There are five main ways to apply body powder without making a mess:
- Apply body powder in the bathtub or shower stall.
- Put a towel on the floor
- Apply it while sitting on the toilet seat
- Use a dry piece of cloth
- Use a shaving brush
I will discuss each of these in more detail throughout the rest of the article.
Body powder is a messy substance. If you take a good amount of it and try to rub it anywhere on your body, chances are you’ll just end up only applying a small amount to the target area, while most just end up on the floor, leaving quite a mess.
I had trouble with this myself in the past, but thankfully in my years of experience using this, I’ve come up with some nifty ways on how to apply body powder without making a mess.
Apply it in the Bathtub or Shower Stall
One of the best ways to apply baby powder without making a mess is to simply do it in your bathtub or your shower stall after taking a bath.
After drying yourself off, step back into the shower or bathtub (water off of course) and apply the body powder there. Remember not to apply the powder while you’re still wet as it will just soak up the moisture and create a pasty substance on your body.
After you’re done applying it, all you have to do is turn on the water again and watch as it drags the powder down your drain. There’s no longer any mess to clean up and you’re all good to go.
Put a Towel on the Floor
If for whatever reason, you can’t use the shower stall or bathtub to apply body powder, then another simple alternative is to just put a towel on the floor and stand on it when applying.
This way, the towel will catch the excess powder that falls on the floor, thereby eliminating most of the mess. After you’re done, all you need to do is wash the towel, hang it to dry and it’ll be ready for use the next day.
Apply it while Sitting on the Toilet
If you’re applying the powder down below, another good alternative to the above suggestions is applying the powder while sitting down on your toilet.
This will probably be much harder and messier than if you applied it in your shower stall or bathtub, but it is still an option to consider when you’re unable to do the previous two suggestions.
After you’re done, you just need to flush away the excess and you’re good to go.
Use a Dry Piece of Cloth
Instead of applying the powder using your hands, try this instead: Put some powder in a dry piece of cloth, then gently tap it in the desired area.
You’ll only apply a small amount per tap but using this method minimizes mess and allows you complete control over how much powder you want in there. This is much better than attempting to scoop up body powder using your hands only have it all fall to the floor.
After you’re done applying the powder, just wash the excess off, hang it to dry and it’ll be ready to use again the next day. You can also buy more cloths so you can replace them regularly if you prefer.
Use a Shaving Brush
If you want to take things to the next level, you can also buy a shaving brush and use that instead of a dry piece of cloth. As the name implies, this is traditionally used to apply shaving soap or cream to the face when shaving but it can work just as well for applying body powder.
You only need to dip it in the body powder and apply as needed. Using this will allow you to spread the powder more evenly over the target area and it will also make much less mess compared to cupping the powder using your hands.
Using all these methods that I provided above, I’m sure you won’t have any trouble applying your body powder without making a mess.
For maximum efficiency, make sure to combine the methods together as applicable (i.e. use a shaving brush to apply body powder in the bathtub or shower stall, etc.).
One last thing. I’ve also come up with a useful guide on applying foot powder without making a mess. You can read the article here.