Happy Summers y’all! With the onset of summers, its time to start using dusting powders to stay sweat-free and smell fresh all day. If you like using natural skincare, you must be looking for a dusting powder that is natural too right?
But most dusting powders in the mainstream market are made with talc.
Talc is a soft, mineral-based white powder used in cosmetics and industries. It has great moisture-absorbing capabilities. However, talc can often be contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen.
So you should either opt for a talcum powder certified free of asbestos by the manufacturer or go for natural alternatives. Natural dusting powders are made with ingredients like arrowroot powder and cornstarch which help absorb sweat.
They also have herbs and essential oils for a natural scent and various skin benefits like fighting acne, soothing you skin and providing a cooling sensation.
Where to Find Natural Dusting Powder in India?
The most economical choice is to make your own natural dusting powder using kitchen ingredients. You can easily create an unscented DIY dusting powder at home using arrowroot powder and cornstarch along with some clay( great for people who tend to sweat a lot).
If you wish to add some fragrance to it, you can add 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.
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.
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
Available on Amazon
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 too is certified by MadeSafe.
Ingredients: Cornstarch, Tricalcium phosphate, Organic jojoba oil, Calendula oil, Vanilla extract, Organic chamomile oil.
3. Juicy Chemistry Damask Rose and Jasmine Dusting Powder
Made with clay and floral powders, Juicy Chemistry’s dusting powder can be used on your face as well as body. The ingredients used are organic and certified by EcoCert COSMOS.
Ingredients: Tapioca Root Powder, Kaolin Clay, Arrowroot Powder, Rice Powder, Rose Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Damascus Rose Powder
Available on their website
(Use code “DEMURE10” to get 10% off on your orders)
4. Juicy Chemistry Tea Tree And Peppermint Dusting Powder
Made with cooling peppermint and clay, this dusting powder will help fight infections and heat rashes. The mint also gives a cooling sensation to your skin.
Ingredients: Arrowroot Powder, Tapioca Starch, Kaolin Clay, Baking Soda, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil.
Available on their website
(Use code “DEMURE15” to get 15% off on your orders)
5. Forest Essentials Silken Dusting Powder
Forest Essentials Dusting powders are perfumed with natural ingredients to help mask bad odour and make your 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)
Available on Amazon.
6. Earth Rhythm Certified Organic Dusting Powder
This leading zero-waste beauty brand in India has 3 types of dusting powders that help you survive Indian summers in sustainably. They have an unscented variant that is suitable even for delicate baby skin.
The other two variants are Classic and Active(suber-absorbent).
Ingredients: Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Potato Starch, Organic Arrowroot Starch, Zinc Oxide (Active and Classic variants have other additional active ingredients )
With all the 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 this list above.
Which one are you planning to try? Do comment below.
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