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June 11, 2013
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:
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!!
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.
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!
…and people all over our nation will be trying your husband’s idea tonight…more than the others I bet….lol
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 :)
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!
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?
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?
This sounds great for my deoderant powder! Is “arrow powder/starch” the same thing as arrowroot, or is it something different?
I wonder if baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) will work for a substitute.
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sorry hon- but corn starch is literally death for us who are allergic to corn, isnt there something else..
Wonderful, thank you. :)
If trying to avoid cornstarch can I use tapioca starch instead?
Im so happy you’re enjoying, thanks so much Sandy :)
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.
Becky, it’s the same thing :)
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.
Sandy – would you share your measurements to make 16 oz?
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.
You could try it, but…I only use arrowroot – its fine all on it’s own :)
I am glad I finally took time to scan your old blogs….this will be a good recipe for my little Grandbabies….safe powder!!!!
Corn Starch can be more irritating on skin. Arrowroot is less irritating.
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