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16 Surprising Uses for Flour

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16 Surprising Uses for Flour

Flour: it’s not just for baking! There are lots of interesting uses for flour around your house. Check out these 16 ways to use flour in your crafting, DIY beauty routine, and in your home and garden.

The cool part about replacing items in your day-to-day with homemade alternatives is that you get to opt out of the harmful chemicals that are often in the ingredients list of the store-bought alternatives. You also get to skip the extra packaging. Things like glue, face creams, and cleaners tend to come in single-use plastic packaging. When you make your own, you skip that waste.

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White flour might not be the healthiest for baking bread, but there are a myriad of alternate uses for flour that don’t involve eating it. Most of the flour recipes I’ve gathered here are for white flour, but some call of other sorts of flour, like rice or chickpea. You can often find these types of specialty flours at the grocery store or co-op. If stores near you don’t seem to stock them, though, you can also find them online.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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5:15PM PDT on Jun 17, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

4:39AM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

Some nice tips. Thanks.

1:57PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thank you for tips.

5:02AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Thank you

10:26AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

I was particularly interested in how to clean brass and copper, but I found the other uses of flour pretty interesting as well. The domestic cleaners in Wimbledon will soon learn how to deal with brass. You can find them at wimbledon-cleaners.co.uk/domestic-cleaners-SW19/ wimbledon-cleaners.co.uk/domestic-cleaners-SW19/ .

5:55AM PDT on Jul 14, 2013

Thank you.

8:36AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

thanks for the copper cleaning tip

5:37AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

thanks

10:09AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

Grazie.

7:19PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

That's interesting about deterring ants - I wonder if it would deter any other critters?

But the first one I am going to try is cloud dough - that looks awesome! :)

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