Did you know about these unusual uses of baby powder

First Published Dec 31, 2020, 3:40 PM IST

 Baby powder can give you some relief even in the stickiest of situations. You can get rid of stinky shoes or use it as a dry shampoo.

<p>You may have never thought of it, but baby powder can be extremely useful in situations that are quite tricky. It's a good idea to keep a bottle of this sweet-smelling powder even if you don't have a baby and here's why:<br />
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You may have never thought of it, but baby powder can be extremely useful in situations that are quite tricky. It's a good idea to keep a bottle of this sweet-smelling powder even if you don't have a baby and here's why:
 

<p><strong>Get rid of stinky shoes: </strong>How annoying is it when your shoes acquire a stench just a few times after you've worn it? Some shoes can't even be washed, so it’s best to sprinkle some baby powder on the inside of your shoe. This will give your feet and your footwear a freshness.</p>

Get rid of stinky shoes: How annoying is it when your shoes acquire a stench just a few times after you've worn it? Some shoes can't even be washed, so it’s best to sprinkle some baby powder on the inside of your shoe. This will give your feet and your footwear a freshness.

<p><strong>Use it as dry shampoo: </strong>Too tired of washing your hair every day? Well, all you need to do is mix a bit of cocoa and baby powder and sprinkle it on your roots. This will ensure that your hair doesn't smell and will also save you from having greasy, oily hair.</p>

Use it as dry shampoo: Too tired of washing your hair every day? Well, all you need to do is mix a bit of cocoa and baby powder and sprinkle it on your roots. This will ensure that your hair doesn't smell and will also save you from having greasy, oily hair.

<p><strong>Keeps ants away: </strong>There's something about the smell that keeps ants away from baby powder. If you're having an ant infestation then draw lines with baby powder near doors and any nooks and crannies where an ant colony exists. This line will restrict you from dealing with ants in every corner of your house.</p>

Keeps ants away: There's something about the smell that keeps ants away from baby powder. If you're having an ant infestation then draw lines with baby powder near doors and any nooks and crannies where an ant colony exists. This line will restrict you from dealing with ants in every corner of your house.

<p><strong>Use just after a trip to the beach:</strong> Have sand all over your legs and don't know how to get rid of it? All you need to do is apply baby powder on your arms and legs and you will see that the sand just falls off your body.</p>

Use just after a trip to the beach: Have sand all over your legs and don't know how to get rid of it? All you need to do is apply baby powder on your arms and legs and you will see that the sand just falls off your body.

<p><strong>Helps untangle jewellery:</strong> Solid. Thick necklaces never get tangled. But what about those that are thin and get easily tangled? You could be spending hours figuring out where the knot has started. Instead of using your brain so much, you could in fact sprinkle powder on the knot and it will easily untangle itself. &nbsp;</p>

Helps untangle jewellery: Solid. Thick necklaces never get tangled. But what about those that are thin and get easily tangled? You could be spending hours figuring out where the knot has started. Instead of using your brain so much, you could in fact sprinkle powder on the knot and it will easily untangle itself.  

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