Baby powder is a versatile product you need in your pantry. Known for it’s cooling and freshening properties it’s used for much more than soothing diaper rash. It can be formulated with either corn starch or talc, in which case it’s often called talcum powder. Doctors often recommend corn starch over talc as there’s some worry about the impact of inhaling talc. Some commenters have asked whether Baby Powder is carcinogenic. Talc that contains asbestos is listed as a carcinogenic but Baby Powder made from corn starch is not regarded as carcinogenic. Source: Here are 14 great alternative uses for Baby Powder many of them at peak usefulness in the summer. Please share your alternative uses for baby powder in the comments below.

  1. Between the Sheets: For those hot sticky nights sprinkle some baby powder between the sheets to keep them from sticking together and soak up extra moisture.
  2. Neutralize Greasy hair: If your hair feels a little greasy put a little baby powder in your hand and rub it through your hair to reduce the grease.
  3. Untangle Necklace: Loosen tangled necklace by sprinkling some baby powder over it. This loosens things up and makes it easy to untangle.
  4. Musty furniture: Every spring time my Mom used to sprinkle a little baby powder in drawers to take away any musty smells.
  5. Chafe-free: On hot humid days rub some baby powder between your thighs to make your run chafe-free.
  6. Refresh books: Sprinkle on books to take away odors and absorb moisture.
  7. Oil & Grease Stains: Baby powder is highly absorbent and great for pulling up oil and grease stains from clothing.
  8. Silence Floorboards: My Mom always told me to silence a squeaky floor boards just sprinkle some baby powder on them.
  9. Sandy feet: Make sure to bring baby powder to the beach. Rub it on your feet and legs and it will keep the sand from sticking to your feet and depositing into your car’s floor mats.
  10. Wimpy eyelashes: Using a cotton ball add some baby powder on your eyelashes in between coats of mascara.
  11. Sweaty feet: sprinkling a little baby powder on my feet keeps them cool and dry.
  12. Reduce waxing pain: powder legs before waxing. The baby powder creates a protective layer in-between that helps reduce the burn.
  13. Litter Box Refresh: Sprinkle some baby powder over your litter box for a quick refresh and to supress smells.
  14. Cool Your Skin: On really hot humid days I’ll sprinkle a little baby powder on my skin to help absorb excess moisture making my skin feel cooler