You don’t need to spend an exaggerated amount of money to solve a lot of beauty and household woes. Surprisingly, baby powder proves to be a big help in solving all these simple household dilemmas. So if you’re still thinking that your good-old baby powder is only good for freshening up, then you are clearly not maximizing its true potentials. Here’s a list of what baby powder can help you do around your house.
1. Undo a knotted necklace.
Every once in a while, you’ll encounter a tangled set of jewellery that won’t budge no matter how hard you tug at it. Fret no more, all you need to do is sprinkle a bit of baby powder in it and watch it come loose by using a pin to pull it apart.
2. Freshen up a musty furniture
Some furniture especially the old ones can gather up quite a musty smell over time. To keep furniture smelling fresh and dated, try putting baby powder under the drawer liners.
3. Prevent the occurrence of greasy hair
Shampoos are mostly starch-based, baby powder is too, which provides right about the same effect. When your hair roots need a boost and yet you don’t have time to shower and dry your hair, sprinkle some baby powder in your fingers and run it along your scalp to absorb excess oils. It will give your hair some volume and will reduce the shine up top.
4. Fight the Sweltering heat of a summer night
Crawling into a hot, sticky bed will in o way equate to a relaxing sleep. To combat this, dust some powder between our bed sheets to absorb sweat and keep things cooler.
5. A stuck-together deck of cards
When you have a deck of cards that got stuck together, toss them into a paper bag that has baby powder on it and give it a hefty shake.
6. A family of ants
Ants are not fans of the scent of baby powder. So if you have these intruders in your kitchen, block their paths with baby powder.
7. Oily stains
Grease stains can be absorbed by powder. So if you have oil-based stains, sprinkle it with powder first before laundering as usual.
8. Dish Glove friction
Sprinkle a bit of powder into your rubber gloves to prevent it from smelling musty.
9. Squeaky hardwood floors
To pacify squeaking hardwood floors, pour a small amount of baby powder into its cracks.
10. Sandy feet
If you’re going to the beach, don’t forget to bring a container of baby powder. At the end of the day, rub powder into your skin to help wash the sand off.
11. Wimpy eyelashes
In between layers of mascara, use a cotton swab dabbed in powder to add volume to your eyelashes.
12. Sweaty feet
Pour a small amount of powder into your shoes to help stave off the funky odors. Skip the socks since the powder will help keep your feet dry.