Body & Foot Powder Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I want to use Body & Foot Powder? - NutriBiotic Body & Foot Powder is 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 helps absorb perspiration. The Body & Foot Powder also contains grapefruit seed extract and tea tree oil.
I like that you use corn starch instead of talc, but what does "modified corn starch" mean? - Simply that the corn starch has been heat treated so as to be hydrophilic, which increases it's absorbability.
Why is there silicone dioxide in the powder? That sounds like a chemical to me. - Silicone dioxide (silica) is added as a flowing agent, which keeps the powder from clumping. The silicone dioxide we use 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.
What is the pH of the Body & Foot Powder? - The pH is typically between 5.0 and 6.0.
I usually use a scented bath powder, but your Body & Foot Powder is unscented. Why? - We leave out fragrance because we want to provide you with the purest, cleanest powder available. If you prefer a scented product, you may 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 may drop in a whole vanilla bean or cinnamon stick for a spicy, sweet fragrance.