So, for quite a while now, I have been a fan of liquid baby powder. I use it on myself (not for a baby) and it's a great product that helps alleviate and prevent discomfort in many circumstances, especially during the warm summer months.
This product has always seemed to be fairly difficult to locate in stores, however. Whenever I did find it, I typically bought the store's entire supply, which was never more than a few bottles. I started out using the Huggies brand liquid baby powder
when it could be found in stores for $4-5 a bottle. Now, as that link shows, it's in extremely short supply and is going for $19.99 (and up). I then, through sheer luck, discovered that the Dollar Tree stores carried an Angel of Mine
brand that was, you guessed it, only $1 a bottle and they had what seemed like an endless supply. Ok, I thought - problem solved! Not so fast. Now it seems Dollar Tree is no longer carrying this item (I cannot find it stocked in any of the local stores, and the customer comments on their site indicate that they have discontinued it) and people who did find it have turned to eBay
to sell it at a massive mark-up. I have checked Target, Walmart, local drugstores, etc. and cannot find it anywhere.
Does anyone know why this stuff is so hard to find? Is there a reason why manufacturers are (apparently) no longer making it?
Also, does anyone know where I might be able to find it at a reasonable ($5 or less) price? Online is great, or anywhere in the Western WA area is good too.
(And yes, I'm aware of and have tried using good ol' baby powder. It's ok in a pinch, but it is more messy and is not as easy to thoroughly apply. It also tends to lose effectiveness more quickly, at least in my experience.)
I appreciate your help. Thanks!