> >>Baby Powder With Potpourri
> >>2 T potpourri
> >>2 T cornstarch
> >>Blend well using coffee mill...
> >Please DONT USE potpourri on babies!
> >Potpourri products were not made to be used on the skin. Babies dont
> >*NEED* potpourri smeared on their tender bodies..... or anybody's : -)
> >body for that matter.
> >Babies smell sweet on their own. : -)
> Does it hurt? I guess I should say, is it harmful? It sounds like a neat
> way to make talcum powder. I'm not a real big potpourri fan, preferring
> essential oils, but I thought potpourri was just dried "stuff" like flowers
> and fruit. Are there chemicals in it?
> Just curious.
Essential oils come from plants and fruits, and can be extremely
to the skin. Some, like pennyroyal, can be fatal if injested. Others
cause photosensitive and allergic reactions of varying degrees.
So, yes, there is danger involved in the use of flower/plant
parts and/or oils. You have to know what you are doing. Given the
of infant skin, I'd strongly recommend against scenting baby toiletries
and being extremely careful of what I used. Something that causes a
mild allergic reaction in an *** or young child can possibly kill an
infant. (Example: bee stings, strawberry allergies.) Prior to making
any toiletries for any use, whether on ***s or children, it is wise
to know what you're doing, what you're using, and the possible risks
involved. There are numerous aromatherapy sites on the net. Check them
out. There is also the toiletries listserv at
which is comprised of people who make toiletries at home for both sale
and personal use. The FAQs are loaded with recipes and information.
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