December 25

30 Amazing Uses For Corn Starch


Cornstarch is a common product found in all houses. It is very useful for resolving the most irritating problems that affect us. You can use cornstarch for thickening the gravies. You can use it for solving problems of skin and hair. Cornstarch is a very good cleaner. It can be used as paint.

This versatile product can be used for solving the daily problems. Since cornstarch is cheap, it is easily affordable by most people. There are many ways of using cornstarch for household purpose. The 30 amazing uses for cornstarch are as follows.

30 Amazing Uses For Corn Starch

Diaper Rash

Cornstarch helps in soothing diaper rash in babies. Rub the cornstarch powder on the bottom of your baby. Do this after changing the diaper. You can also mix one-fourth cup of cornstarch to the water with which your baby is going to bathe.

Oil Spots On Leather

Sometimes, leather items are spoiled with oil spots. Solve this problem by applying cornstarch on the oil spots, leaving it overnight. On the next day, clean the area with a brush.

Thickening Agent

You can thicken gravies, sauces and batters with the help of cornstarch. Mix cornstarch with little water and add to gravies and batter.

Make Fluffy Omelets

You can make fluffy omelettes with the help of cornstarch. Mix one-fourth teaspoon cornstarch in one egg, beat and cook the omelette.

Cure Sunburn

You can cure sunburn with cornstarch. Make a paste of cornstarch and water. Apply this paste on the affected areas and let it becomes dry, after which you can wash the area with lukewarm water.

Treat Oily Face

If you have an oily face, you can use cornstarch to control the oiliness of the skin. Apply cornstarch powder on the face, using only a little of it.

Playing Cards

Sometimes, the playing cards stick to each other. You can solve this problem by putting them in a paper bag, mix cornstarch inside the bag and shake it. Remove cards from the bag, wiping it off.

Ink Stains

You can remove ink stains from cloth with the help of cornstarch. Mix cornstarch with milk. Put this paste on the stain. After it becomes dry, brush the area and wash the cloth as usual.

Wax Stains

Sometimes, wax is deposited in wood furniture. Solve this problem by applying cornstarch on the affected areas and buff clean the area.

Treat Burns

You can treat burns with cornstarch. Mix cornstarch, baking soda and warm water. The amount of cornstarch and baking soda should be one tablespoon each and the amount of water should be eight cups. Dip gauze or cloth in this mixture and apply on the burnt skin. Leave it for half an hour.

Athlete’s Foot

You can use cornstarch for avoiding athlete’s foot. Apply cornstarch on feet. Apply it inside the shoes also.

Dry Shampoo

You can use cornstarch as a dry shampoo. When you are in a hurry and cannot wash hair, you should apply cornstarch on the scalp. Leave it for some time and brush the hair. The excess oil will be absorbed by cornstarch and the hair becomes fresh.

Face Cleaner

Use cornstarch as a face cleaner. Add two tablespoons each of cornstarch and glycerin along with half cup of water. Keep these things in double boiler and heat until it is thick. Use this mixture to clean the face instead of soap.

Grease Spots

Sometimes, grease is deposited in walls, leading to dirty spots. You can remove these spots by rubbing the spots with cornstarch applied on cotton.

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Clean Stuffed Animals

You can clean stuffed animals by applying cornstarch on them. Put the stuffed animal in paper bag, seal and shake the bag and leave it overnight. On the next day, take out the stuffed animal from the bag and use vacuum for cleaning it.

Underarm Odor

You can resolve the underarm odour by using cornstarch. Apply rubbing alcohol on the underarm area. Apply cornstarch after this.

Clean Dog Fur

Apply cornstarch on the fur of your dog. Rub the fur and brush it. It will remove dirt from the dog’s body.

Cure Skin Problems

You can cure skin irritation caused by bug bites by applying a mixture of cornstarch and water on the affected areas. You can use this mixture for curing skin irritations caused by poison ivy. This remedy also helps in curing skin rashes.

Kill Cockroaches

You can use cornstarch for killing cockroaches. Mix plaster of Paris and cornstarch in equal amounts. Put this mixture in places and crevices where you expect the cockroaches to hide.

Make Baking Powder

You can make your own baking powder by mixing cornstarch, baking soda and cream of tartar in a ratio of one part to one part to two parts respectively.

Polish Silver

Use cornstarch for polishing things made of silver. Mix cornstarch with water so that it forms a paste. Dip a damp cloth in this mixture and apply the paste on silver item. When the paste becomes dry, rub the item with a soft cloth.

Clean Carpets

You can clean carpets with the help of cornstarch. Apply cornstarch on the carpet and leave it for half an hour. Vacuum clean the carpet after this. If you want to remove dirty spots from carpet, apply a mixture of cornstarch and milk on the spots and leave it for drying. Brush this area and vacuum clean.

Clean Windows

Mix cornstarch with water to make a solution. Clean windows with this solution. Rinse the window after applying cornstarch solution.

Remove Mildew From Books

Sometimes, mildew destroys the books we read. You can solve this problem by sprinkling cornstarch in the books. Leave it for several hours and clean the pages with a brush. Cornstarch will absorb moisture and kill the mildew.

Squeaky Floorboards

You can stop the floorboards from squeaking by applying cornstarch in the areas where the seam of these floorboards rub against each other.

Remove Bloodstains

For removing bloodstains from cloth, mix cornstarch with water and apply on the stain while rubbing it. Let the cloth become dry in a sunny place, after which you must brush the spot. If the stain is still there, repeat the remedy.

Make Starch

Use cornstarch as a starch. Mix cornstarch with water, the amounts of both should be one tablespoon and one pint respectively. Shake the solution, spray it on the fabric and iron it. Cornstarch acts as starch on fabrics.

Finger Paint

You can make finger paint by boiling cornstarch with water until it is thick. Mix food coloring to the paste and it is turned into finger paint.

Remove Sweat

Remove sweat from your body with the help of cornstarch. Apply cornstarch on the body. It also acts like a deodorant, removing the body odor resulting from sweat.

These 30 amazing uses for corn starch will definitely help in solving the most common problems troubling us. Use the above home remedies and take advantage of uses of cornstarch.


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