If you think that baby powder is only for kids and only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you’re really underestimating its benefits.

Here is a compilation of 12 powerful uses of baby powder.

1. Loosen a knotted necklace
Loosen the knot with a little baby powder and use a pin to pull it apart.

2. Greasy hair
Sprinkle some on your hands and massage it through your scalp to soak up excess oil. Just like dry shampoos which are starch-based, so baby powder has a similar effect in a pinch.

3. A sweltering summer night
Dust powder between your sheets to help absorb sweat and keep things cool.

4. A stuck-together deck of cards
When poker night gets messy, toss the playing cards into a paper bag with a few tablespoons of powder and give them a good shake. Then wipe them with a paper towel.

5. A family of ants
Surprise! Keep these intruders out of your kitchen by blocking their path with powder. I bet you didn’t know about this.

 

6. Oily stains
Don’t stress over spilt salad dressing on your favorite dress. Dab any oil-based stain with baby powder to absorb the grease before laundering like usual.

 

7. Dish glove friction
After washing dishes, sprinkle a little powder into your rubber gloves. It helps keep them fresh while they dry and my hands easily slide through the next time.

 

8. Squeaky hardwood floors
Pour baby powder onto your wooden floor and sweep it into the cracks to quiet creaking floorboards. Wipe away the excess, and enjoy the sounds of silence.
9. Sandy feet
Pack a travel size bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. At the end of the day, rub it on your skin and sand will come right off.
10. Wimpy eyelashes
Volume it is. In between coats of mascara, use a cotton swab to dust baby powder on your lashes. You will be surprised how much volume it will add.
11. Sweaty feet
Sprinkle the stuff in your shoes to keep odors at bay. And forget socks  the powder keeps your feet dry so you can go barefoot in flats without worry.

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