You'll never believe all of the ways you can use this common household ingredient.
Athlete's foot, greasy hair and oily carpet stains may seem like unrelated problems with different solutions. But it turns out that a common household ingredient can be used to battle all three issues and many more. Cornstarch, that powder you probably tuck away with other cooking ingredients, can come in handy in a host of health and cleaning situations. Its soothing quality makes it an excellent remedy for skin problems, and its moisture-absorbing power and lack of scent make it a tried-and-true deodorizer. At prices as low as $1 per box, the ingredient also makes a far less expensive alternative to store-bought products. Learn about all the ways you can use cornstarch in your everyday life.
Cornstarch’s ability to absorb moisture, along with its lack of scent, makes it an excellent ingredient for an all-natural deodorant. Mix three tablespoons of organic cornstarch with four tablespoons of baking soda and five tablespoons of coconut oil (you may need to heat the oil to get it to blend with the other ingredients). Add five drops of tea tree oil for an optional scent. Work the ingredients into a paste and transfer to a jar. While there are no studies proving this mixture is as effective as standard deodorants, it’s certainly more natural and less expensive.