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Old 10-10-2004, 03:29 PM
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Other Uses for Baby Powder

1. Squeaky floorboards don't have to drive you crazy.
Sprinkle some baby
powder over your wood floors and sweep it back and
forth working it into the
cracks. Sweep away any excess and the squeaks will be

2. Another use, if you have a knot in a necklace put
it on a plate and
sprinkle some baby powder over the chain. Then use two
needles to work the knot
apart. The powder works as a lubricant.

3. Musty books? Sprinkle baby powder between the pages
and let it sit for a
few hours to a few days depending upon how musty they
are. Then simply sweep
out the powder with a soft paintbrush.

4. If you get a grease stain on your clothes sprinkle
it with baby powder,
let it absorb for a few minutes and then brush it off.
The baby powder might
keep the stain from setting into the fabric.

It is just not for babies anymore!

If it doesn't nourish your soul,
Don't Keep it.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:38 PM
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also if you have a squeeky belt on your car, baby powder can help it not be so squeeky.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:34 PM
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Sprinkle baby powder where you have ants, this keeps them away as they slip on the powder.

I also put baby powder on the rubber strip of my strapless bras, this stops them from dragging the skin when you start to heat up. Apply as needed under bra band during the day.

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:38 PM
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Far out!

Aside from using it on my kids bottoms, I used to dust the inside of rubber pants with it to help pants from sticking to sweaty little legs (hot/humid weather)! Dusted rubber pants slid up and down baby's legs much quicker and easier with a dash of powder!
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:39 PM
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My new one is dry shampoo.
(I got this off the web, there are many recipe out there, find one to suit you)

1 tablespoon of bi-carb soda (baking soda)
1 tablespoon of cornflour (cornstarch)
1 teaspoon of talc, remember if it's a frangranced one you hair will smell this way.

Mix/sift together and pop in a bottle (I have a seasoning sprinkle top bottle)
don't shake on your part go a bit over lifting hair and sprinkling on the hair
where it's greasy.
Just tap with your fingers and lightly rub to let it settle down, leave for 5 mins then
brush out.
I'm usually a daily washer of my hair but I do this between washes at least once
sometimes twice a week.
Don't do to often without washing as you'd get a build up of gunk on your hair/scalp.
Make sure you wash thoroughly when you do wash.

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Old 11-17-2013, 03:42 PM
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Super-cool, Bilby!

As a side note to my previous entry... a dash of baby powder inside baby's rubber pants helped prevent elastic gather rash, too!
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:34 PM
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How ones memory works... my husband used to use baby powder to help with problematic itching and rash problems (jock itch), until switching to a specialty powder.
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