Maya All-Purpose Flour has been a staple in Filipino kitchens for over 50 years, trusted by generations for their cooking and baking needs, and ensuring quality meals and simply delicious food every single time.
However, there’s more to Maya All-Purpose Flour than just cooking and baking. There are lots of interesting uses for it around your house.
Here are 10 ways that Maya All-Purpose Flour can help you with your arts and crafts, beauty and health, as well as home improvement.
ARTS and CRAFTS
1. Glue – Make your own glue for your kids’ school projects. Combine Maya All-Purpose Flour, sugar, white vinegar and water to make a great alternative instead of buying stuff from the store. This works best when used with art paper and paper mache.
2. Clay – Create your own modeling clay using 1 ½ cups of Maya All-Purpose Flour with half a cup of water, 1/8 cup of salt and tablespoon of vegetable oil. Knead the dough and let your kids do the rest. Make your work of art into a mini statue by baking it in an oven at 250 degrees, for 1 hour.
3. Play Dough – Save some money by making your own play dough from scratch. You can even choose the colors you want by adding food coloring. Simply mix 1 cup of Maya All-Purpose Flour with 1 cup of warm water and half a cup of salt, with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add a tablespoon of tartar cream to improve consistency.
4. Cloud Dough – Similar to Play Dough but with a very different consistency. It’s fluffy and you can mold it into a variety of shapes. Your kids are going to love this stuff. Mix a cup of baby oil into 8 cups of Maya All-Purpose Flour and let the magic begin.
BEAUTY AND HEALTH
5. Dry Shampoo – One quick way of getting all that oil out from your hair is by using a “dry shampoo.” Sprinkle Maya All-Purpose Flour on your head, particularly on the roots and brush it away with a barber’s or makeup brush. This will get rid of any excess oil on your hair.
6. Flour Mask – Put some Maya All-Purpose Flour on your face to exfoliate your skin and absorb all the oil and dust.
7. Skin Whitener – Flour also does wonders for whitening skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of Maya All-Purpose Flour with 1 tablespoon of yogurt, and add a dash of tumeric. Apply the mixture onto your face and let it stay for around half an hour. Thoroughly rinse off with warm water to reveal a newer, brighter you.
8. Stainless Steel Cleaner – Flour can be used to clean and brighten stainless steel products such as a dull and dirty sink. Sprinkle Maya All-Purpose Flour on the affected area. Spread it around using a clean cloth, and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing away for a lustrous shine.
9. Ant Repellent – Like the chalk you buy at supermarkets, flour drives away ants and keeps them out of your cupboard and dinner table. Sprinkle lines of Maya All-Purpose Flour in corners and other inconspicuous areas (to keep your kitchen looking neat and tidy) where ants are visible. That should keep them away.
10. Starch – Your laundry will be looking cleaner and crisper by adding some flour-based starch. Mix 2 tablespoons of Maya All-Purpose Flour into a cup of cold water. Add this mix into a cup of boiling water and whisk until it becomes thick. Let it cool then use it to starch a piece of clothing.
Flour is such a versatile kitchen staple. The wonderful thing about using it as a homemade alternative to everyday commodities is that you not only save money, but also avoid any harmful chemicals that come with them. Go for quality. Go for Maya All-Purpose Flour.