Humblebee & Me · Jul 5, 2014

Silky Smooth Baby Powder

This light white powder is incredibly soft and silky. It’s also pleasantly unscented, which I feel is a nice alternative from the all-too-scented traditional variety of baby powder. It comes together in a flash and makes a wonderful gift for any new parents in your life, or if you just like to dust yourself up to stay dry in the warmer months.

The ingredients list is really short. First up, arrowroot starch. It’s a bright white starch made from tropical tubers, and can be used as baby powder on its own if you’re in a hurry. The arrowroot is really where the super silky feel of this powder comes from—it’s just lovely on the skin.

Up next, some kaolin clay. Kaolin is a nice, gentle clay, and here it helps regulate moisture. And last, but not least, just a wee bit of zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is an insoluble mineral powder that’s the active ingredient in diaper rash cream, and I added a bit here for its soothing properties. You can leave it out if you like, no biggie.

Now all that’s left is blending everything together and decanting it into a shaker top bottle (or an empty salt shaker). Voila!

Silky Smooth Baby Powder

3 tbsp arrowroot starch
3 tbsp kaolin clay
1/2 tsp zinc oxide (optional)

Combine all ingredients in your DIY specific coffee grinder and blitz to combine. Decant into a shaker top bottle.

Use as you would use any baby powder.

I left out essential oils as it’s not recommended you use essential oils on babies, so please don’t add any if your powder is destined for a baby’s bum!

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