uld slather my skin with body butter, I would sometimes look like I just had a wrestling match with oil and the oil won!!! I needed a substance that could take away the extra greasiness while bringing something extra to the butter. That's how I discovered Arrowroot Powder.
What is Arrowroot Powder?
Arrowroot Powder (sometimes known as Arrowroot Starch) is white and powdery just like cornstarch. It is derived from a tropical South American plant and, like cornstarch, it is used in food recipes, natural makeup, and skincare products. The plant was given the name “Arrowroot” because it was once used to treat those injured with wounds from poison arrows(i.e., it would draw out the poison from wounds).The Native Caribbean Arawak people made arrowroot a foundation of their diet and valued it for its amazing healing benefits.
Arrowroot Powder vs. Cornstarch
Cornstarch is a powdery substance made from corn. However, since the advent of Genetically Modifier Organisms (GMOs), almost all cornstarch is made from corn that has been genetically engineered.
Arrowroot Powder is entirely organic without any additional chemicals. It is a starchy product extracted from the roots of the arrow root plant called as Maranta arundinaceous. This plant comes basically from South America. It is mostly found in areas where there are many small plants. It is white in color and is an odorless substance.
Benefits of Arrowroot Powder
Arrowroot Powder has anti-inflammatory properties, multiple mineral benefits, and also my favorite intense oil-absorbing qualities. In the case of acne,the powder balances the oil in our skin effectively fighting against acne. It encourages a stronger skin surface and works to reduce unnecessary oils while contributing to the healing of irritations.
Because it is entirely organic without any additional chemicals, it is a great addition to cosmetics and body products. Actually, for natural makeup foundation, arrowroot powder is the main ingredient. It also helps to nourish and treat sunburns, and it dries up many rashes and blemishes.If you happen to visit South America, you will find people using arrow root powder as a natural baby powder as it gives a smooth and shiny feel to the skin instantly.
Arrowroot Powder in our Body Butters
All of our “thoughtfully crafted” body butters contain arrowroot powder for its medicinal benefits and it prevents the “greasy” feeling of natural body butters
. Check out our body butters on our website. All our organic all natural body butters made with arrowroot powder.
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I love body butter over lotion. It's rich and creamy and does not contain any emulsifiers or water. My skin is getting the full effect of organic butter and oils. However, body butter does have a tendency to be on the greasy side. When I wo