15 Alternative Uses for Baby Powder #MummyMondays

Welcome to the first Mummy Mondays of 2014!

We all know that Johnon’s baby powder makes our bubs smell lovely and help with nappy rash, but there are many other wonderful uses for this lovely stuff!

15 Alternative Uses for Baby Powder

  1. You know when you go to the beach and you get left with the sand stuck all over you? Dust baby powder over your body and the sand will come off easily!
  2. Use it to dry shampoo your pet, it will absorb the oils. Just brush it off.
  3. Make a swimming cap easier to put on by sprinkling baby powder inside it before and after.
  4. Make it easier to put on your rubber gloves before doing the washing up by sprinkling a little baby powder inside. 
  5. Stop chafing from rubbing skin.
  6. Use it as a dry shampoo for yourself, it soaks up grease, just brush it out.
  7. Use it as magic fairy dust to diffuse bad behaviour.
  8. Clean your greasy cook books. Dust the powder on top, leave for an hour and wipe away with a cloth.
  9. Use it to stop stinky feet and shoes, sprinkle it into your shoes and rub into your feet. It absorb sweat and stop the stink. 
  10. Refresh your sheets. We all sweat while we sleep, especially in the hot Australian Summer, so dust some powder between your sheets before you go to bed and it will soak up the moisture, it’ll smell nice and help you drift off. 
  11. Got Ants? Sprinkle baby powder in their trail. Apparently ants don’t like the smell!
  12. Have you got an oily stain on your clothes? Sprinkle baby powder on both sides of the stain, rub lightly and leave to soak in and then wash out. 
  13. Use it to clean up oily spills on the carpet. Sprinkle the powder onto the stain and let it absorb. 
  14. Untangle knots. Knots in hair, knots in jewellery. Baby powder acts as a lubricant and will help to unlock those frustrating knots. 
  15. Fix squeaky floor boards! (I need to do this). Sprinkle baby powder and brush into the gaps.

Have you got any other interesting and useful things you use baby powder for?

Disclosure: The Multitasking Mummy received some Johnson’s Baby Powder the sole purpose of providing a review, no financial compensation was received.

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      Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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      1. January 12, 2014 / 10:28 pm

        I heard the cornflour in the baby powder actually kills the ants because they can’t digest it. I’m going to try the baby powder for oil stains though because I can never get them out!

        • January 13, 2014 / 1:53 am

          Oh really? I’m going to have to try that, I have the baby powder with cornflour. We seem to have a bit of an ant problem and I don’t know why! I hope the powder on the oil stains works for you!

      2. January 13, 2014 / 1:41 am

        Some great tips there Eva! I have 2 very stinky dogs that could do with a once over of talcum powder. 🙂

        • January 13, 2014 / 1:52 am

          Yes, me too! Although, I’m a bit lazy and have the dog was lady wash mine. Thank goodness she’s coming this week! The powder is a good ‘in between’ though.

      3. January 13, 2014 / 2:40 am

        Hi Eva! Happy New Year! I just realized that you request only one post per blog and I actually did two…sorry about that:-/ Hope you are having a great start to a new week! Thanks again for the link party:-)

        • January 13, 2014 / 2:54 am

          Hi Marisa! Not to worry 🙂 I just try to make that a rule as I have had people going a bit overboard with 3 or 4! Thanks for linking up 🙂

      4. January 13, 2014 / 5:18 am

        Hi Eva, thanks for the link up! I need to go and add your button to my linky page 🙂
        I honestly think baby powder works better than any dry shampoo I’ve ever tried! Thanks for all the tips

      5. January 14, 2014 / 12:40 am

        Some great ideas here Eva, I like the idea of using powder to refresh sheets.

      6. January 16, 2014 / 7:20 pm

        Will be testing out the oil stain tip – good one!! (if I put it in my hair for shampoo tho, it would go white…)

      7. January 16, 2014 / 9:15 pm

        Very clever I would not of thought of half of these!

      8. January 16, 2014 / 10:45 pm

        I will be trying that tip out for the ants!

      9. January 17, 2014 / 1:01 am

        Wow! What good ideas! My mum told me about using baby powder as dry shampoo many years ago and it works well, but most of the others I would never have thought of! 😀

      10. January 17, 2014 / 5:38 am

        Wow! Really? I never knew. As an Aussie who has just this minute come in off the beach (covered in sand) I’m going to try it!
        Thanks
        Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

      11. January 17, 2014 / 6:12 am

        These are such clever ideas! I didn’t know quite a lot of these! Thanks for the handy tips 🙂 xx Lucy from Bake Play Smile

      12. January 17, 2014 / 8:52 am

        Baby powder in knotted hair? No way. Must try.

      13. January 18, 2014 / 3:15 am

        Oh I’m going to have to try it for hair knots – I get horrendous knots in my hair all the time, to the point where I hate brushing my hair.

      14. January 19, 2014 / 5:13 am

        I like #7 very much! I’ll try it next time the twinions have a tanty! 🙂

      15. January 20, 2014 / 7:57 am

        I so never ever realised about tip number 11!! So going to use if for ants next time they come into our Motorhome.
        And I like the idea of trying it on grease spots on our clothes – we so need to give that a go because hubby works with grease all of the time 🙂