Orange Baking Soda Body Powder

A refreshing, deodorizing body powder with a spicy, sweet orange scent. This recipe yields a small amount that can easily be increased by multiplying the ingredients.

5 drops orange essential oil 1 drop cassia essential oil

3 drops tea tree essential oil 1 tablespoon baking soda

Put baking soda in a small jar, add essential oils and stir them in thoroughly. Cap and shake jar to continue combining the ingredients. Apply powder to underarms and wherever needed. To store powder, cap jar with a tight-fitting lid. Makes 1/2 oz., enough for 2 applications.

Variations: You can substitute the baking powder with cornstarch or arrowroot powder.

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