Last Updated on October 15, 2022
With the onset of summers, it’s time to start using dusting powders to stay sweat-free and smell fresh all day. But if you like using natural skincare, then your dusting powder has to be natural too, right?
Sadly, most dusting powders in the market are made with talc. Talc is a soft, mineral-based white powder used in cosmetics for its great moisture-absorbing capabilities.
It can keep your skin dry by absorbing sweat. However, there have been concerns about using talcum powders, especially in private areas. Because talc can often be contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen.
So we need to use a certified asbestos-free dusting powder(rare to find) or switch to a natural dusting powder instead which is much more safer.
Natural dusting powders are made with ingredients like arrowroot powder and cornstarch which help absorb sweat. And unlike talcum powder, the fragrance is derived from herbs and essential oils which reduces chances of skin irritation.
These dusting powders also offer extra benefits like-
- fighting body acne
- soothing your skin
- and providing a cooling sensation.
And yes, natural dusting powders are safe to use on your baby too!
Where to Find Natural Dusting Powder in India?
The most economical choice is to make your own natural dusting powder using simple kitchen ingredients. You can easily create an unscented DIY dusting powder at home using arrowroot powder, cornstarch, rice flour, or even some natural clays. if you sweat a lot.
And if you wish to add some fragrance to it, you can use grounded herbs and flowers like lavender, rose, chamomile, orange peel etc. Another option is to add essential oils but it can get tricky to use the right amount that is under the dermal limits. Here are some DIY beauty brands where you will find all these ingredients
But if DIYs are not your thing, I have compiled below a list of some natural dusting powders in India that will suit different budgets.
Best Natural and Organic Dusting Powders in India
1. Mamaearth Dusting Powder
Made with organic oatmeal and arrowroot powder, the Mamaearth Dusting Powder is certified by MadeSafe. It is ideally made for babies but works well for adults as well.
Ingredients: Agrana Cornstarch, Organic arrowroot powder, Oatmeal, Zinc oxide, Oat corn, Lavender essential oil, Roman chamomile oil
2. The Moms Co. Natural Baby Powder
Made with cornstarch, calendula, and jojoba oil this is another good dusting powder in India suitable for babies and adults alike. The Moms. Co baby powder is also certified by MadeSafe.
Ingredients: Cornstarch, Tricalcium phosphate, Organic jojoba oil, Calendula oil, Vanilla extract, Organic chamomile oil.
3. Mother Sparsh Dusting Powder for Babies
This talc-free natural dusting powder is made especially for a baby’s sensitive skin. It has zinc oxide which can help soothe rashes and control infections too.
Ingredients: Corn Starch, Organic Arrowroot Powder, Sodium Benzoate, Zinc Oxide, Oat Com, Lavender Essential Oil.
4. Juicy Chemistry Dusting Powders
Made with clay and floral powders, Juicy Chemistry’s Ecocert Certified organic dusting powders are the safest option out there and can be used on your face as well as your body. I tried the Rose and Jasmine variant which has a soothing floral aroma and helps hide bad BO. You can read my review here.
They are available in 3 different variants-
- Damask Rose and Jasmine
- Tea Tree and Peppermint
- Lavender and Rose
Ingredients: Tapioca Root Powder, Kaolin Clay, Arrowroot Powder, Rice Powder, and Essential oils specific to each variant.
5. Forest Essentials Silken Dusting Powder
Forest Essentials Dusting powders are perfumed with natural ingredients to help mask bad odors and make you smell good all day. They are available in 5 different variants-
- Indian Rose Absolute
- Mashobra Honey and Vanilla
- Oudh and Green tea
- Dasapushpadi (For Babies)
Ingredients: Cornstarch, arrowroot powder, kokum butter, oatmeal powder, olive oil. (apart from these 5 base ingredients, there are other ingredients specific to each variant)
With all these amazing natural dusting powder options in India listed above, you are bound to find something to your liking. If you know more such brands that sell natural dusting powders, let me know. I will add them to the list above.
Which one are you planning to try? Do comment below.
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