Top 21 Unique And Creative Ways To Use Baby Powder Around Home

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11. Freshen Up Moldy Books

If you have some favorite books that have gotten a bit of mold or have a moldy smell because they were stored someplace damp, you can rejuvenate those books with a bit of baby powder. First, open up those books and allow them to dry out in the sun for a day or so. Once dry, sprinkle just a touch of baby powder between each page. Stand them upright and let them sit for about 24 hours.  Now take a dry rag and dust off those pages. Voila! Sweet smelling books minus the mold.


12. Pump Up the Volume

If you want longer, fuller looking lashes, but hate the thought of using those awkward false eyelashes, all you need is a bit of baby powder. Dust a tiny bit of baby powder on your lashes before you apply your mascara. Baby powder will stick to your lashes, making them appear naturally fuller, thicker, and longer.


13. Quiet Down

If you have one of those oh so annoying squeaky floorboards and nothing else has seem to work, baby powder can come to your rescue. Sprinkle baby powder over your floor, and then sweep it into the cracks and spaces between the planks. It will lubricate the noisy area or take up the space that is causing the problem. Oh, it will also stop ants from making an entrance through the floorboards, so this is a double whammy of goodness!


14. Cool Things Down

Baby powder makes a great smelling, effective, yet inexpensive aftershave for both men and women. After you shave your legs, arms, or face, simply rub in a small handful of baby powder into the area. It will naturally cool your skin and stop any irritation that shaving might have caused. It’s the perfect aftershave for those with sensitive skin. If you regularly get razor burn because you have sensitive skin, baby powder might be the answer you have looking for. Find out why to use coconut oil as an aftershave.


15. Emergency Deodorant

If you run out of deodorant or find that you forgot to pack some in your suitcase when traveling, but you don’t have time to go buy more, baby powder can come to the rescue. Put a small handful of baby powder in your hand, and then rub it into your underarm. This helps keep the area dry and when it is dry, odor causing bacteria cannot grow. It smells great and should keep you feeling dry and clean until you can get to the store.


16. Freshen Up Your Clothes

If you find that your closet or dresser drawers have taken on a musty smell, you can freshen up as well as dry up the area by using baby powder. Pour some baby powder into an open container and set it down in your closet, then close the doors. You can also put some in a sachet, or a very shallow container and place it in your dresser drawers. This is a great way to dry out the air and freshen it up at the same time.

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