I love this recipe because it works fast and it’s safe on cloth diapers!
Baby powder is one of those products you expect to be in every home with a little one. The pouf of white powder, the loving mom putting it on her cute little baby, it’s a perfect picture, isn’t it? Well, that is, until you flip the bottle over to read the ingredients.
We haven’t really needed baby powder much, and we still don’t, especially when we cloth diaper. However, some babies frequently get diaper rashes. I thought I’d share this great alternative that works like a charm for us. We’ve found that it works much better than the store bought ones! Not to mention how much healthier and cheaper it is! This is made so fast and one batch lasts for a very long time. We’ve only made two batches and Little Lady is already over a year old.
White Kaolin Clay and Myrrh have astringent properties. The White Kaolin Clay removes impurities while Myrrh has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties. Diaper rash is mostly caused by yeast and the sugar proteins found in urine. Being able to neutralize these keeps harmful bacterial in check. Using a product that doesn’t burn or have any unpronounceable words in the label is important to us. Whenever Little Lady has any bum rash, this has always eliminated it within the same day. For you and your baby you’ve got to give this a try.
Grind ~1 gram of Myrrh into a fine powder with a mortar and pestle. I know, terrible, I couldn’t get exactly one gram because it usually comes in chunks, don’t worry about this.
If you need a scale, I love this one, Mountain Man also uses it for many of his randomness.
Combine ~20 grams of Kaolin Clay with the Myrrh, combine very well.
We only use wide-mouthed mason jars to keep all our lids and bands consistent. This pink powder puff, happens to fit perfectly inside the 8oz. wide-mouth jar.
And it’s super cute!!!
- 1 gram Myrrh
- 20 grams Kaolin Clay
- Grind Myrrh in a mortar and pestle until a fine powder.
- Mix with Kaolin Clay.