Talc can be found in a number of products, including women’s cosmetics and baby powder. Some professional basketball players and athletes even use it to keep their hands dry. Fortunately, talcum powder has some practical household applications as well, so try putting it to work with these five fun new uses.
1. Keep Ants Away
For an effective organic ant repellent, scatter talcum powder liberally around house foundations and known points of entry, such as doors and windows. Other effective organic repellents include cream of tartar, borax, powdered sulfur, and oil of cloves. You can also try planting mint around the house foundations.
2. Fix a Squeaky Floor
Don’t let squeaky floorboards drive you crazy. For a quick fix, sprinkle talcum powder or powdered graphite between the boards that squeak. If that doesn’t do the trick, squirt in some liquid wax.