Although generally deemed unsafe for babies (go figure) if you didn’t know the soft and silky talcum powder that sits in your cabinet has a ton of incredible uses, now you do. You can thank us later.
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Who knew you could use baby powder to help untangle jewellery? Rather than spending an hour swearing and trying to untangle a chain, rub a bit of baby powder to help loosen the knot. Choose a hypoallergenic formula to avoid any skin irritation.
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Avoid Slipping in Shoes
Spring is almost here which means sandals, heels and all your other pretty shoes you’ve packed away. Shake a bit of the white stuff in your shoes to make sure you don’t slip around on those extra hot days.
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Cut Shoe Odor
Speaking of shoes, a daily or weekly dash of baby powder will keep your runners and other sweaty footwear smelling fresh and clean.
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Soothe Waxing and Shaving Burns
Nothing stings like a wax or shave burn. A thin layer of baby powder will ease the pain.
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Use a thin amount (with a cotton swab) on your eyelashes between coats to add major volume.
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Ran out of your favourite dry shampoo? Sprinkle some baby powder in your hair to sop up the grease (just remember to comb or brush it out).
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A light dusting of baby powder can help set your makeup perfectly.
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From drawers to vintage furniture, sprinkle some baby powder to cut through an unpleasant odor.
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If you use rubber gloves to wash dishes or clean around the house, a sprinkle of baby powder will make them much easier to get on (and will cut the rubber smell, too).
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Whether you run, bike or wear clothes that might chafe, a preventive dash of powder can help in a pinch.