Tuesday, 26 April 2011

DIY - Create Handmade Talc Free Powder!

Did you know that Talc is a carcinogen? It’s true…Talc is toxic Talc is a naturally occurring mineral which is carcinogenic when inhaled. In addition, women who regularly use talc in the genital area are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Airborne talc in body powders and antiperspirant sprays can irritate the lungs. Talcum powder is reported to cause coughing, vomiting, and even pneumonia. Many pediatricians now tell parents to avoid using talc on babies as it can cause respiratory distress.
Talc is found in blushes, face powders, eye shadows, foundation and skin fresheners. Used near the eyes, it can irritate sensitive mucous membranes.Guide to less toxic products. Excellent information:
http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/general/dirty_dozen.htm
Create your own silky, talc-free body & foot powder! No preservatives, dyes, oils, or any other nasty stuff. Any essential oil fragrance can be used. I love the way it leaves my skin feeling naturally smooth. Apply it after a bath, on a hot day, or add some to work boots to ease the feet.
Recipe:  2 oz Arrowroot powder

2 oz Cornstarch
2 oz Rice powder
1 oz Kaolin clay
6 drops of essential oil (You're choice! I like Lavender, and Sandalwood too!)

*Mix all of the dry ingredients together, then add your choice of essential oil to the mixture.
*Mix thoroughly to disperse the oil evenly. I use the blender!
*Make sure to break up lumps that may occur when the essential oils are added.
*Place the powder into a nice container, or package it up pretty for gift-giving. If you do, make sure to include one of those puffs for easy application. Enjoy!

4 comments:

ShabbyNChic said...

Great information - thanks for sharing it!

Wall Flower Studio said...

ShabbyNChic, thanks very much! I'm glad if you found it useful, and appreciate you stopping by! Happy Spring : )

Anonymous said...

hello -

i ran across your blog when searching for information about talc. i had been using a powder that had talc in the ingredients and i knew it wasn't a good thing, but wanted to know more about it. thanks for putting this information online. it will help so many people and i plan to make my own in the near future.

con
mymothersgarden.info

Wall Flower Studio said...

Hello Con,
Thank you for posting. Very nice to meet you!
I am so glad you're able to make use of this information and that you've found it helpful.
All people like you and me can do is spread the word. : )
Wishing you all the best for 2012.
Cheers,
Karen