Recently, baby powder has received some flak. Apparently, the fine particles go airborne, trapping themselves in Baby's lungs. So much for all those years of being a tried and true ingredient to a happy baby bottom. Anyway, sometimes I like to break the rules. I sort of like how baby powder keeps my baby dry, especially at night.
I took a simple 4 ounce canning jar and poked holes on the top with a knife. The holes are a little larger than on the normal plastic containers, and in my head, these holes seem like they'll create less dust. That's just me, though. It seems plausible. So far, it has produced heavier clumps without any dust at all. I love how heavy it goes on. I think the powder itself is heavier than normal baby powder.
I took my jar and filled it about 3/4 of the way full with arrowroot powder (nature's cornstarch and gluten-free flour) and filled up the rest with kaolin clay. This clay is a great wetness absorber, and it's a beautiful white color. Finally, I chopped up about a tbsp. of calendula blossoms and made a powder. I put about 1 tsp. of the powder into the jar. I then mixed it altogether.
To prevent spillage, simply place another lid on top of the one with holes. You can buy a pack of lids at the grocery store. They're beside the jars. :)
I love how easy this is to make. You can take any sized jar and follow the recipe.
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