So there has been some controversy over aluminum in different products that we use on a regular basis. Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s, attention deficit disorder, bone degeneration, kidney dysfunction, and even Parkinson’s disease. Most of these aluminum containing household products that we use have toxic levels of aluminum.
- 1 part baking soda
- 2 parts cream of tartar
- 2 parts arrowroot powder (or potato starch, or tapioca starch)
- Mix together in storage container.
We have arrowroot powder on hand in place of cornstarch because we avoid GMO corn products. Arrowroot powder is all natural and works great in all recipes that call for cornstarch! And this baking powder recipe has worked great for us as well. I also love knowing exactly what’s in our food and keeps us on the path of a healthy lifestyle.
If you eat more prepared processed/boxed/frozen foods or eat at restaurants it’s highly likely that it contains baking powder with aluminum. Eating whole foods that you prepare yourself is the best way to protect yourself and your family from harmful ingredients and additives. Many personal care items like lotion and lip balm also contain aluminum. BUT don’t get overwhelmed. Take one step at a time as you are on this health journey. Today throw out your deodorant and put some baking soda in a container and put it in your bathroom. Next week order some arrowroot powder from Azure Standard Coop or pick some up at your health food store and mix your own baking powder. Next month try to switch out your lip balm for coconut oil. Just take it nice and steady. Don’t overwhelm yourself by changing everything in your house today. Just becoming more aware and putting it on your mental to do list is a huge step toward a healthier future.