This light, white, Silky Smooth Baby 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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