Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Homemade baby powder

Commercial baby powders are laden with ingredients that are not good for your baby. Talc is toxic. It's closely related to asbestos. If inhaled it can cause numerous problems in your lungs. It is also linked to ovarian cancer when used in that area on females. The particles can move through the reproductive organs and imbed itself in the ovaries. Since the early 80's, several thousand infants every year have died from accidental inhalation of talcum powder.

I'm baffled as to why they need these ingredients when cornstarch itself makes a wonderful baby powder. Simply putting cornstarch in a shaker and sprinkling on baby does the job. Or try the recipe below for a great diaper rash reliever and preventer.

Cornstarch Baby Powder
1/4 cup organic corn starch
2 tb powdered chamomile (If you can't find powdered, grind it up in a spice grinder)

Mix together and keep in a sealed shaker bottle on your changing table.
It's as easy as that!

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