baby powder Uses: 21 Smart Ideas
- A little baby powder can help your untangle the chain of a necklace a lot easier.
- Use baby powder to make a homemade dry shampoo to keep your hair grease-free in between washings.
- Dust your eyelashes with a tiny amount of baby powder before applying mascara. Doing this will make them look fuller. (Keep your eyes closed!)
- Face powders can get really expensive. Instead use a cosmetic brush to dust baby powder onto your face to set your make-up (try to find odor-free powder). Our forum members have shared many other homemade beauty products HERE.
- After a shower, completely dry off and spread some baby powder over your skin to make it smooth and soft.
- Waxing can be really painful. Reduce this by rubbing baby powder over the area that will be waxed. Body oils and other moisture will be absorbed so the wax sticks to your hair and not the skin.
- On cool days where the physical activity is a minimum, try using baby powder instead of deodorant. It does the job and is way cheaper.
- Rub some powder into your skin to avoid chaffing from sweat caused by sports and other heavy physical activity.
- If you get a grease spot on your clothing, dip a cotton ball into baby powder and rub the stained area really well. Then wipe off the extra powder.
- Reduce static by rubbing a bit into your panty hose. Be careful if you are wearing black!
- Stinky shoes? Sprinkle baby powder into your sneakers and let them sit over night.
- After a day at the beach, sprinkle some baking powder over sand covered skin. The extra moisture will dry up and the sand will brush off easily.
- Get rid of ants the natural way by sprinkling baby powder on the ant trail. You can also sprinkle some around your picnic blanket to avoid getting ants in the first place.
- If you have trouble with garden pests eating your bulbs, try lightly covering the bulbs in baby powder before planting.
- A little baby powder sprinkled between your bed sheets can cool them off during the summer.
- When mixed with lavender or other essential oils, odor-free baby powder can make a nice air freshener. Just put a couple open jars around the room.
- Get rid of squeaky floor boards by sprinkling baby powder in between the boards and then sweep them into the cracks.
- Rubber gloves and moisture don't mix. So rub the powder all over your hands to absorb moisture before putting on those gloves.
- If any of your books ever get mildewed or moldy, let them air dry. Then sprinkle a bit of baby powder in between the pages and stand them upright over night. Again, those moisture absorbing powers should help your books. Then brush the excess powder away.
- Thoroughly rub baby powder into your dog's fur in between baths. Then give the dog a good brush down. The oils will be absorbed and the fur will be soft. Plus the “dog smell” will be gone.
- Freshen up that litter box with a sprinkle of baby powder. Here are more ways to save money on pet care.
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You might want to look into baby powder before you use it. It has been linked to cervical cancer and Johnson and Johnson is currently facing several lawsuits. I think cornstarch might be a safer alternative.