First of all, why not regular baby powder? Because, after years of use, I’ve been learning more and more about the ‘risks’ of talc powder. Granted, these aren’t new findings but there have been reports that the use of talc has been connected with forms of cancer. I know, everything is linked to cancer these days. But, I am trying my best lately to avoid these types of chemicals, where possible. Therefore, I tested the cornstarch powder (talc-free!) from Johnson’s hoping it’d be an easy switch.
Thankfully, it was. The smell of the cornstarch version is pretty different than traditional baby powder – but the smell, which is called ‘magnolia petals,’ is light and sweet. I use this powder for many things – in my gym shoes after a sweaty work out, under my arms in place of deodorant sometimes. My boyfriend also uses this stuff – a little sprinkle in your gym shorts, can make a work out more comfortable – totally throwing him under the bus ;). I’ve even sprinkled a little on Howie when I thought he smelled funny…believe it. You can get the Johnson’s Baby Pure Cornstarch Powder at any drugstore – I got mine at Target. Cost less than $5 and last A LONG TIME…very long.
Looks like they also have the scent in ‘Lavendar & Chamomile’ on drugstore.com – like it!