Dangers of Talcum Powder
Find out why talcum powder is a bad choice for babies and get the formula for a lovely all-natural alternative here:
Talcum powder contains a substance similar in composition to asbestos, and some studies have linked the use of talcum powder to increased incidence of ovarian cancer. Accidentally inhaling it can lead to serious respiratory problems or even death.
It is never a good idea to allow your baby to inhale any powder, even the all-natural formula below, so be sure to place the shaker out of your baby’s reach.
Sweet Baby Powder
1/3 cup white cosmetic clay
1/3 cup powdered arrowroot
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon zinc oxide powder
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of lavender
1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in a lidded jar with a shaker insert (leftover herb jars with holed inner lids are perfect).
2. Makes a little more than a cup.
By the Care2 Staff.