Cardamon syrup is a great digestive for a variety of coffee, tea, and cocoa drinks. I use just a dab in my latte, chai and iced coffees to add a hint of floral sweetness and to help my stomach better tolerate the dairy. I like it so well that I've been known to stir a wee-bit into my non-dairy coffees, teas, and cocoas as well.
Baby powder is wonderful for preventing diaper rash. Most commercial baby powders contain talc, which is not good for the environment or the baby. This simple recipe provides softly scented medicine for diaper rash and offers an earth-friendly option for conscientious parents.
- 3 1/2 cups organic cornstarch
- 1/3 cup dried lavender flowers
- 1/3 cup dried calendula flowers
- 1/3 cup dried orange peel
- 1 blender
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 mixing spoon
- measuring cups
- 2 resealable shaker bottles or a small canning jar with holes punched in the lid
- 1 resealable jar for extra mixture
- 1 label
- Blend the dried herbs into a fine powder. The mixture will measure out to about 1/2 cup when finished.
- Add the cornstarch 1 cup at a time into blender and blend until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour a small amount of the mixture into a travel size shaker bottle for the diaper bag and more into another shaker bottle for the changing table.
- Pour the remaining mixture into a resealable jar and label it for storage.
Storage and Use
Store extra Baby Powder in a labelled, resealable bottle for up to a year.
To use Organic Baby Powder, simply sprinkle about a teaspoon of powder on the baby’s clean diaper area.
Some children have allergies to different flowers. Refine the recipe for these situations by using the substitutes listed below:
- dried grapefruit peel
- green tea
- tilia flower