinc oxide powder
15 drops geranium oil

Combine powders and mix well.
Add fragrance oil to absorbent cotton pad.
Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes just over 2 cups powder



Cooling Foot and Body Powder Recipe
You will need:
1/2 cup powdered arrowroot
1/2 cup oatmeal flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
10 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Combine powders and mix well.
Add oils to absorbent cotton pad.

Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes just over 2 cups powder



Natural Baby Powder
( if rash is a problem, add zinc oxide powder ) 1 cup tapioca starch
1 cup cornstarch
30cc chamomile powder
30cc lavender powder
30cc oatmeal flour
Add powders to mixing container and shake well, it is now ready to use.
Healing Foot Powder
( Good for athletes foot, apply 2-3 times daily ) 1 cup tapioca starch
1 cup cornstarch
30cc chamomile powder
30cc black walnut powder
30cc zinc oxide powder
10 drops tea tree oil
Combine powders and mix well.
Add oils to absorbent cotton pad.

Place pad with oil in container with powder, shake or stir well, allow to sit 24 hours, shake or stir again, allow to sit another 24 hours, shake or stir powder, remove pad and discard, place powder into containers, it is ready to use. Makes just over 2 cups powder