Baby powder is an extremely common item to have on hand when babies are in the home, but it can come with some major downfalls! Did you know that reports like this one describe dangers to the bladder and kidneys, nervous system, lungs, and far more when it is inhaled? Not to mention that infamous baby powder scent is created by synthetic fragrances (derived from petro chemicals and mystery ingredients!).
Still, having a diaper dusting powder can come in very handy when your smallie has a rash or starts sleeping through the night and staying in the same nappy for several hours at a time.
Well, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!
Today I am sharing my FAVORITE homemade baby powder recipe. It is all natural, non-toxic, and even has some healing and soothing properties that work beyond just keeping the skin dry!
What You will Need:
- Dried Plantain Leaf (I buy this one)
- Sodium Bentonite Clay (I always use this one for this recipe)
- Kaolin clay (can be ordered from Amazon)
- Dried Calendula Flowers or Petals (order from Amazon)
- Optional: Lavender essential oil (I buy my essential oils here)
Making the powder is easy peasy! It basically involves grinding, sifting, and mixing.
Read the full recipe and tutorial
Check out my full contributor post on the Rubies and Radishes blog, where I also wrote about:
- Simple 1 & 2 ingredient versions of this recipe
- Why I don’t use corn starch or arrowroot powder in my mix
- Some of the healing benefits of plantain leaf and the other ingredients in this recipe
Have Extra Bentonite Clay Leftover?
I’ve got you covered. Grab this free printable listing several beauty uses (and corresponding recipes) for bentonite clay.
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