Lavender Baby Powder


2 teaspoons organic lavender flowers
8 drops lavender essential oil or extract
1/2 cup white clay (also called kaolin or cosmetic clay)
1/4 cup corn starch

With a clean mortar and pestle, crush the lavender seeds. Mix the clay and corn starch in a bowl. Drop the drops of essential oil into the dry ingredients and mix well with a fork. Add the lavender seeds and stir. Put into a shaker bottle or mason jar for storage. Sprinkle on baby’s bum to keep it fresh smelling and dry.

1. You can use more or less of each ingredient to your liking – the more corn starch you use, the harder it is to shake it out of a shaker bottle.
2. I’ve read that corn starch can “feed” a yeast rash, so if your baby has one, eliminate the corn starch. You could replace it with arrowroot powder or even a little baking soda!
3. I plan on experimenting with other essential oils (I’d remove the lavender flowers, then). Mint, orange, geranium…

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