Talcum powder in the finest refined powdered form of softest mineral ever existed; “TALC”.
Talcum powder or Talc is mostly used as baby powder due to its soft, smooth and silky texture. Infact it is considered as one of the essentials for babies especially. It is also widely used by cosmetic industry as an ingredient in face powder, twin cakes, blush on and much more.
It is a naturally occurring mineral comes from rock materials and is mined like many other important minerals.As an ingredient, it is considered as INERT that is it does not produce any chemical reaction when used on skin( high grade talc only).
It is a translucent and pearly textured powder composed of Magnesium,Silicon,Oxygen and Hydrogen. I t is also called as Hydrated Magnesium Silicate, Also it contains Asbestos which is a known carcinogen causing free radical formation in skin due to oxygen availability and may cause severe adverse reaction and even cancer.
That is why I used term “HIGHEST GRADE TALC” in my above mentioned writing.
Once it is mined from the earth like other minerals it is then crushed into particles. The particles are then sorted and assigned a grade according to established specifications by FDA . The finest grade Talc is then crushed into powder form and are then further tested applying specified tests to check their pH, purity, stablility, state and other physical and chemical tests to confirm the fact that obtained form of Talc is completely fit for use in cosmetics and free of carcinogenic ingredients specially Asbestos.
HOME MANUFACTURED TALCUM POWDER
We have already discussed above since it is purely made from Talc a mineral, we can easily mix and make our pure and hygienic talcum powder with fragrance of our choice at home and call it “HOME MANUFACTURED TALCUM POWDER” .
Below i am sharing my Grand Pa’s outclass recipe which was so famous and he use to gift this powder to his relatives on their requests, infact my mum tells me there were few of his relatives who wouldn’t ever go to purchase talcum powder from shops ever but come to my grand pa and get them made from him.
It has got fewer ingredients that you’ll need to sieve and mix and you product will be ready.
- Talc 40 lb
- Boric Acid 5 lb
- Magnesium citrate 1 lb
- Magnesium carbonate(light) 3.5 lb
- Starch 1 lb
- Fragrance of your choice 6 oz
First step would be to mix fragrance with a little talc since fragrance is oily based so it need to be mixed properly in talc first. Than mix all other ingredients along with scented talc.
Pass this mix through sieve and sift gently till homogenous mixture is obtained.
Transfer it to sterilized powder bottles and your amazing Talcum powder is ready to use.
For greater results use this powder after a day or two for a better scented product.
Store in dry environment to avid cake formation.
It is an ideal product to use for baby rashes.
A perfect blending base for makeup.
An ideal powder to absorb sweat in summers and make you feel refreshed and scented all day long.
For a good fragrance use original essential oils only.
Remember my Grand Pa in your prayers and notify me how u find this blog 🙂
Happy HOME MANUFACTURED TALCUM POWDER making folks.