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Arrowroot Powder

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Arrowroot Powder, Safety Data Sheet


Natural Alternative to Talc and cornstarch. Commonly used in cosmetics as a thickener, also used in natural deodorants. Also used to help moisturizers absorb into the skin and to thicken water based products. The starch is derived from tuberous rhizomes of the Maranita Arundiancea plant. It can also help dry up blemishes, rashes and other sores.

Used in talcum powders and hair dyes. Added to moisturizers as a thickening agent and to help active ingredients penetrate the upper levels of the skin. Is used in cosmetics to help moisturizers penetrate the skin. A fine, white powder. May have other uses similar to cornstarch.

A lovely, soft powder used to make our body powders silkier and smoother. A very fine white cosmetic grade powder. May be mixed with cornstarch 1:3 to provide an alternative and safer powder than talc. Has great moisture-absorbing properties. Softens skin, absorbs moisture. In cosmetics it is used to help moisturizers penetrate the skin, and to thicken water based products

The powdered starch derived from tuberous rhizomes of the Maranita arundinacea plant. Used in place of talc (which is synthetic) in making body powders, arrowroot is light, soft and absorbent. It can also be used to help dry up blemishes, rashes, or other sores or wounds.

A base for some of your body care formulations, and it is the main foundation for most body powders.

Because arrowroot is a product of the West Indies, arrowroot has a rich history in the culture and it's said that it's very name was derived from the indigenous tribe of the Arawaks.

Historians say that the Arawak people used arrowroot powder to draw out poisonous toxins from those wounded by the tip of poisoned arrows. n additive to health, beauty and skin care products

Best used by 1 year from purchase


Other Names: American arrowroot, obedience plant, Maranta arundinaceae, maranta
CAS: 9005-25-8
Appearance: Fine whitish Powder
INCI Name: Maranta Arundinacea Root
Natural or Synthetic: Natural
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 2 Years
Storage: Cool Dark Dry, Tightly Closed.


Not for Ingestion.

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I use arrowroot powder as an ingredient in homemade deodorant though it has plenty more uses. I like that it makes my deodorant "spreadable" without adding any unpleasant scent or texture.
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