If you know me, you know I’m ruthlessly devoted to natural body products for my family, especially when it comes to my son.
Which is why I made this baby bum powder with a recipe from the wonderful folks over at For The Love of Body. Thanks Kathrin!
Here are the lovely ingredients for the powder. I ordered most of them online through Saffire Blue, a Canadian company out of Tillsonburg.
- Arrowroot powder
- Kaolin clay (draws out the moisture from baby’s bum, preventing rashes and soothes skin)
- Chamomile flowers (dried) (helps to speed wound healing, fight infection, reduce inflammation)
- Calendula flowers (dried) (anti-fungal, anti-septic, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory)
- Lavender essential oil (calming)
Basically you grind up the flowers in your coffee or nut/seed grinder. Place 1/2 a cup of clay and 1 cup arrowroot powder along with a tablespoon of each ground flower. Add 20 drops of lavender and mix with a fork.
Pour mixture into a small but tall mason jar.
I just happened to have these plastisol lids my mom found. You can find them online here.
Andrew was very successful in poking holes in them to create a cute little mason shaker. All you need is a hammer, small nail, and you can’t see it but there’s a little circle of cork under the lid to support it as you bang.
For traveling, just place a flat sealed part of a mason jar lid under this plastisol lid so you don’t have any spills.
There you have it! Fresh, chemical-free baby bum powder that you don’t have to worry about putting on your precious baby’s bottom. Plus, in a cute little shaker. And, it’s worlds cheaper than buying the natural stuff at the store. I’m making a few for my new moms-to-be as shower gifts.
From personal experience, I basically used 1.5 of these shakers through my sons baby-powdering days. This shaker will go a long way!
If you’re wondering what on earth is wrong with regular baby powder, check out my earlier post with a link to an article about talc (can be laced with asbestos).
Also, if you’re interested to find out what’s in the body products you use everyday, check out the skin deep database.
Please always be sure to watch you don’t shake a lot of the powder, causing you or baby to inhale. No matter what the particle, you don’t want them in your lungs.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them!