5 Fantastic Uses for Baby Powder

Baby powder only has one use right? Powdering babies, duh, It’s in the name. Wrong! You can use baby powder for a variety of things. Without further ado, here are some ways you can use baby powder that doesn’t include babies.

bacon and egg cupcake1. Absorb grease stains on clothing

It’s happened to everyone. All you wanted was some delicious bacon, but that bacon had to strike back and has now left a horrible stain on your favorite shirt. Fine, bacon! I thought we were friends! Quick, grab some baby powder and dab in on the stain, brush off the excess and let the powder soak up all that nasty unwanted grease. Repeat until the stain is gone. Now you can enjoy some bacon and egg cupcakes.

molly2. Dry shampoo

I use baby powder at least once a week as a dry shampoo. Sometimes I’m just too tired to take my nightly shower. Then I easily talk myself out of it, ‘I didn’t really get that dirty today, anyways’ or ‘My hair doesn’t look that bad’ or ‘I’ll take one in the morning.’ (I won’t and I know it, but it’s so easy to lie to myself when I just want to go to bed). Then I wake up in the morning and my hair looks dirty and I don’t have time to take a shower, why didn’t I just do it last night? That’s when I pull out my secret weapon, baby powder. Just sprinkle some in my hands and rub into my roots. It soaks up any moisture and works just like a dry shampoo, without a dry time. I also use it as a dry shampoo on my dog, Molly, the same way!

powder on hand3. Eyelash enhancer

You can dust your eyelashes with a small amount of baby powder before applying mascara. The powder works like a primer and makes your eyelashes appear fuller.

girl feet in sand4. Removing sand

After a day on the beach, everyone is tired…and covered in sand. That stuff gets EVERYWHERE! Rinsing off in the ocean doesn’t even work because you just have to walk back over the sand to get to your car. Even those outdoor showers don’t get the job done because the whole area around them is covered in sand. Baby powder can help you here. Just sprinkle powder on sweaty, sand-covered kids (and adults) before they get in your car. The powder soaks up any excess moisture and makes sand incredibly easy to brush off. One beach problem solved. All your other sand infested stuff is just gonna have to be contained in the trunk. You can vacuum that out.

running shoes5. Shoe odor

Nobody ever wants to admit that their shoes smell, but it happens to everyone. If you have ever owned a pair of flats, you know you can’t wear socks with those things. That just looks weird. But at the end of the day, after your feet have been locked up in tiny leather jail cells, sweating away, you pull those shoes off and they stink. (What?! My feet don’t sweat! Yes. Yes, they do, now sit down). There’s no way around it. Except baby powder. You can powder your feet and inside of your shoes before you slip them on to cut down on moisture throughout the day. Then after you take your shoes off, you can easily dust the inside of your shoes with baby powder and let them sit overnight. The baby powder will soak up any moisture and make your shoes smell fresh.

There are other uses for baby powder, but I didn’t want my post to turn into a novel, so if you use baby powder for anything else or have heard it being used for anything, or you have any ideas of how else to use baby powder or you just want to talk, comment below! =)

You can get baby powder at Manteca Grocery Outlet for only 99 cents! So you can stock up! =)