5.27.2012

MYO: All Natural Baby Powder or Dusting Powder


This fun little project was so quick and easy I'm certain anyone can do it in just minutes! It's as easy as 1.2.3... Just think- you can  make your own apothecary creations! It's so much fun, I'm going to share with you and I hope you will give it a try!

First you need to have a baby powder shaker! I just saved my old one, a travel size bottle from a gift pack that was given to me because I'm a packrat frugal! But you can buy one, or just get a clean empty spice bottle with a shaker lid. 

1. Gather Supplies.
The next you need to do is gather your ingredients! Put them all out on your work surface to make it easier. 
 You will need:
2. Measure and Whisk together.
 3 T Arrowroot powder
4 T Cornstarch 
2 T Cosmetic grade clay
Essential oils as desired.2-4 drops.




                                                                           Then use the recipe to measure out your ingredients. Stir them well with a wire whisk. 

Then... 

Wait for it...





3. Pour into shaker.


                                                                            Use a funnel to pour your HOME MADE ALL NATURAL BABY POWDER in your shaker. Don't forget to label it, with ingredients in case you forget. 
Go ahead, laugh out loud at how simple that was! (and try to refrain from kicking yourself for not doing it earlier!)





 
 Now go find an adorable baby butt and sprinkle some on!

Here are a few tips: 
*If you want it scented you can try adding a couple drops of essential oils. Lavender is a good one for babies. But take it easy- start with 2 drops and go from there. You can always add more but you can't take it back.
*Keep in mind that if your baby is sensitive to new products their could be a reaction, so know your baby, know their skin and act accordingly. 
*For a slow healing rash or other skin issues, you can even add powdered herbs like comfrey to help it heal. Try the herbs in a separate batch and stick with the basic batch for every day use. Use about 1-2 tsp of each powdered herb, depending on their strength, for this size recipe. 
*You can use the same basic recipe and concept above with mint oil, just a drop or two, for a cooling deodorizing dusting powder for mama to wear in the summer heat! I love it!

So there you have it- Fast - Fun- Refreshing- and Cheap!
 Home made body products for you and your family that are good for you and good for your wallet!

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." Proverbs 31:13 KJV

Blessings,
Staci

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