Geranium & Lavender Organic Baby Powder

June 11, 2013 23 Comments

Geranium & Lavender Organic Baby Powder

 

I think I've been asked 100 times if I had any baby powder in the house and 100 times the answer has been "nope sorry"!  I stopped buying baby powder a long time ago.  Why? ... it's the talc, a known carcinogen. 

Ok, I've known for some time there were options to make my own without that dastardly ingredient but one can only make so much DIY stuff, oi! However, apparently people still want and use baby powder so, I give us...

Talc ~ free baby powder, now we can say yes & feel good about it.

All you're going to need to make the most amazingly fragrant and safe baby powder that the whole family will use is:

1/2 cup organic arrowroot powder/starch
1/2 cup organic corn starch
a blender
3 drops Geranium
3 drops Lavender
...and a container, preferably with small holes.  If you use mineral makeup, wash out your empty jars and fill them with your new baby powder, it's a perfect size of diaper bag, back pack or purse :)
Add everything and blend the simple ingredients together in a blender, yes that's right...you'll want to blend it {don't forget the top!}.  This allows the powders and EOs to be evenly mixed, it's an important step in the process.  Pour the powder into a wide bottomed bowl and allow it to dry for several hours before you add it to a container.

 

I love this stuff!
 
~ a few ideas for everyday baby powder use ~
 
1.  Take it with you to the beach, it's a fabulous way to get sand off everyone's feet before jumping into the car or to get the crazy ones free of sand after burying themselves in it :)
2.  Before you buy new shirts due to sweat stains, try this out.  Prevent sweat stains by sprinkling baby powder under the sleeves and ironing it in.
This acts as a stain guard and keeps grime from getting into the fibers.  Very cool!
3.  I asked my husband what his favorite use for baby powder was and I was sorry I did.  "Have you ever sprinkled baby powder between the sheets and climbed in bed naked?" Ahem, no.
4.  Of course, babies, diapers and baby powder (safe baby powder) are a heavenly match.  Now you can feel good about using baby powder again.

 

Pssst Pssst ~ geranium and lavender together create a rose-like fragrance.
Embracing baby powder once again feels great, enjoy!

 

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23 Responses

Felicia
Felicia

May 10, 2017

I am SO excited I have been wanting to make safe great powder for my underarms with my homemade deodorant…hey I am menopausal…THANK YOU!!

HandmaidforHim (Dawn Gray)
HandmaidforHim (Dawn Gray)

May 10, 2017

Ha ha, Patti! Probably very true! However, I’m going to make this up for use after the sand box on the front porch. Wonder if it will take sand, poof! out of the carpet? Guess the vacuum will have to take care of that. Oh well, can’t win ’em all! Thanks, Rebecca! Your hard work makes a difference for all of us.

brenjen
brenjen

May 10, 2017

If you save the plastic parmesan cheese containers for reuse, they are perfect for this. Put a small square of nylon net or tulle across the top then screw the lid on so you’ll have smaller holes for the powder to come out. Love this mix- thank you!

Patti White
Patti White

May 10, 2017

…and people all over our nation will be trying your husband’s idea tonight…more than the others I bet….lol

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Heather, click on the Oil of the Month Club and sign up ~ you’ll get a 15ml bottle of pure Geranium EO for $15.99 :)

Heather Lou
Heather Lou

May 10, 2017

I love that not everyone goes straight for the baby powder at the store. I usually just use corn starch. What does adding the arrow powder/starch do for the mix? Oh, and how do I get the sale price on your geranium oil. It’s still showing $24.99 or so on the site. Thank you so much!

Charlene
Charlene

May 10, 2017

Awesome— thank you. With summer time I can use this over the coconut oil I use for deodorant for added protection.
So—I’m guessing the shirt is turned inside out then applied by ironing. Now—where did I put that iron?

Sandy
Sandy

May 10, 2017

Thank you for this! If I wanted to make it in a larger size like the size of the J&J container can you tell me how much I would use of each ingredient?

Becky F
Becky F

May 10, 2017

This sounds great for my deoderant powder! Is “arrow powder/starch” the same thing as arrowroot, or is it something different?

Becky F
Becky F

May 10, 2017

I wonder if baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) will work for a substitute.

Becky Ferguson
Becky Ferguson

May 10, 2017

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pearlshadow
pearlshadow

May 10, 2017

sorry hon- but corn starch is literally death for us who are allergic to corn, isnt there something else..

Heather Lou
Heather Lou

May 10, 2017

Wonderful, thank you. :)

troyesthoughts
troyesthoughts

May 10, 2017

If trying to avoid cornstarch can I use tapioca starch instead?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Im so happy you’re enjoying, thanks so much Sandy :)

Sandy
Sandy

May 10, 2017

I’ve been making this now for over a month since reading it here on your blog. I love it. I use powder after every bath and have noticed that I don’t sweat as much in our Louisiana heat and humidity since I quit using the talc powder. It’s wonderful and the EO’s make it even better. I’ve mixed some of my own scents up and have added a little more to the recipe to fill a 16 oz J&J powder container which I washed out. Thanks so much for always posting the greatest DIY ideas. I appreciate it so much.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Becky, it’s the same thing :)

Gwyn
Gwyn

May 10, 2017

I have a family of ski racers. Sprinkling on feet and or socks before putting on ski boots helps keep feet warm. The powder absorbs moisture from sweat that then makes feet cold, a constant problem.

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

Sandy – would you share your measurements to make 16 oz?

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

Be careful using cornstarch and baking soda under the arms. The cornstarch can cause fungus type irritation. Baking soda causes some people irritation. You should be able to use straight arrowroot, be sure to blend well in the blender and shake to loosen it before using.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You could try it, but…I only use arrowroot – its fine all on it’s own :)

Julie Oldroyd
Julie Oldroyd

May 10, 2017

I am glad I finally took time to scan your old blogs….this will be a good recipe for my little Grandbabies….safe powder!!!!

Robin
Robin

May 10, 2017

Corn Starch can be more irritating on skin. Arrowroot is less irritating.

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