Was anyone else FREAKED OUT by the revelation of a possible link between baby powder (talc) and cancer?! I know I was! And whether or not the science backs it up (the jury is still out), it got me thinking, not just about applying talc to my body or using it as a dry shampoo, but even just breathing it in as it wafts around the bathroom (I have allergies...). I use baby powder a lot. I mean almost every day. So, a fire was lit under me to find an alternative option. I wanted to find something that I could make at home so I would know what I'm dealing with.
Well, I found a solution. Its cheap and easy, and can be put together in no time! I just wanted to share my little recipe with you here in case you find yourself in the same position.
I used arrowroot powder, but I've also heard of people using corn starch. I opted for arrowroot because it has loads of nutrients in it and it's not harvested with chemicals. So, I just grabbed some arrowroot and my favorite essential oils and voila! Instant 'baby powder'.
Here's the recipe:
4 Tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
2-3 drops of your favorite essential oils
I used 6 drops of lavender and 2 drops of ylang-ylang. It works great and it smells so good!! Let me know if you try it too!!