Let's find out what are the natural alternatives to talcum powder for children and for body care in general. The common talc or baby powder on the market has been used for years as an absorbent powder after bathing, showering or bathing children. But is it really safe?
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Let's find out what are the alternative natural al talc for children and in general for body care. Common talc has been used for years as an absorbent powder after a baby's bath, shower or bath. But is it really safe?
Is talc carcinogenic?
Last year, a landmark ruling in Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 72 million in compensation to the family of Jackie Fox, a woman who died of ovarian cancer.
His death was linked by the court to the habit of using the talc produced by the company on a daily basis, although Johnson & Johnson claims that the link between use of talc and ovarian cancer has never been proven.
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Other lawsuits have been filed in which the multinational is accused of knowing the risks of talc since the XNUMXs but of having continued to sell its products normally without ever having warned consumers.
La Iarc, International Agency for Research on Cancer, analyzed this substance to evaluate its possible carcinogenicity. Following the analyzes, the talc was classified as "possibly carcinogenic"This means that there is no evidence to be able to say with certainty that it causes tumors but that the doubt remains.
Talc, alternative naturali
Fortunately, when in doubt, they exist natural and alternative rimedi much safer, practically risk-free, and also suitable for children.
Corn starch is a product that we can easily find in the supermarket under the name of Cornstarch. It is a very fine powder that is used in the kitchen to make cakes lighter or to thicken sauces but which is also used for beauty, for example as a dry shampoo or in face masks.
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Rice starch is commonly sold as a mild product to use for baby bath, to be applied on wet skin or when changing nappies and more generally to absorb bad odors.
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Even tapioca flour, the same one used for baby food, is a very fine powder reminiscent of talc and which can be used without problems on the skin of the little ones but also for adults, for example as a powder to absorb bad odors from the feet or in shoes.
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Baking soda is one of the best-known ingredients to use at home or on the skin to absorb bad odors. It is good as a powdered deodorant to apply under the armpits, alone or mixed with cornstarch. Just combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and mix well.
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Oatmeal as well as in the kitchen is also used for skin care, in particular to prepare compresses but also as an addition to the foot bath and to soothing baths, given its soothing properties.
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Fecola di maranta or arrowroot
Here is a slightly less common ingredient but still considered among the possible natural alternatives to talc or as a product idea to use as a dry shampoo. There Marante is a plant native to Brazil. The product is for sale online or in organic product stores.
La iris powder is a herbal product that is used mainly on the hair, as a natural dry shampoo. It is especially suitable in those moments when for various reasons, including health reasons, it is not possible to wash your hair normally.Photo source: Prozis
Potato starch has soothing properties and is used as a powder product to be applied on sunburn or to soothe the reddened skin of children or in case of itching or insect bites.
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Homemade talc in 5 minutes
With baking soda, corn starch and essential oils, you can prepare your own personalized talc at home in 5 minutes. Here the recipe.
Photo source: L'ecobottega
Home-made scented talc
Here is another recipe to prepare your perfumed talcum powder at home. You will only need cornstarch, iris powder or iris starch and essential oils or scented essence. Here the complete recipe.
Photo source: Eden Style Magazine
Have you ever experimented with these natural remedies as alternatives to talc? Do you know others?