Who knew this household baby item was so versatile?!
There are so many ingenious baby powder hacks you’ve never heard before — check it out:
1. Use baby powder as dry shampoo on your dog.
Plus, there are so many other clever ways to save on dog expenses.
2. Fill your stinky gym shoes with baby powder and let set overnight.
The next morning, dump out excess powder and enjoy fresh smelling shoes!
3. Thicken your lashes with a coat of baby powder.
Do a layer of your favorite mascara, a layer of baby powder set with a Q-tip and another layer of mascara for thick, more full lashes. There are even more DIY beauty treatment hacks from an esthetician that’ll save you money big time.
4. Repel ants by sprinkling baby powder around the outside of your home.
Sprinkle around door or windows to keep ants away.
5. Fix a noisy hardwood floor by sweeping baby powder into gaps.
6. Dust baby powder over your face to set makeup instead of expensive finishing powder.
7. Absorb moisture and refresh old books with baby powder.
It absorbs the moisture while leaving books fresh. This trick also works on old furniture.
8. Replace your deodorant with baby powder.
It absorbs sweat and will leave you feeling dry and fresh.
9. Freshen up your cat’s litter box by sprinkling baby powder over it.
10. Untangle necklaces with ease.
Sprinkle baby powder on your tangled necklace chain, and the powder should loosen up the knot — making it easy to fix without worrying about breaking the chain.
11. Save your favorite shirt from grease and oil stains.
Use baby powder to absorb grease and oil from your favorite T-shirt, carpet or couch. And don’t forget to check out other surprising hacks to remove pretty much any stain.
12. Wipe legs or underarms with baby powder before waxing to reduce pain.
13. Make dry shampoo instead of buying it every month.
If you have dark hair, mix the baby powder with cocoa powder. For red hair, mix in some cinnamon.
14. Dust flower bulbs with baby powder before you plant them.
Place the new bulbs in a Ziploc bag with baby powder and shake ’em around. The baby powder coats the bulbs and will protect them from rot. It will also ward off voles, moles and other rodents.
15. Sprinkle baby powder on your feet and hands before you leave the beach.
The sweat, oil, and water that’s causing the sand to stick will be absorbed by the baby powder, and the sand will come clean off your skin. Before you head to the beach, check out more brilliant beach hacks you must try this summer!
16. Keep lipstick from fading, and give it a matte finish with a layer or baby powder.
Apply one coat of lipstick, place a tissue over lips and dust baby powder around the lip area using a powder brush. Apply a second coat of lipstick and you’re good!
17. Prevent pit stains with a layer of baby powder in your shirt.
Sprinkle a little baby powder on the inside of the shirt’s underarms and collar. Iron the areas to prevent sweat stains on white shirts. The powder forms a barrier that keeps oil and grime from seeping into the threads.
18. Make “snow dough” with vegetable oil, warm water and baby powder.
Pour three cups of baby powder in a mixing bowl. Turn mixer to its lowest setting, and add ½ cup of warm water one tablespoon at a time. After the water is mixed in, add two tablespoons of vegetable oil.
After it turns into a crumbly mixture, turn the mixer to a medium speed for 4-5 minutes. Enjoy your “snow”!
19. Sprinkle baby powder on your sheets before hot summer nights to keep cool and absorb sweat.