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Every Woman Should Know 10 Unusual Uses of Cornstarch

Very often people are bound by limitations. Sometimes, it is not something too dramatic, just a thought that you could use that product differently, seems not a real option at all. And that is where we get mistaken.

For sure you know what for and how you can use cornstarch in your kitchen. But the thing is, that this simple ingredient can be used outside your kitchen as well. Surprised?

There are at least 10 ways you can use cornstarch effectively in. To save you from research, we are going to discuss all of them today in this very article. In case, you have always been wondering how you can give a new life to an old ingredient – the time has come!

#1 Grease stains

Dealing with grease stains is never easy. But cornstarch is your savior in this situation. All you need is to mix it with milk and form a thick paste. Apply it over the stain and leave it overnight. In the morning, when you clean up the completely dry product, you will see that the stain is gone.

#2 Shoe odor

Fighting off foul footwear stench is not a pleasant thing. Besides, you can’t spend all of your free time washing your shoes to get rid of that smell. That is where cornstarch comes in handy. Just a bit of it put in your shoes and left overnight will help you forget about the nasty smell.

#3 Glass cleaner

Any glassy surface will shine brighter than ever if you use the mixture of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, water and a bit of cornstarch over it.

#4 Ironing

Sometimes it gets so difficult to get rid of creases while ironing, and here is what you should do! You should combine just a tablespoon of cornstarch with half a liter of water and stir it well. All is left to do, is to sprinkle the mixture over difficult area and continue successful ironing.

#5 Silverware

Over the time all your precious silverware gets dim, to bring this sparkle back you are going to need some cornstarch and water paste. Apply it over and let it dry, after that just wipe your silverware with damp cloth. You will be surprised how bright it is going to shine after that.

#6 Furniture

If you want to restore that genuine glow of new furniture to your not so new one, you are going to need some cornstarch. Just mix it with water, spread the mixture over the furniture with a cloth soaked in it. Let it fry a bit, and wipe it all over with a dry cloth. The result will leave you mesmerized.

#7 Moldy books

To save your books from molding, sprinkle them with cornstarch. It will take away all the unnecessary moisture and will save your books.

#8 Oily skin

Dealing with oily skin may be frustrating sometimes. Not anymore, if you use this cornstarch mast at least 2 times a week. All you need is 100 ml of warm water, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and some of your face lotion. Mix it all well, and apply it over your face for about 20 minutes. The effect will surprise you.

#9 Knot

Untying knots has never been easier! Just bad the knot into cornstarch and water the magic happen.

#10 Dry cleaner

Dry cleaning at home is amazing. Just put two cups of cornstarch into plastic back, add the clothes you want to have clean to it, seal it and shake it well. leave it overnight in the bag and vacuum clean the clothes in the morning. The cleanness and freshness will leave you astounded!

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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