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.
DIY Professional Cleaning
Ever wonder how professional cleaners give clothes that crisp, smooth finish? The secret is starch. To re-create at home, dissolve two tablespoons of cornstarch in one cup of cold water and add to your clothes during the rinse cycle. This will work especially well for cottons and fabrics. Be careful not to use cornstarch on any clothes you plan to store away. Over time, the ingredient can begin to attract mold.