downloadI found this powder way back in the cupboard of our master bathroom.

I remember buying it l-o-n-g ago when the kids were little. They had terrible diaper rash and none of the standard gooey ointments were doing the trick. I called my mom, a nurse from the 50's, and asked her what I should do. She recommended heading over to Walgreen's and picking up some Caldesene Powder. You can't miss it- it comes in a round pink container with blue writing.

I popped that on their cute little booties and they miraculously healed up in no time!

I didn't throw the Caldesene Powder away, mostly for nostalgic reasons. I'm glad I didn't! This little powder has given me relief after long days in the saddle and after teaching back to back classes.

The zinc oxide and talc do a great job of relieving:

Prickly Heat/Heat Rash

  • Prickly heat is a heat rash that can develop when sweat gets trapped in the skin
  • This trapping of sweat can cause inflammation and itching
  • A dusting of Caldesene® Protecting Powder can absorb sweat and help the rash heal faster


  • Chafing can occur as a result of sweat plus friction from clothing or body parts rubbing together
  • Chafing is common in areas such as the inner thigh, groin area or armpits
  • By using Caldesene® Protecting Powder, you can help keep these areas dry and protect against chafing
  • Caldesene® is gentler on chafed, irritated skin than messy creams


  • Caldesene® can be used to help relieve dry, itchy skin
  • The zinc oxide in Caldesene® serves as a barrier between skin and surrounding air or clothing, helping to soothe skin and prevent further irritation


  • Use Caldesene® Protecting Powder to help keep clothes from rubbing against sensitive, sunburned skin

Cuts and Scrapes

  • Caldesene® Protecting Powder can also be used to treat minor cuts and scrapes
  • The zinc oxide in Caldesene® protects minor scrape and cut wounds from infection and helps them heal faster

Sand Removal

  • After a day at the beach, rub Caldesene® Protecting Powder onto skin and hair
  • Caldesene® will quickly absorb the moisture on your skin and the sand will fall away
  • Caldesene® can also be sprinkled on beach towels and clothing for easy sand removal

For under $5.00, I'm always keeping this pink and blue bottle stocked in my cupboard!

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Amy Macgowan
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