10 Unusual Ways to Use Cornstarch

10 Unusual Ways to Use Cornstarch
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10 Unusual Ways to Use Cornstarch

Read on for unusual ways to use cornstarch.

Clean Windows

You can create your own window cleaning product at home! Just use a mixture of cornstarch, white vinegar, lemon juice and water to get your windows shiny.

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Clean Carpets

If you've spilled something oily or greasy on the carpet, pour some cornstarch on the area. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then vacuum.

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Remedy for Oily Hair

If you're in a pinch and don't have time to shampoo your oily hair, just sprinkle a little bit of cornstarch on your scalp. Then brush your hair. The cornstarch should soak up some of the oil.

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Untangle Knots

If you're dealing with a particularly stubborn knot, sprinkle a little bit of cornstarch on it and then try to untangle it.

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Polish Silver

Mix water and cornstarch together to get your silver to shine again. Slather the paste on to the silver and let it dry. Once it's dry, wipe it off and buff it clean.

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Soothe Sunburns

If you've got a bad sunburn, make a paste of water and cornstarch. Apply the mixture to the skin and let it dry. Then rinse it off with warm water.

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Soothe Bug Bites

Since cornstarch and water create a soothing mixture to calm a sunburn, it can also help to relieve the itchiness of bug bites.

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Homemade Face Paint

With the help of cornstarch, you can create face paint for a kid's birthday party! Mix cornstarch and vegetable shortening to create the face paint. Then add food coloring to get different colors.

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Nail Polish Matte

If you love matte nail polish, you can make it at home with cornstarch. Just mix cornstarch with a nail polish in a small plate and then immediately apply it to your nails.

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Clean Leather

You can rid leather of grease stains with cornstarch. Dust some cornstarch on to the stained area and let it sit overnight. Then wipe it away in the morning with a brush.

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Remove Odors

Are your sneakers smelly? Get rid of the odor in those running shoes by sprinkling cornstach into them, which will help to absorb the perspiration.

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Cornstarch is typically used in baking, but the pantry item goes way beyond that. Did you know that you can also use cornstarch to clean common household items? It can help remove carpet stains and even fix a common hair problem!

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