3 Easy As Pie Recipes For DIY Natural Baby Powder
Alternative Methods to Commercial Projects
All of the recipes below are Talc and Cornstarch free. Why? There is some controversy surrounding the safety of Talcum powder and its potential to be cancer-causing. Regarding cornstarch, it's an excellent replacement unless you have a yeast rash - cornstarch feeds yeast.
You also have to consider how the corn was grown and whether it's genetically modified. You can get organic cornstarch, but that doesn't solve the yeast problem.
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 is to put baby powder on before entering the house or car, as it makes the tiny rocks fall off.
- Cool your sheets in summer by sprinkling 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.
- Take the sting out of waxing by sprinkling baby powder before applying the wax. It protects your skin and helps the wax adhere to the surface better.
Therefore, I decided to give you 3 DIY recipes that should leave you happy regarding the ingredients.
DIY Baby Powder Recipe
- 4 oz. Arrowroot Powder
- 1 tsp. Chamomile or Calendula. To make powder, place the herb's flowers 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 Lavender oil or any essential oil you desire
- 4 oz. 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. 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 and grind to a fine powder. Fill a powder container or store the remaining powder in a glass jar.
There you go! I 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.