You say tarter, I say tartar! However you say it I was completely amazed when we began putting together this incredible list of uses. The only time I have ever used cream of tartar was for making meringue or play dough. I think I have had the same little jar stashed away in the back of my cupboard for a couple of years. I wonder how long the shelf life is on this stuff? With the multitude of uses I discovered I don’t think I’ll be buying the small jar anymore.
Recreating my grandmother’s lost household tips and tricks notebook is such a fun project. Every week, more and more of my family members are getting involved. I give them a topic and they give me so many wonderful uses. Some of the uses are not necessarily from my grandmother’s WWII notebook or even from WWII, however they are common uses used throughout my family. This notebook is being recreated in memory of my grandmother and her practical and frugal running of her home. By the end of this series I am hoping to put together a similar notebook to the one my grandmother created, so that I can pass down to my children.
The 13th use for Cream of Tartar is making play dough. This is one of the major ways that I used cream of tartar when my kids were little. I have had the recipe since I was very young, maybe 6 or 7 years old. In fact I still have the recipe card that I made back then. It’s pretty funny to read: Flour is spelled Flower, Cream of Tartar is spelled Cream of Tatter and the directions say to cook it on low temptur at 3 degrees. It’s kinda funny to look at it now.
Another Use: If you run out of detangler/ conditioner, 1t of cream of tartar mixed in 1/2 c water makes your hair detangle and softens your hair. We used to use it way back when “conditioner” was called “cream rinse”. ~K (Pinterest)
- A dab on the tongue stops muscle cramps instantly. Miraculous ~ K. Aikenhead
Missy Shay says
What a great post! I especially like the baking powder recipe!
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this was a VERY interesting post! I had not idea there were so many different uses for it!
Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Jessica H says
Stopping by from Meet Me Monday! Love all the ideas- I never know what the heck to do with that stuff. 😉 Jess
Mandy Hank says
Thanks so much for the tips. I have some in my pantry and have no idea why ;). Just stopping in from Blackberry Vine Party!
Mandy @ the Hankful House
Judy diyAddict says
Oh I love this. Just the other day I was thinking of its other use aside from making a meringue. Thanks for sharing.
Kathy Shea Mormino says
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!
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Suzan Sweatman says
What a great post – pinning this for sure!!!
Many thanks for sharing
Kelly and Tiffany says
Another great post with ideas I would have never thought of.
High blood pressure? I'm going to try that one!
Donna Wilkes says
I admit I did not think of ways to use cream of tartar except baking and play dough! I hope I can keep a copy of your tips for future use.
Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com says
Great tips! I sure hope someone returns your grandma's notebook to you some day.
Spatulas On Parade - Dawn says
Some of these I knew but others were a new find. Thanks so much. I found you on The fun in functional party.
Marie bloominghomestead says
This is awesome, I had no idea about so many of these uses! Would love for you to link this up at my party this week.
[email protected] says
I had no idea there so many uses for cream of tartar. Please link up at Talkin About Thursdays
Angie Generose says
This is so clever! What a great post.
Each week I host a link party at my site Easy Living Mom – it starts on Thursdays and goes all week. I would love it if you would be able to join and share this! Have a great day!
Another great post just full of great information! Who knew? Lol! Thanks for sharing this at the party! I love it 🙂
Mel Lockcuff says
This is so awesome! The fact you're creating that notebook is amazing. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday.
Peggy~PJH Designs says
Wow! Who knew? Hi blood pressure. Great I think I'll make me a pie so I can lower my blood pressure. lol. Thanks for joining us again at Transformed Tuesday.
Christina at I Gotta Create! says
I had no idea! What a fun project.
Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Jann Olson says
I have enjoyed this series. I use to make this homemade play Doh but haven't in years. Pinning it to make with the grandies. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Pieced Pastimes says
Great series of the tried and true ideas from the past. Love that you want to make an idea notebook for your own children to pass down.
Thanks for linking up to Saturday Sparks and be sure to check back Friday for the Fabulous Features.
Have a Wonderful Day,
Kathy Moody says
Wow, what a great post, and I love the fact you are making the notebook! That is awesome. Some amazing uses!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent! 🙂
fia malik says
What is the Cream of Tatter ???
I have no idea, it’s just a little girl trying to spell tartar!
My mother used to buy cream of tartar tablets when any of us had a boil or risen. She would tell us to eat a few and it would purify our blood.
It was interesting to see all of these uses for the Cream of Tartar. The one I uses it for isn’t mentioned though. I use 1/2 tsp in homemade whipped cream as a stabilizer. It definitely works!
You’re right, it does work great for stabilizing whipped cream. I’ll have to add it to the list.
Thanks for sharing these uses for Cream of Tartar. I knew a few of the uses but not most. High blood pressure, urinary tract infection and ant repellent I’m going to try, along with baking powder!
Glad I could help!
Keith Aikenhead says
A dab on the tongue stops muscle cramps instantly. Miraculous
Paula E says
Great ideas. Contact Amway and ask if they have the names of people who serviced Ada and surrounding areas. Maybe you can find the notebook that way. I hope you can.
Thank you for the tip, it would be amazing to find it. My mom has advanced Alzheimer’s and I am always looking for ways to spark her memory, having this book would be a great way to do that.