8. Homemade Deodorant From Cornstarch
This homemade deodorant is made from coconut oil – there are so many amazing beauty recipes with coconut oil – and it has cornstarch in it that gives it a great antiperspirant effect. If you want something that is going to smell amazing and keep you dry, this is a great homemade deodorant to try. It is all natural and so much less expensive than those other antiperspirants that you can buy in stores.
9. Homemade Carpet Freshener With Cornstarch
Cornstarch is also great for your carpets. This recipe uses cornstarch along with baking soda to give your carpets a cleaner and fresher look and smell. You add your favorite essential oil to give it the scent that you want. Just mix the ingredients together, sprinkle on carpets and vacuum away after a few minutes. This one works just as well as anything that you can buy.
10. Really Effective Homemade Cat Box Deodorant
Cornstarch helps to absorb odors so when you mix it with herbs, it makes an excellent deodorant for the cat box. If you have indoor cats, you know how frustrating it can be to try to keep that smell out of the house. Add a little cornstarch to the mix and you will instantly notice an improvement. It also helps with moisture control so you may not need to empty the box as often.
11. DIY Liquid Spray Starch
Some spray starches contain ingredients that are unsafe and can be very harmful to your family. I don’t iron a lot – I try to avoid it – but when I do, I want an all-natural spray starch that is safe to use. Enter cornstarch. You can make a spray mixture with cornstarch that will perfectly starch your clothing and fabrics and it is very safe to use. There is no butane or other chemicals and no aerosol. And it does the job very well.