How to make baby powder
Baby skin is very thin and highly sensitive to external stimuli. Appearance of irritations, reddening, and diaper rashes – this is not a full list of numerous troubles, which trap a first year old baby. Baby powder helps to cope with them. Many cosmetics companies produce baby powder, but you can make it yourself, besides, baby powder made by caring mum’s hands is much better and more effective than bought one.
- Talc – 2.29 oz (65 g)
- Corn starch – 0.88 oz (25 g)
- Zinc oxide – 0.32 oz (9 g)
- Allantoin – 0.03 oz (1 g)
- Lavender essential oil – 10 drops
We mix talc, corn starch, zinc oxide and allantoin. Talc and corn starch – are the strongest adsorbents, providing with drying up affect of baby powder. Zinc oxide and allantoin heal damages on skin, promoting to the quickest regeneration of epidermis.
Baby powder of high quality should be soft, a little bit greasy while touching, there shouldn’t remain any large parts or lumps when spreading over hands. So to get such state we grind the powder in a coffee grinder for 5-10 seconds. We obtain the smallest homogeneous baby powder.
So that the baby powder would keep its properties for a long time and serve you well, you should keep it in a hermetically closed container. We drop lavender essential oil into this container, spread it over its sides and fill it up with our ready baby powder at once. The lavender essential oil gives extra calming and skin regenerating skin effect.
Baby powder greatly absorbs moisture, dries babies’ skin a little, removes inflammatory processes, and saves from itch and discomfort. With its help you can save your baby from diaper rashes, prickly heat, and diaper dermatitis. Even after using it for 2-3 times you may notice a positive result.
- For prevention of diaper dermatitis and diaper rashes baby powder only won’t be enough. You should watch for changing diapers in time, should choose children clothes from natural materials that allow the skin to breathe, and shouldn’t wrap the baby in warm clothes, which causes excessive sweating.
- You must apply baby powder to clean, dry baby skin and look after it so that particles of baby powder won’t get to respiratory tract.
- It isn’t allowed to use baby powder when having pustular skin damages.
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