Dr. Oz: Cornstarch
Dr. Oz asked a number of people online for creative uses of cornstarch and got a number of responses. He decided to have some of the people behind the responses on the show.
Dr. Oz: Cornstarch For Irritated Skin
Dr. Oz welcomed Danielle, whose grandmother taught her a remedy with cornstarch. You can reduce the swelling from mosquito allergies using cornstarch. All you need is three tablespoons cornstarch and enough water to make a peanut butter consistency. Using a gauze pad or cotton pad, simply rub it on the insect bite. In the morning, the inflammation should go down. You don’t need to wash it off. It dries naturally and when you wake up, the white is usually gone.
Dr. Oz: Cornstarch For Athlete’s Feet
Dr. Oz then welcomed another woman, who said her husband’s feet smell horrendous. So she pours a little cornstarch into his shoes when he’s not looking and it really works to decrease the smell of feet.
It works by eliminating the moisture on feet to inhibit fungus growth. You can put it on your feet, in your shoes, or even in your socks.
Dr. Oz: Cornstarch For Deodorant
Dr. Oz welcomed Nadiya, who gave up commercial deodorant when she found out what cornstarch could do for her. Now, she makes her own deodorant in her kitchen.
She said her family was skeptical, but she won them over. Simply mix together 5 tablespoons of coconut oil, 4 tablespoons of baking soda, 4 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 5 drops of tea tree oil.
The coconut oil might be hard or liquid, but its melting point is only 74 degrees, so it’s easy to turn to liquid. Coconut oil is also an antibacterial, so it helps to prevent bacteria that causes body odor. The baking soda absorbs odors, so that’s why it’s in there. Cornstarch helps absorb the moisture. The tea tree oil is optional, but it’s a great antibacterial and Nadiya said it’s like going to a spa.
Dr. Oz smelled Nadiya’s armpits and he said she smelled very good.