Why you should always keep baby powder at home. These are 11 surprising uses

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Baby powder is used as a deodorant or to prevent diaper rash. However, baby powder has other uses including repelling ants, removing grease stains, etc. It is very cheap, so you can use it as an alternative to other expensive.

1. Dry Shampoo

Baby powder can be used as  a dry shampoo.  Sprinkle some of it on your comb and run it through the hair. It will help you to get rid of the grease and make your hair look washed.  Alternatively, you can mix ¼ cup of baby powder and ¼ cup baking soda, and massage the DIY shampoo into the hair. This works great for blondes, but brunettes might need to add a pinch of cocoa powder to the powder prior combing it through.

2. Deodorant

It can even be used as a deodorant. The baby powder absorbs sweat and even prevents stink. It will eliminate bad odor from the shoes, too.  Fill them with baby powder and let them overnight.

3. Ant Repellent

Baby powder can repel ants and other pests. All you have to do is to sprinkle some of it around the windows and all cracks on the floor. You can use it for picnics as you certainly don’t want to use chemicals around the food.

4. Jewelry De-tangler

Untangling jewelry will be a piece of cake from now on! You just have to sprinkle some baby powder on the knot, as it helps loosen and untangle the knot easier.

5. Sand Remover

To prevent sand from coming with you after your day at the beach, sprinkle baby powder on the feet and other sandy areas.  When your brush off again, the sand will easily fall off along with the powder.

6. Summer Sheets Coolant

Sprinkle the sheets with baby powder. It will absorb the sweat, meaning that you will no longer wake up drenched.

7. Playing Card Freshener

Sprinkling baby powder to playing cards will prevent them from sticking together. Put them in a plastic Ziploc bag along with baby powder, seal the bag, and shake it to distribute the powder.

8. Rubber Glove Lubricant

Apply baby powder on your rubber gloves in order to put them easier.The powder eliminates excess moisture which makes the gloves difficult to get on and off. Luckily, using baby powder helps slip your fingers easily without all the pulling and tearing.

9. Flower Protectant

Sprinkling baby powder onto the roots and bulbs prior planting them prevents the flowers from rotting. This trick works as a natural pesticide, too.

10. Grease Stain Remover

Sprinkling baby powder onto the greased area is one of the most effective ways to remove the stains.  Dab it with a cotton ball and continue dabbing until the stain goes away.

11. Pre-Waxing Treatment

Apply baby powder before waxing. It will make the process easier and less painful. This trick also protects the skin and makes it less painful and red.


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