3 Easy As Pie Recipes For DIY Natural Baby Powder

All of the recipes below are Talc and Cornstarch free. Why? Well, there is some controversy surrounding the safety of Talcum powder, and it's potential to be cancer-causing. With regards to cornstarch, it's a great replacement unless you have a yeast rash- the cornstarch feeds the yeast. Then you also have to think about how the corn was grown and if it's genetically modified. You can get organic cornstarch, but that doesn't solve the yeast problem. But baby powder isn't just for use on children and infants. Here are some great alternative uses for Baby Powder that you might not have thought of:
  • A simple way to brush off sand - put baby powder on before entering the house or car & it makes the sand just falls off.
  • Cool your sheets in summer - just sprinkle some on before you get into bed for a more refreshing experience.
  • Use it as a 'dry shampoo' on yourself, or your pet.
  • Dust your fingers before putting on rubber gloves to make them easier to put on.
  • You can help take the sting out of waxing by sprinkling baby powder on before applying the wax; it simultaneously protects your skin and helps the wax adhere to your skin better.

Therefore, I decided that I would give you 3 DIY recipes that should leave you happy as Larry with regards to the ingredients. 
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DIY Baby Powder Recipe 1:

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Chamomile or Calendula Flowers, powdered in the blender or food processor
  • Optional: Powdered sugar shaker to store.
Directions:  Powder the chamomile or calendula if using. Mix with the arrowroot powder and store in a glass jar or sugar shaker (see links above) for easy use. Use as you would regular baby powder.

DIY Baby Powder Recipe 2:

Ingredients:
  • 5 Drops of essential oil (You could use Lavender for its antiviral properties)
  • 1/2 Cup Bentonite Clay
Directions: Simply put your clay into a ceramic or glass mixing bowl, disperse the essential oil over the surface of the powder and mix with a spoon until thoroughly incorporated. Once mixed you can put into a powder shaker, and you're ready to go! 
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 Oz White Clay
  • 1 Tbs German Chamomile Flowers
  • 1 Tsp Kuzu Root
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Powder

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small grinder & grind to a fine powder.
  2. Fill a powder container and store remaining powder in a glass jar.
There you go! Told you they were easy :)
Article Contributed By Danielle Lewis