How to use starch in everyday life and its properties

Vladyslav Moskalenko

Interesting tips for using starch
Non-traditional use of starch. Source: www.pexels.com

Starch has amazing and varied uses that go far beyond cooking. UAportal has prepared a selection of non-standard ways to use this product in everyday life.


One interesting method is to use starch as a natural soil disinfectant by mixing it with water.

Starch can also be used as a plant growth stimulant by adding it to the soil mixture before planting seedlings.


Starch can be a useful ingredient in a variety of arts and crafts projects. One of the interesting ideas is to make homemade slime. In addition, by mixing it with water, you can prepare paste for papier-mâché products, which is a non-toxic alternative to chemical glues.

Another unique way of using starch is adding flavorings and dyes to it to create plasticine.

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Care for clothes

Starch can be used to remove greasy stains from clothes by applying it to the soiled area before washing. Moreover, it can be added to washing powder to keep clothes fresher for longer. Starch can also be applied to the collar and cuffs before washing to effectively dissolve dirt and grease.


An interesting idea is to use starch to create a natural glass cleaner by mixing it with vinegar and water.

Starch can also be used to absorb stains on carpets and upholstery. It can also be mixed with water to make a paste for cleaning silverware.

We will remind you that we have already written about how to wash windows for perfect cleanliness for a long time.

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