Talcum powder can be irritating to a baby’s respiratory system. You can make your own powder out of any combination of these natural ingredients found at your natural foods store:
Powdered oris root
Finely ground oatmeal
Finely ground rice flour
White cosmetic clay
Experiment to see which consistency and ingredients you like. You may add a small amount of finely crushed lavender flowers or rose petals for a mild scent, but make sure their texture is compatible with that of the powder. You could also keep a small lavender or rose sachet inside the powder container. Look for an interesting shaker with small holes at a kitchen store.