Organic Baby Powder Recipe

Babypowder

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. 

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups organic cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 1/3 cup dried calendula flowers
  • 1/3 cup dried orange peel

Equipment

  • 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

Procedure

  1. Blend the dried herbs into a fine powder. The mixture will measure out to about 1/2 cup when finished.
  2. Add the cornstarch 1 cup at a time into blender and blend until thoroughly mixed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  • oatmeal
  • dried grapefruit peel
  • green tea
  • tilia flower

Sue Sierralupe

Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.


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