Thursday, April 16, 2015

DIY: Talc-Free Baby Powder

Lots of mamas ask me about using essential oils for diaper rash.  I love sharing this DIY recipe because this stuff is seriously magical!  My friend Mary gave away shaker bottles of this powder at an essential oils class I attended when Leo was a baby.  I pulled it out whenever he had anything red going on under his diaper and it always cleared it up immediately!

Why talc-free?

I don't use anything with talc in it such as baby powder or make-up because it's highly likely you will breathe in some of the particles.  It may seem harmless enough…but talc has been linked to lung irritation and some other pretty scary stuff.  So let's all avoid it, shall we?

Why essential oils?

Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are a safe way to add aroma to the powder without adding any phthalates or synthetic chemicals that can cause funky side effects or skin irritations.  Roman Chamomile and Lavender are 2 oils that are both soothing to the skin and calming scents as well.  And who doesn't love a calm baby?

Why DIY?
OK.  I admit.  It's a messy project and and takes a little legwork to get all the ingredients.  But once you make it, you'll have a supply for years!  Or you'll have extra to give away. And you can be sure of all the ingredients you're putting on your baby's skin are safe and non-toxic.

Talc-Free Baby Powder Recipe
Use organic, gluten-free, GMO free ingredients if possible.  
Click on links to see where I purchased.
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 drop Roman Camomile
2 drops Lavender
Cute Labels (optional)   

Use a blender or food processor to grind up oats.  Then mix with arrowroot powder and cornstarch.  Then add essential oils last.  *I only trust Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils. Email me at to order and learn where to buy them.  

After mixing, distribute into shaker bottles. 

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  1. I like hipp organic formula usa for my new born baby. What do you like for your baby?

    1. Me and my new born baby also like the hipp organic formula and the products from Holle because of there purely organic ingredients, but unfortunatly this products are very hard to find in the U.S.. We always order it from Because there is free shipping on all U.S. orders and additional 10% off for subscriptions.

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