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Homemade Baby Powder Recipe

Powdered ingredients are assembled to be made into a homemade, natural baby powder. The finished powder is bottled in an antique glass jar with a cork top, and features a bottle of lavender essential oil.

Summer sunshine heralds the heyday of fun outdoor play for little ones, but these warm days can also bring heat and humidity that can be hard on soft baby skin. Thankfully, making your own baby powder is affordable, easy, and allows total control over the ingredients to which you expose those sensitive little bottoms—and as a mom-to-be, all three of these factors are presently of keen interest to me. Since many conventional ready-made baby powders contain synthetic chemicals and artificial perfumes that I wouldn’t care to cart around on my own skin, I’m definitely interested in finding natural baby care alternatives for keeping my little sprout fresh and clean!

Crafting your own customized powder only takes a few ingredients and can be put together in just minutes (because new parents have plenty to juggle already!). Plus, it's 100% natural! You can also by leave out the myrrh to formulate a less herbal "everyday" moisture-absorbing body powder (great for summer stickiness at all ages!). Either recipe can be lightly scented with a few drops of pure organic essential oil, or you may opt for a hydrosol if you're concerned about possible skin sensitivities (these aqueous plant essences are far less concentrated than essential oils, making them particularly gentle for baby's sensitive skin).

Lumps of cosmetic and herbal powders are assembled with measuring cups and spoons on a white marble counter top.

Natural Baby Powder Recipe with Essential Oils



  1. Sift clay and arrowroot powder together and stir well.
  2. Add dry herb powders and mix thoroughly.
  3. If using oil or hydrosol, add drop by drop, mixing well between drops to avoid clumping. 
  4. Store in a sealed container in a dry place until needed.


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Pinterest link to Mountain Rose Herbs featuring scoops of cosmetic and herbal powders on a white marble counter top

Topics: Natural Body Care, Recipes, Green Living


Written by Jana on June 24, 2019

Jana DiSanti is a marketing writer, editor, and strategist who holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sustainability. She has also earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and enjoys exploring techniques that help people change their everyday behaviors to make better use of our precious environmental resources. She's spent her career promoting businesses that strive to better the world, and she loves how passionately her Pacific Northwest community supports that mission! She firmly believes that rethinking our food systems is essential for worldwide human and ecological health, and she is thrilled to help support Mountain Rose Herbs in providing responsibly sourced herbal offerings to its customers. Off-work hours will find her hiking, camping, and mushroom-hunting in Oregon's wild areas, volunteering at her local farmer’s market, or cooking, gardening, and corralling chickens at home.

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