Baking soda is an amazing ingredient which can help you solve numerous health problems. It’s also a natural deodorizer with amphoteric properties, meaning that it acts as both an acid and a base.
Baking soda is a great non-toxic cleaning agent which can clean different surfaces. Here’s how to use it for different purposes:
Health and beauty
- Freshens your mouth
Put a teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water then swish the solution to freshen your mouth. Spit and rinse with water in the end.
- Facial scrub
Mix 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water to create a paste which will work as a great facial scrub.
- Soothes your feet
Soak your feet in a bath of warm water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda, then scrub gently in the end to relax.
- Eliminates body odor
Use baking soda as an underarm deodorant to get rid of body odor.
Drink a mixture of baking soda and half a glass of water to relieve the condition.
- Cleans the oven
Spray your oven with baking soda and let it sit overnight, then scrub and wipe the residue in the morning.
- Cleans sponges
Soak your smelly sponges in 4 tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water to neutralize the odor and disinfect them.
- Polishes silverware
Make a paste of 1 part of water and 3 parts of baking soda, then use it to polish your silverware gently.
- Longer lasting flowers
You can keep your cut flowers going long by adding a teaspoon of baking soda in the vase.
- Freshens your fridge
Baking soda is a great odor absorber which can make your fridge smell fresh. Put an open container inside and the odors will be quickly absorbed.
- Cleans shoes
Make a paste of baking soda and water, then scrub your shoes with it to clean them spotless.
Garden and garage
- Rejuvenates the greenery
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda, half a teaspoon of clear ammonia and a teaspoon of Epsom salts in a gallon of water, then use a quart of the solution on each rosebush-size scrub that has withered.
- Removes oil stains from garage floors
Just wet the area with some baking soda and scrub with a brush.
- Deodorizes the inside of your car
Sprinkle some baking soda on the fabric of your car seats to eliminate any odors.
- Sweetens tomatoes
Here’s something you haven’t heard about – sprinkle some baking soda in the soil around your tomatoes to sweeten their taste.
- Bug repellent
Sprinkle some baking soda around your windows and under sinks to repel insects such as cockroaches and ants.
- Deodorizes your cutting boards
Cutting boards can become home to dangerous bacteria and tend to smell bad after a while, so sprinkle some baking soda on them then rub and rinse with water in the end to disinfect and deodorize them.
- Removes insecticides
Fill your sink with water and add ¼ of a cup of baking soda, then wash your fresh produce in the mixture well to remove insecticides.
- Make a fluffy omelet
Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to each 3 eggs used to make your omelet fluffier.
- Take the feathers off chicken easier
Add a teaspoon of baking soda in the water while boiling a chicken to make feathers come off easier and keep the meat clean and white.
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