Homemade Baby Powder


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The summer sunshine brings fun outdoor play for little ones like Amelia Sage, in flower filled parks and backyards around the city. But along with this seasonal merriment also comes skin irritating heat and humidity. Thankfully, making your own baby powder is cheap, easy, and allows total control over what ingredients go on baby’s precious skin. Most commercial baby powders contain talc which is potentially carcinogenic, as well as artificial perfumes that can bother a child’s sensitive respiratory system. Crafting your own customized powder only takes a few ingredients and can be put together in just minutes.

Wonderful for irritated skin and diaper rash, this healing and soothing herbal baby powder recipe is 100% natural. You can also formulate a less medicinal “everyday” body powder by leaving out the goldenseal and myrrh powder. Either recipe can be lightly scented with a few drops of pure organic essential oil if you’d like – just keep in mind that these oils are highly concentrated, so less is best for baby.


Baby’s Body Powder Recipe


12oz White Clay
6oz organic Arrowroot Powder
4 tsp organic Marshmallow Root Powder
4 tsp organic Comfrey Root Powder
2 TSP Myrrh Gum Powder
1 tsp organic Goldenseal Root Powder

Optional: no more than 10 drops of organic Sweet Orange or Lavender Essential Oil


Sift clay and arrowroot powder together and stir well. Add the herb powders and mix thoroughly. If using essential oil, add drop by drop and mix well. Store in a sealed container in a dry place until needed.

And don’t forget to pack some along in your diaper bag too…





2 Responses to “Homemade Baby Powder”

  1. [...] June 28, 2012 in body care recipes, body powder, skin + body care with 0 Comments Have a wee-one, or just want to baby your own skin? Check out this Homemade Baby Powder recipe from our good friends at Mountain Rose Herbs. [...]

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