Lightly Mint Foot Powder 2


Summer days mean spending time outside walking, running and playing. However at the end of the day, your feet are wet. This is where a foot powder comes into play. Many foot powders on the market are strongly mint or perhaps even have menthol in the formulations. I am first to say I like the cooling sensation of mint but it is easily overdone. Let’s go make a foot powder that doesn’t make you want to run out of your shoes!

 

First I started with Dry Flo TS. Dry Flo TS is a modified cornstarch. It flows much better than the cornstarch you might find in your cooking cupboard and it is less likely to clump. It is a handcrafters’ dream for body powders and other such products.

I also used Arrowroot Powder in this formulation. It is commonly used as a replacement to talc. I like the texture of Arrowroot Powder so it is a personal favorite to have in handcrafted body powders.

Additionally, I used Allantoin. Allantoin has long been used as a skin protectant but remember, as soon as you make such claims, your products are no longer a cosmetic – they are a drug and must be treated as such. Our advice? Make no claims because the production of cosmetics is far less headache and heartache.

Finally, I used a small amount of Peppermint Essential Oil. I kept the percentage very, very low. Remember, peppermint is a something that is much easier to say “Next time I will add a little more.” than “Ack! It is too minty and tingly! Where is the closest shower?!”

Ingredients
Dry Flo TS
Arrowroot Powder
Allantoin
Peppermint Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
40 grams Dry Flo TS
55 grams Arrowroot Powder
4.5 grams Allantoin
0.5 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
1.41 oz Dry Flo TS
1.94 oz Arrowroot Powder
0.16 oz Allantoin
0.02 oz Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
40% Dry Flo TS
55% Arrowroot Powder
4.5% Allantoin
0.5% Peppermint Essential Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients into a container. Whisk together gently until it is well mixed. Put into containers. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Foot Powder

Finished Foot Powder

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Finished Foot Powder

Finished Foot Powder

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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2 thoughts on “Lightly Mint Foot Powder

  • Lesley

    Never thought about a foot powder. My dad always has tired feet. He just might like this!

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