Instead of using talc in its diaper powder, California Baby replaces this soft mineral with organic corn and tapioca starches. Other ingredients in its calming Organic Powder include kaolin clay and sodium bicarbonate to absorb moisture and deodorize, as well as essential oils like tea tree and lavender for added soothing.
California Baby recommends using its complete range of diaper care products as part of a three-step system. Its Organic Powder is meant to be used after cleansing with its Diaper Area Wash and before applying its protective Diaper Rash Ointment.
Many pediatricians no longer recommend talc-based baby powders because they can cause respiratory problems in infants if inhaled. Starch-based formulas are now said to be a safer alternative, plus they boast the same benefits for keeping babies clean and dry.