There are so many ways to use body powder, but we bet you didn’t know this one in particular! One of the best uses for baby powder is actually for your garden.
That’s right – this nursery staple for your babies and toddlers can work wonders for your garden. Here are some of our favorite garden hacks using baby powder.
Get Rid of Bugs
Ants will stay away from your house if you sprinkle some baby powder around the outside of your home.
If you have bugs, like Japanese beetles, that are munching up your favorite plants you can put some baby powder on the plant’s leaves and reapply after it rains until the beetle season is over.
Coat Your Tools
If your garden tools are giving you calluses and blisters you can coat them with baby powder to reduce friction and prevent them from slipping when you use them.
Clean Up Your Dog
If your dog has been rolling around outside and in your garden all day you can rub some baby powder on its coat and brush it through to remove dirt, excess oil, and stink.
Freshen Up Your Garden Boots or Shoes
If you’ve been working hard in your garden all day, then chances are your garden boots or shoes are going to be a little stinky.
Pour a little bit of baby powder in them to freshen them up by eliminating moisture that causes mold and stinkiness.
Does baby powder stop sweating? Of course it does. If you want to prevent yucky sweat stains on your clothes, put some baby powder over your deodorant application. You can also sprinkle baby powder on the underarms, collar, and other areas of your shirt or clothes that can get sweaty.
Press the item with an iron on medium for about 3 seconds to set it and create an invisible barrier that will absorb moisture. This will allow you to wash sweat out easily and prevent it from staining your clothes.
But what can I use instead of baby powder? Can you use cornstarch instead of baby powder?
You can, actually — and it is a healthier alternative for those who want to do away with talc. Aside from it helping to dry out your skin, it also prevents chafing.
Ward Off Nocturnal Creatures
Raccoons and opossums love to eat up yummy vegetables but they hate baby powder.
Pour a circle of baby powder around your vegetables, they won’t want to cross it because the textures of the powder are irritating to their paws.
Smart Uses for Baby Powder: Safeguard Your Roots
Coat the roots of your flowers and plants or flower bulbs with baby powder to protect them from becoming rotten due to too much moisture.
These uses for baby powder are mostly unheard of, and maybe only a few of you knew this beforehand. But with this knowledge, these baby powder uses for adults who love gardening will surely come in handy.