All of the recipes below are Talc and Cornstarch free. Why? There is some controversy surrounding the safety of Talcum powder, and it's potential to be cancer-causing. With regards to cornstarch, it's an excellent 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 excellent alternative methods for Baby Powder that you might not have thought of:
- A simple way to brush off sand from the beach- put baby powder on before entering the house or car & it makes the tiny rocks fall off.
- Cool your sheets in summer - sprinkle some on before you get into bed for a more refreshing experience.
- Use it as a 'dry shampoo' for 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 before applying the wax; it simultaneously protects your skin and helps the wax better adhere to the surface.
Therefore, I decided to give you 3 DIY recipes that should leave you happy as Larry regarding the ingredients.
DIY Baby Powder Recipe
- 4 Ounces Arrowroot Powder
- 1 Tsp Chamomile or Calendula. To make powder, take the flowers of the herb and place it in a blender or mortar. Combine until powdered.
- Optional: cardboard shaker to store.
Blend the dry ingredients in a glass bowl. Pour into a glass jar or cardboard shaker. Shake onto the skin when needed.
All-natural Baby Powder Recipe
- 5 Drops of Lavender oil or any essential oil you desire
- 4 Ounces Bentonite Clay
Blend all ingredients in a ceramic mixing bowl (glass works too!) While mixing, disperse the essential oils into the powder. Keep stirring until well blended. Pour into a cardboard shaker, and that's it!
- 1 Oz White Clay
- 1 Tbs German Chamomile Flowers
- 1 Tsp Kuzu Root
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Powder
- Combine all ingredients in a small grinder & grind to a fine powder.
- Fill a powder container and store the remaining powder in a glass jar.
There you go! Told you they were easy :) About the Author
Article Contributed by Danielle Winters
Organic Natural Beauty Directory Founder
Thank you to Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.org for this information.