25 Fantastic Uses of Baking Soda
How often do you use baking soda at home? Probably once in a blue moon and yet, it’s always available at home. Baking soda does a lot more than just sit in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Take some time out from your busy schedules and bring the soda in use. Here are 25 fantastic uses of baking soda. Check it out!
1. Face scrub
Exfoliate your skin with a paste of 3 sections baking soda to 1 section water. Apply delicately with your fingertips in a round movement, then wash.
2. Tarnished silver
Clean your silverware easily with baking soda. Mix 3 sections baking soda with 1 section water. Rub onto the tarnished silver with a sponge or wipe. Wash completely and dry.
3. Dirty pans
Remove baked on buildup by shaking a good amount of baking soda on pans, pots and skillet. At this point, add hot water and dish cleaner, let it sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual.
4. Teeth brightening with baking soda
Use baking soda as a DIY toothpaste. There is a little to worry though, that baking soda can be excessively rough if used regularly, but, however, utilizing it now and then to clean and brighten teeth is simple and effective.
5. Pamper your feet
Soak your feet in a baking soda solution to relieve, soothe and mollify tired feet. Blend 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a little tub of warm water and soak.
6. Keep flowers fresher longer
Keep cut flowers fresh for longer by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase.
7. Keep ants out
Stir up a balance of baking soda and salt together. Then, sprinkle the blend wherever you see the ants coming in.
8. Aerate garbage disposals
To dispose off smells, pour baking soda down your channel while simultaneously running warm water.
9. Carpet deodorizer
Sprinkle baking soda on your rug and let it sit overnight. Clear up what you can and afterwards use a vacuum to suck up the rest.
10. Simple microwave cleanup
Sprinkle some baking soda on a moist fabric and tenderly scour away any microwave mess. Cleans and freshens up. Win win!
11. Cut oil normally
Add a heaped scoop of baking soda to your ordinary dish cleaner and let it soak for some time. Baking soda helps cut oil and makes it less demanding to clean.
12. Detox bath
We’ve been discussing how to utilize baking soda for skin, however, it also makes for an astounding detoxing shower! Just add it to your bath or scrub it along with your body wash.
13. Underarms whitening
Mix baking soda and water to create a paste and apply it to your underarms. Gently scrub for a minute, and then wash off with clean water and pat dry. Apply this regularly.
14. Erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces
Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge, rub clean, and rinse.
15. Put out a fire
Sounds strange, but it actually works. Baking soda can also be used to suffocate only a small flame. But the problem is, that you’ll a lot of baking soda to put out even a small fire. So its better to look for an extinguisher first.
16. Calm your stomach
Stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water and drink for a safe and effective antacid.
17. Unclog a drain
Pour 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, then slowly pour 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar after it. Let it sit for five minutes (covered, if possible). Follow with a gallon of boiling water.
18. Clean makeup brushes
Soak makeup brushes in 1 tablespoon baking soda dissolved in water for 2-4 hours and “rinse” with hydrogen peroxide to kill germs and bacteria.
19. De-grease hairbrushes
Scrub or soak hairbrushes in a mixture of baking soda and warm water to degrease and clean.
20. For rashes
Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in your baby’s bathwater to help relieve diaper rash.
21. Mouth wash
Freshen your mouth by gargling 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water.
22. For windshield
Wipe your windshield with baking soda solution to repel rain.
23. No poo shampoo
Ever heard of this? If not, then this is the time to opt for it. Chemical products literally ruin your hair. Using natural things keep your hair texture soft and smooth.
1. Add some water to 2 teaspoons of baking soda and make a paste.
2. Rub it on your scalp evenly and then wash your hair thoroughly. This removes all the chemical residues and neutralizes the pH of your hair.
24. Cat litter box
One can’t possibly change the litter sand every day, so, here is a tip for all the pet lovers. Sprinkle baking soda in the kitty box, and then add litter on top to keep odors to a minimum. Then again make a DIY litter, blend a little box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy mud.
25. Bug bites
For instant alleviation from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy, blend baking soda with a little water and apply it directly to the sore.