Cox Mazda Reveals the Secret Weapon Against the Florida Sand

November 7th, 2012 by

As a Florida native I can tell you that although living within a short distance from our beautiful beaches is marvelous, the sand that comes home with you isn’t so. Those tiny little grains might feel wonderful as you casually peruse the beach to watch the sunset or provide some serious family fun in building sand castles, but somehow a trip to the beach usually means bringing part of the beach home with you. However, during a recent beach outing someone introduced me to a secret weapon against those pesky little sand grains: baby powder!

How to Use Baby Powder to Stand Up to Beach Sand

All you need to eliminate that constant sand is baby powder, a soft bristle brush, and a hairbrush.

  1. Rinse yourself and any sand toys off at the shower on your way to your car and dry off as much as you can. If a shower is not available, just move on to the next step.
  2. Shake excess sand from your towels, beach blankets, chairs, and shoes.
  3. Place a small amount of the baby powder in your hand and rub it into your skin. Because the baby powder is designed to absorb moisture, it not only will call dry sand to fall away, but also help remove any greasy sunscreen residue.
  4. Remove the sand from your shoes, flip-flops, or sandals by simply sprinkling a small amount of baby powder on them as well. You can also use your soft bristled brush to remove from your toes and small crevices of your shoes.
  5. Sprinkle a thin layer of baby powder onto your beach towels, blankets, and clothing and shake briskly to rid them of loose sand.
  6. Rub a small amount of baby powder into your scalp to loosen sand particles and gently brush through.

Baby Powder Defeats Car Sand Too!

Baby powder is also extremely useful in removing any tag-a-longs that try end up in your vehicle. Simply sprinkle a thin layer on your seats and floor right before you vacuum. The idea however, is not to scrub the powder into the seats and ruin them, but to just sprinkle and allow the baby powder to do its job in pulling moisture from the sand to leave it helpless against the power of the vacuum.

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