Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Rose Dusting Powder

I love Roses! Tipnut has a great tutorial on making homemade rose dusting powder.


Petals from 4 roses (medium size)
1 cup cornstarch
3 TBS baking soda
3 dried roses


  1. In a small cardboard box, layer the petals and cornstarch. Fit the cover on but don’t seal tight, you want the contents to still have a bit of air. Leave for 24 to 36 hours.
  2. Sift the petals from cornstarch then add the baking soda (you may have to sift a few times to remove all the petals). Mix well then split the powder mixture into two batches. *See tip below
  3. Next take the dried roses and add them to one half of the powder mixture. Pour into a blender and mix until the dried roses are finely ground.
  4. Add the fine ground powder mixture to the other half of the powder mixture, use a wooden spoon to blend the powder by hand.
  5. Pour the scented powder into a decorative box or shaker jar, allow to sit for a day before using.


  • If you prefer a stronger scented dusting powder, you can add another batch of fresh rose petals and allow the powder to sit another 24 hours (first sift out the first batch of rose petals).
  • You can use lavender or other scented flowers instead of rose petals if you prefer.

Ideas For Using Dusting Powder

  • Dust skin with a powder puff after bathing or showing
  • Lightly sprinkle on bedding for a nicely scented sleep
  • Use to scent lingerie drawers or closets
  • Great to give as homemade gifts

Careful: You want to be sure to use organic or pesticide free roses since the dusting powder will be applied to skin.

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