There are many products or foods to which we can find alternative uses, as in the case of cornstarch or cornstarch, which can be very useful to perform certain household tasks and make them easier to perform.

Learn about the alternative uses of cornstarch below

The alternative uses for cornstarch are many, from cooking to cleaning, cleaning to beauty, cornstarch hides more secrets than we think. Here are a number of alternative uses that really work:

  1. Remove oil stains: putting starch on an oil stain helps absorb the oil in a very easy way, then you simply have to remove the rest of the cornstarch normally.
  2. Eliminate mold on books: you can add a little starch on the surface of the book affected by mold and let it sit for a few hours. Then remove with a dry cloth and the stain left by the mold will have disappeared.
  3. Washing the windows: Mix 1 cup of water with half a cup of starch. Apply the product to the windows with a clean cloth, keeping the water and starch well mixed. Later you should dry the windows with paper or cloth towels to remove the rest of hair and lint.
  4. Cleaning the carpet: Mix 1 part baking soda and 2 parts starch. This mixture should be dispersed on the carpet, then wait 5 minutes and vacuum the carpets. The absorbent action of cornstarch will help to keep your carpets stain-free and also remove moisture.
  5. Cleaning stuffed animals : rubbing a little cornstarch on stuffed animals can be very useful to make them free of dirt, you just have to apply the cornstarch and let it rest for a few minutes and then remove it with a vacuum cleaner or simply shaking the stuffed animal.
  6. Putting on rubber gloves more easily: When cleaning, before putting on the gloves, sprinkle a little cornstarch and you will see how the rubber gloves slide off more easily.
  7. Refresh your feet: If you have sweaty foot problems, put a little cornstarch in your socks before putting them on. Starch absorbs moisture and keeps you much cooler and more comfortable.
  8. Remove a grease stain from the wall: Simply put a little cornstarch on a dry cloth and rub the stain until it comes out, it is a great help for all types of stains on the walls.
  9. Prevent the wooden floor from ringing: There are times that wooden floors squeak when we walk on them, which is usually quite annoying. To avoid that unpleasant screech, sprinkle a little cornstarch on the boards and wipe afterwards.
  10. Untying a knot: If you came across a stubborn knot that doesn’t want to untie no matter how hard you use it, add cornstarch on top and it will be easier to untie.

These are just some of the many uses that cornstarch can be put to, in addition to being a common ingredient in the kitchen.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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