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Monday, February 23, 2009

Natural Alternative to Baby Powder

When my children were babies I did not think twice about buying that bottle of Johnson and Johnson baby powder. Now tests show that some baby products can actually be harmful to children. The products of concern containphthalates, which are linked to reproductive problems. Although the use of this chemical is not restricted by the Federal Government, California and other countries have put restrictions on it.
Now I know it's hard to quit using a product every time an alert comes out that it may be harmful. Although, if there is an easy alternative, why not? Baby powder is actually quite easy to make and you probably have the products in your kitchen right now. After all, a natural alternative is much better than using a product that might expose your child to dangerous chemicals.
To make your own baby powder you will need:
2 cups cornstarch
1/2 cup arrowroot (if you don't have this you can find it at Sprouts)
Just mix it up and store it in a jar. You can also add some lavender buds, chamomile or jojoba oil. Lavender and chamomile have a calming effect while jojoba oil softens the skin.
Many companies provide a natural alternative to baby products, just a little peace of mind that you are doing all you can to make sure your precious one is safe.

1 comment:

Beth Larrabee said...

I may have to make some of this!