Arrowroot Starch for Natural Baby Products
Author: Shelley Bennetts Date Posted:24 September 2018
Your baby deserves the purest, most natural skin care products. If you want effective, natural baby products, you really need to try arrowroot starch for your baby's tender bottom. After all, you’re applying it to their very sensitive skin several times every day, and baby bottoms are constantly wet and at risk of irritation. The purest substitute for commercial baby powder is arrowroot starch. Certified Organic Arrowroot Starch has no scent, no additives at all, and is as cheap as chips! But then, if you want your baby’s bottom to smell sweet, you can always add aromatherapy powders.
Arrowroot Starch and Arrowroot Flour Are the Same Thing
Arrowroot is a starch that comes from the root of the tropical plant Maranta arundinacea. And just so you know, arrowroot starch and arrowroot flour are the same thing. While it’s a great alternative to cornstarch and tapioca for use in cooking. it’s now being widely used in skincare and natural baby products. Arrowroot is known for its ability to soothe irritated skin, and for it's moisture-absorbing properties. When you apply it to rashes or minor skin eruptions, it'll absorb moisture, while it soothes and heals. And, it’s a good natural remedy for itching from chicken pox and bites and stings.
A Natural Remedy for Irritated Skin
It is said that way back in the brutal days of bows and arrows, the starch earned its name from its effective use as a treatment for poisonous arrow wounds. Multiple records refer to its use on septic sores, scorpion bites, gangrene and even smallpox. Whilst we are not likely to be struck by a poison arrow, or thankfully smallpox, as a natural remedy for irritated skin, it could be a good thing to have on hand if the mozzies are biting.
While I’m now using arrowroot starch for cooking with gusto, I’m finding that it has many other valuable uses for topical healing and I keep some in the bathroom as well. I also use it in my shoes in summer!
So, if you're looking for inexpensive, natural baby products, you'd do well to ditch the commercial baby powder. Get yourself a pepper shaker with fine holes, fill it up with organic arrowroot starch and keep it handy on your baby’s change table.