Nutribiotic - Natural Body & Foot Powder Unscented - 4 oz.
NutriBiotic Natural Body & Foot Powder provides soothing protection to the skin by absorbing dampness, reducing friction, and relieving chafing. This mild, 100% talc free formula contains grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil, both used to help prevent odor causing bacteria and promote healthy tissue. Ideal for diaper rash, jock itch, athlete's foot, and feminine hygiene.
Why do I want to use Body & Foot Powder?
NutriBiotic Body & Foot Powder is actually a multi-purpose product. It is extremely pure and mild and therefore may be used all over the body on adults as well as children. The corn starch will absorb perspiration while the grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil act as antibacterial ingredients to stop the growth of odor causing bacteria. They also are effective against yeast (Candida), which makes NutriBiotic's powder perfect for use as a feminine hygiene powder, a "jock itch" product, and as a baby powder for treating diaper rash. And since it contains no talc, there is no chance of increased risk of cervical or lung cancer, as commonly associated with the use of talc.
I like that you use corn starch instead of talc, but what does "treated corn starch" mean?
Simply that the corn starch has been heat treated so as to be hydrophilic, which increases its absorbability. Try this: take a cup of water and pour a teaspoon or so of the powder into it. The powder floats on top in a little cluster. Now stick your finger into the water right through the lump of powder then pull your finger out. You will find that you have a light layer of powder on your finger, but it is not wet. This is a result of heat treating the corn starch. The ordinary corn starch you have in your kitchen cupboard would have just settled to the bottom of the glass in a clump and then absorbed the water to form a paste.
Why is there silicone dioxide in the powder? That sounds like a chemical to me.
Silicone dioxide is added as a flowing agent, which keeps the powder from clumping. The silicone dioxide NutriBiotic uses is food grade. It is simply a more refined, purer form of silicon (a naturally occurring mineral that makes up a large portion of the sand on this earth) made by reacting raw silicon with water and a mild acid to isolate the silicone dioxide.
I usually use a scented bath powder, but your Body & Foot Powder is unscented.
NutriBiotic leaves out fragrance because they want to provide you with the purest, cleanest powder available. If you prefer a scented product, you can simply put a few drops of perfume, cologne or essential oils on a cotton ball and place it in a container with the powder. In about a day the powder will have absorbed the scent. Or, you can drop in a whole vanilla bean or cinnamon stick for a spicy, sweet fragrance.
The NutriBiotic Story
In 1980, after nearly ten years in the nutritional supplement industry, NutriBiotic was founded based on the principle that everyone deserves good health. Inspired by the research and recommendations of the world's only two-time Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., they began work on development of a variety of forms and dosages of Vitamin C and other nutrients. They felt that the public should have the best possible variety of the best possible nutrients at the best possible price, and their initial successes with their family of products showed that you thought so too.
Soon after NutriBiotic began filling the need for quality nutritional supplements, they found another need - the need for high quality, nutrient dense protein in a hypoallergenic form for the chemical and food sensitive individual. Their Rice Protein powder meets that need without soy, milk, egg, wheat or yeast.
In 1987 NutriBiotic pioneered the process and use of grapefruit seed extract. You will find the fruits of their labors in their range of products containing Citricidal, including their skin cleansers, shower gel and bubble bath, dental gel, deodorant stick, foot powder, multi-purpose liquid concentrate, CapsulesPlus, and more.
The folks at NutriBiotic stand committed to providing the very best for you and your family and are pleased to be able to offer you an ever-expanding range of quality nutritional supplements and personal care formulas developed with the intent of protecting and enhancing your health.