This silky, cocoa-scented powder leaves your skin smooth, softly fragrant, and happy. It’s perfect for a light dose of moisture (and moisture control) on a humid day, or for dusting between your legs on a summers day where you intend to wear a skirt or shorter shorts.
Lush sells something similar for dusting ones underpants with, and Jennifer also requested something similar. If you know me, you know I love cocoa butter (and clay), so this was right up my alley. Mmm, cocoa.
This powder is made from just three easy ingredients—cocoa butter, of course; clay (I used kaolin, but something else that’s fine and moderately skin-toned will also work); and arrowroot starch. After that you just need a DIY coffee grinder.
I started by blitzing the cocoa butter (choose smaller bits, rather than a large chunk) with two teaspoons of arrowroot starch. That quickly turned into a nice powder. And here’s where I made a mistake only recognizable in hindsight. I kept blending everything together in the coffee grinder, and it burnt out my coffee grinder 🙁 So, I’m advising you to stop while you’re ahead—do the initial cocoa-busting blend in the coffee grinder, and then move things to a bowl so you can just stir things together, since that actually works better and won’t destroy your coffee grinder.
The final powder is fine enough to store in a powder bottle (like baby powder comes in), which is great for easy application. I just shake a bit into my hand, or straight onto the area I’m going to apply it, and glide/massage it over the skin. It vanishes in an instant, leaving your skin wonderfully smooth (and not at all white… well, for me, at least).
Cocoa Butter Body Dust
Transfer the powder to a bowl or jar, and add the rest of the starch and the clay. Stir to combine.
Decant to a powder bottle for storage.