Thighs like Velcro


Isn’t that a great blog title and mental image? We had some very warm days last week here in Kansas and I decided to wear some spring weight dresses, which was fabulous. However, being a “not skinny” girl, my thighs tend to rub together when I’m wearing skirts and like a lot of people, I get chafing when my skin rubs on skin. I have this problem on my bike after awhile, or when I’m on the treadmill and my bra rubs (TMI, right?), and I know a lot of you do, too.

I broke into my fabulous “non-talc” powder one day last week in a dress for my legs and feet, but today I stumbled upon a DIY recipe for a anti-chafing cream that sounds perfect. I tweaked it a little, and I’m giving you my version for both the powder and the cream.

DIY Non Talc Drying Powder

2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
2 tbsp kaolin clay
1 tsp silk powder (optional)
1 tsp magnesium stearate (optional but I highly recommend it!)
2 tsp baking soda (also optional, for odor control if you use this in shoes often as I do, can be irritating on skin for some people)

Blend the cornstarch, clay, silk powder, magnesium stearate, and baking soda together in a coffee grinder. Add up to 10 drops of any carrier oil like jojoba oil and blend some more. Store in a old talc container or a thrift store salt shaker. Mountain Rose Herbs also sells powder containers for about $1/ each.


DIY Anti Chafing Cream

1/3 c light oil like broccoli seed oil or fractionated coconut oil (or 50/50 to make 1/3 cup-adding a small amount of cupuacu butter is good too)

1/2-2/3 cup arrowroot powder or corn starch

Mix well. You’ll have to take a fork and remix before using each time, as it will separate especially in hot weather. 


Author: scseery

Soap, bath and beauty, jams and jellies, and unique upcycled gifts. That's what I make and talk about here. A lot.

One thought on “Thighs like Velcro”

  1. Argh! The infamous, miserable “chub-rub” issue kept me from wearing dresses and skirts for years. Powders, deodorants, and creams didn’t help but Bandlettes ( did. Now, I wear whatever I want. ❤ Bandlettes are a straight-forward idea; with your DIY skizzles I bet you could make them!


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