As our babies grow up, we tend to forget the good old baby
powder in the cupboard and not give it a second thought.
Baby powder is mainly used for preventing diaper rash and
as a deodorant. This is a total waste, since baby powder is
actually incredibly useful!
Here are a few examples:
1. Keep ants away – Ants hate the smell of baby powder, so
use it wherever you see them forming an ant line. They won't
2. Absorb oily stains – simply cover the stain with baby powder,
let it absorb the oil and then put it in the laundry.
3. Greasy hair – Similar to the oily stains, baby powder can
absorb the natural oil our bodies secretes, so sprinkle some
on your hands, run it through your scalp and let it sit for a bit
before a shower.
4. Keep washing gloves fresh – Sprinkle some baby powder
into your gloves after you’re done with the dishes. It’ll
absorb the moisture and prevent mold, plus it makes it easier to
put them on next time.
5. Remove sand from your body – Going to the beach? Pack a
small bag of baby powder with you and rub it on your feet when
you leave the beach. The sand will come off with ease.
6. Keep your bed cool – On a hot summer’s night, put
some baby powder between the sheets. It will absorb sweat and
moisture in the air and keep the bed cool.
7. Stop hardwood floors from creaking – Pour baby powder
on the floor and sweep it into the cracks. This will prevent
the noise-creating friction and you’ll be able to enjoy the
silence once more.
8. Sweaty feet – Putting some baby powder in your shoes
absorbs the odors and sweat, keeping your shoes fresh and
9. Keep furniture from getting musty – A little baby powder in
drawers and old furniture helps prevent furniture from building
up mold due to moisture.
10. Tangled jewelry – Got a knot of necklaces? Put some baby
powder in there and start untangling it. You’ll be amazed
how much easier it is!
11. Cards stuck together? – Throw them in a bag with
baby powder, shake well and see how easy it is to separate
12. Kitty-litter freshener – The cat’s sandbox smells?
Sprinkle baby powder in there after scooping it and it will
do wonders for reducing the smell.
13. Keep pests away from bulbs – If you’re doing some garden
work, consider coating flower bulbs with a little powder. It will
14. Stop that chaffing – Before going on a jog or power-walk, put
some baby powder between your thighs. It will reduce the
It’s important to remember that baby powder is usually composed
of talc (also known as “talcum powder”). Talcum powder is
harmful if inhaled since it may cause aspiration pneumonia or
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