Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Make Your Own Medicated Body and Foot Powder {DIY}

We used to buy this medicated body and foot powder for certain needs in the family. Over the years, we switched to a more natural version that worked just as well. However, as the price kept climbing, I decided to take a peek at the ingredients. Lo and behold, these were items I already had in our home. Today, we are sharing our DIY version of the "medicated" body and foot powder.


2 cups of cornstarch (GMO free is best for your body)
20 drops of GSE grapefruit seed extract
20 drops of tea tree oil (melaluca)


Substitute in some arrowroot powder or baking soda for the cornstarch. You can also reduce the amount of GSE and tea tree oil if you desire.

To prepare, carefully and thoroughly stir in the grapefruit seed extract and essential oil into the cornstarch. Pour mixture into a clean jar or spice shaker. Let mixture sit for 24 hours prior to using. According to the original powder label, this would be excellent for diaper rash, jock itch, athlete's foot, and feminine hygiene.

Note: Canning jar shaker lids we used for this project can be found here (affiliate link).

The grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil assist in preventing odor causing bacteria and promote healthy tissue. Also, most commercial powder recipes contain talc which can be irritating to the lungs and frequently contain traces of arsenic (source) making this recipe a healthier alternative. 

The summer months can be quite sticky and perhaps this little tutorial will be a help to someone in your family. You will find out bath and body diy's here.


  1. I'm not a shopper - I really detest it, but I do what is necessary. So, I rarely discover things like those fabulous shaker lids on my own...which is another reason blogs like yours are such treasures. You do the discovering, and I reap the benefit. Love it. Love them lids. ;)
    Have a great Wednesday!

  2. Thank you so much for this"recipe"! My son is allergic to talc, but would love to use a body powder such as this. I also love that canning jar shaker lid - thanks for the link!

  3. This 'recipe' sounds great, my dearest JES !
    Actually, I love everything which is natural, but this one seem truly efficient and delicate at the same time, thank you so much, you're so precious, my friend !

    Have a blessed end of the week with your dear ones,

    whole heartedly


  4. What a great idea! Anything homemade is much better than store bought, plus it's way more cost effective. I need to go look for a shaker lid.

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  5. JES, I adore homemade skin products of any kind, so this one will definitely get a workout here. Thankyou! Love, Mimi x

  6. Thanks! I have all these things on hand and can make it easily.

  7. Thank you, Walmart got rid of their generic Med Body powder and expanded the Gold Bond products at double the price


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