Often the more common herbs that are added to food get overlooked for their healthful benefits. Take basil for instance. This is a very popular herb used to flavor foods, but its also been linked to stimulating hair growth and since its naturally anti-inflammatory, its also great to add basil infused oil into healing salves and boo boo creams.
To use in your cosmetics try using rice powder in combination with coconut, white clay and arrowroot powders. These four ingredients make a nice base for all-natural (and even better: gluten free) body powders!