A big thank you to Lori Nova from The Nova Studio for sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise with the Soap Queen Blog.
Lori has this to say about powder projects:
- Lori Nova said…
I’ve been enjoying reading about your powder experiments and wanted to share a few suggestions. I teach a class on making body powders and do it similar to how you do it, but I have the students first combine all the powders into a plastic ziplock baggie – drop the fragrance in one drop at a time spread around the powder (i think it blends better not to blob it in). Then they mix first in the ziplock baggie for about 3-5 minutes before sifting through a fine mesh sifter several times.I think there is less dust & less sifting this way. For an adult body powder, I use a bit of kaolin clay to help with adhesion (since cornstarch and arrowroot have poor adhesion), and if I’m making a powder for babies i’ll include some zinc oxide too. Also, I would suggest doing the sifting/packaging outside if possible 🙂 to keep your house and your lungs cleaner. These are just a couple things that came to mind.take care, lori (at) thenovastudio.com