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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2006 10:12:13 AM »

i seriously want to try this but i have reservations because....well...it's FOOD, right?!

i'm just worried about it being sticky or attracting flies or something. please please let me know about that cause i'm dying to try a vanilla cinnamon!

It's not *really* food ebcause there's no sugar or starch or anything that would feed bugs.

Now if you rub chocolate chip cookie dough all over, you may have a problem.  Wink
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gwenluvy
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2006 11:23:56 AM »

A related idea - I make a powder I use as a deodorant/dusting powder/etc - especially in winter.

You take a couple cups of corn starch, a couple TB of baking soda, and sprinkle a couple drops of essential oil (I use lavender) and mix.  Let it dry overnight, then sift into a container.  It's not pretty, but I use empty Parmesan cheese containers cause they "sprinkle" well.

It feels incredibly silky and smells exactly how *you* want it to cause you've chosen the essential oil. 

The only caution is do not use if you have a yeast infection; corn starch is utterly yummy food for yeastie beasties.

gross. why not try unscented baby powder? what does ther baking soda do?
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2006 12:29:42 PM »

baby powder is mostly made of corn starch now. talc has been found to be bad for people.
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2006 01:08:36 PM »

Well maybe some are, but I use J&J and it is made of talc. Making baby powder out of cornstarch seems pretty stupid. Babies get yeast infectionon diaper rashes all the time.
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2006 01:12:19 PM »

yeah but talc causes cancer or something, they've found. something like that.
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2006 01:28:18 PM »

Just out of curiosity, I spritzed on some Cinnamon extract at home....when I got to work, my secretary said "Dude...you smell like breakfast!"  LOL
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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2006 01:47:35 PM »

gross. why not try unscented baby powder? what does ther baking soda do?

Cause you can buy corn starch in bulk cheaper than dirt.  Baby powder is the same stuff packaged to sell at ten times more.

The baking soda just makes it a bit "fresher".  Think about how you stick it in a fridge or freezer to pick up smells.

I use this not just as a powder, but as a deodorant.  Especially in winter on my feet, when I'm wearing 2 or 3 pairs of socks.
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jpatti
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2006 01:51:53 PM »

yeah but talc causes cancer or something, they've found. something like that.

Asthma, bronchitis and potentially emphysema.  It's the particle size of powdered talc, it's "sharp" and cuts up the lungs.

If an adult wants to use it, kewl, but you should really minimize clouds of the stuff, put it on *gently*. 

But baby powder made from talc ought never, ever, ever be put on a baby - can screwup their lungs for life.  You'd be better off giving them cigarettes.
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gwenluvy
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2006 02:45:16 PM »

Yeah well, I'll continue using it. I don't really buy into the everything is unhealthy view- eggs, milk (organic or no), red meat, tofu- it's all good for you too, depending on who you talk to.

It's been used on everyone in my family with no ill effects. I'd rather use it than give my child yeast infections. Besides, I don't make "clouds" of it for him to choke on.
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