Unexpected ways to use baby powder


Open your medicine cabinet. We
bet you have some baby powder in there, don’t you? Of course you do because
baby powder is awesome, and it’s not just for babies. Baby powder is one of
those magical products that most people seem to already have around the house.
It’s one of the best multitasking products out there!
We’ve got 11 unexpected ways
you can use baby powder in your beauty routine.
Use it as a substitute
for dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is great, but many
people don’t care for the texture or smell. Dry shampoo can also cause scalp
buildup. No bueno. If you’re looking for an alternative, baby powder is a great
option. It comes in various scents (and unscented). Dust a little on your
roots, let it sit, and then rub it into your scalp.
Refresh your shoes

Are your shoes smelling a
little funky? Pour in some baby powder, and let them absorb all those gross
smells overnight. Shake ’em out, and they’ll be smelling good as new! You can
also put baby powder on your feet to save them from rubbing and getting
Make your pet smell better

This is more of a beauty trick
for your cat or dog. If your pet is smelling less than favorable, give him or
her the baby powder treatment, too. Rub a little bit into Fido’s fur, and
you’ll have a happy pet and a happy nose.
Keep cool in your sleep

Raise your hand if you feel
personally victimized by the heat, especially when you’re sleeping. Yeah, us
too. Waking up in sheets soaked with sweat is a terrible feeling. Baby powder
will save you. Before climbing into bed, sprinkle a little bit of baby powder
on your sheets. This will help keep you cool and prevent you from sticking to
your mattress during the night.
Remove sand easily

The beach is amazing, but sand
is not. It gets everywhere and always ends up where it shouldn’t belong. Next
time you’re on vacation, put baby powder on your feet when you leave the beach.
It will come right off.
Prevent chafing

Chafing is real. Any girl
without a thigh gap will tell you that. Reduce chafing on any part of your body
by rubbing a little baby powder on whatever areas love to touch each other.
Problem solved.
Keep sweat stains away

When you iron a shirt, iron
baby powder into any area that gets sweat stains. You won’t have to worry about
throwing out your favorite white tee ever again.
Save skin while waxing

If you hear anyone say they
don’t mind waxing, they’re lying. Waxing hurts. You can make it less painful by
preventing the wax from ripping your skin off. Slather on baby powder before
waxing. The wax will grip your hair instead of your skin.
Use as setting powder

If you’re out of setting
powder or spray and need to lock in your makeup, baby powder will do the trick.
Just dust it on your face with a big powder brush.
Keep it on hand as an
emergency deodorant

Forgot to put on deodorant? Or
feeling a little less than fresh after yoga? Baby powder can freshen up your
pits and other areas. Carry a travel bottle, and you’ll be good to go.
Detangle knotted jewelry

So you want to wear that
beautiful necklace, but it has a huge knot in it that you can’t get out. What
do you do? Toss it in baby powder. The knot will loosen right up!

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.