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Seven troubles - one answer: 20 super beneficial uses of starch that you were unaware of


Probably, each of us at least once dreamed of a magic wand or some kind of universal spell that could solve all and all problems at once. Well, at least, with cleaning. Seven troubles - one answer. Alas, the only super universal cleaning / self-cleaning agent is still in the process of being developed somewhere in the depths of secret laboratories. But his prototype, it turns out, has long been settled in your kitchen. Speech about corn starch: an affordable solution to many domestic difficulties at once!

Print stains, "wash" the pet's hair, or even make a cool manicure - in all these and many other issues, ordinary cheap starch will help you. A cheap tool with truly enormous potential. See for yourself: corn starch will make it easy ...

1.Tie up the knot on the laces.

Again overdo it with "tighten tighter"? No problem: sprinkle the laces or other object with a sea node with starch. This will help you much easier to unravel the most common home puzzle.

2. Remove excess polish from furniture

Was the cleaner left on the wooden surface not just a shine, but a greasy, as if anointed pancake, trace? A little starch and a soft napkin will quickly eliminate this nuisance.

3.Clear traces of ink from the carpet.

Little that can scare the hostess more than the stains on a soft clean carpet. Especially "complex" spots, as from ink. The solution is at your fingertips: mix a small amount of milk with starch until a smooth paste, treat the stain with the mixture and leave to dry for a couple of hours. After remove the remains of the paste and vacuum. And no trace of the "accident".

4.Make any nail polish matt

Can't find your favorite shade in the current matte finish? Do it yourself! Just mix a small amount of varnish with starch in a separate container (or just on a piece of cardboard) and immediately apply it on your nails. When the manicure is dry, you will be surprised at the result.

Sometimes the ironing process has unpleasant side effects, like iron stains. Found them on your clothes? Faster sprinkle with starch and leave for half an hour. After shake off the remnants of funds and boldly put on the "wounded."

6. Make paints safe for children and furniture

Draw on anything directly with your fingers with this simple recipe. Mix a quarter cup of starch with two glasses of cold water. Put on the fire, bring to a boil and continue to boil, stirring until the liquid thickens. Pour into small containers, add different food colors and cool. And do not be afraid: such natural paints are easily washed off from any surface. But from the white carpet, nevertheless, it is better to stay away.

7.Izgavit carpet from unpleasant smell

Before vacuuming, sprinkle the carpet generously with starch and leave for half an hour. It perfectly absorbs moisture, grease and all unpleasant odors.

8. Remove blood stains from clothes

The main rule: act quickly. The fresher the stain, the easier it will get rid of. Mix the starch with cold water and apply to the place of pollution. Lightly rub and leave to dry in the sun. After drying, remove the starch residue and check the condition of the stain. Repeat as necessary.

9. "Redeem" a pet without water

Your four-legged does not like water treatments? Treat his wool with starch and how to comb. As in the case of carpet, starch absorbs fat and an unpleasant odor. What is not dry shampoo for animals?

10.Or "wash your hair" without water yourself.

Starch is a good and completely natural alternative to popular dry shampoos. Separate the hair into partings, generously sprinkle with starch, massage well, leave for 5 minutes and remove the residue. Hairdo will look fresh at times, and you can sleep an extra 10 minutes in the morning. But one thing: owners of burning dark hair need to be especially careful to get rid of traces of “shampoo”, which will be too noticeable on their hair.

11. Make safe clay for children.

Many mothers today are anxious to reduce the contact of their children with harmful chemicals to a minimum. Moreover, the analogue of many purchased means for hygiene or children's creativity can be easily made at home from natural ingredients. Even plasticine. Just mix three teaspoons of starch for every four teaspoons of cold water. Stir to a thick, uniform paste. Optionally, add food coloring. Home set for sculpting ready!

12. Or safe deodorant for the whole family.

Supermarket deodorants irritate skin? Quite a common situation. The option is to make a completely natural, but effective starch-based antiperspirant that absorbs moisture so well. Mix 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil, 1/8 cup soda and 1/8 cup starch. Place in a convenient container (you can use an empty antiperspirant bottle) and cool. Softness of the skin and protection from sweat provided. And without many unpleasant chemical fragrances.

13. Get rid of cockroaches

It is possible to ask unwanted guests from home without the unpleasant smell of dichlorvos. Mix the gypsum and starch in a ratio of 1: 1 and scatter the powder in the favorite places of insects. Such rudeness they will not tolerate.

14. Making the windows and mirrors shine

To make a tool for cleaning windows without divorces on their own is very easy. To do this, 3-4 liters of warm water, add 2 tablespoons of starch, 1/2 cup of liquid ammonia and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let the milky color of the liquid does not confuse you. Stir well and add it to the spray bottle. No worse than household chemicals from the nearest store!

15. Make a clear powder to fix the makeup.

Transparent powder is a popular product among professional makeup artists and beauty bloggers. And the reasons for such ardent love are quite understandable: transparent or “finishing” powder helps to firmly fix makeup without a mask effect, smoothes out skin irregularities and minimizes the appearance of pores and wrinkles. This product has only one major drawback - the price. Therefore, enterprising girls came up with a budget equivalent: just mix 1/2 teaspoon of starch with a teaspoon of baby powder. Shake the mixture well and place in a container for loose powder. Apply with a large brush over the makeup and enjoy your reflection in the mirror!

16. Clean soft toys

No time to wash or afraid to spoil the look of toys? Sprinkle them with starch, leave for 5 minutes and shake off the remaining powder. So you will get rid of the unpleasant smell, and the plush "wool" will again become soft and tidy.

17. Arrange prevention of fungus and natoptyshy.

The key cause of both troubles is moisture and sweating, a favorable environment for the growth of bacteria. Several times a week, process shoes from the inside with starch, which absorbs moisture well. By the way, the same trick will help get rid of the unpleasant smell.

18.Polish silver

Mix starch and water to a thick paste. Apply on a silver surface with a damp cloth. Let dry, and then gently rub with gauze or other soft material until the desired shine returns.

19. Get rid of grease stains in the kitchen

In the kitchen, even the most accurate hostess sooner or later they appear - fat stains. In the risk zone - the wall directly above the stove. But to solve the problem is very simple: sprinkle with a soft sponge or cloth with starch and gently “scrape” the spots until they disappear.

20. Make a soothing "Cleopatra bath"

Dreamed of being pampered with a milk bath like an ancient Egyptian queen? This is much simpler than it seems. Mix 2 cups of powdered milk, half a cup of starch, half a cup of soda, and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix (shake) the mixture and store in a closed container. Add to the hot water and see how much the “milky” bath softens dry skin and soothes even the most shaky nerves.