As its name so dearly suggests, baking soda is primarily intended for baking purposes. But for some reasons, I think nowadays people tend to use it more frequently for other purposes that do not involve baking! And if you are one of those I won’t blame you, because baking soda is indeed truly amazing for several household tasks.
So in addition to using your baking soda for baking, cleaning pots and restoring you silverware shine, here are 20 other innovative and safe ways you could employ this nature wonder!
Mix half a spoon of baking soda and two spoons of ground oatmeal, add some water to achieve a paste consistency, and you just got yourself an original and skin friendly facial scrub!
In case you are having an eczematous reaction or are dealing with a poison ivy case, soak your entire body in a bath of warm water (mixed with one cup of baking soda). This can also work to relieve the itching from measles or chicken pox in kids.
Clean your Hairbrushes
Remove all the hair grease and oil that has accumulated on your hairbrushes. Soak your combs and brushes in a solution made of warm water and two teaspoons of baking soda.
Clean your Fruits and Vegetables
Wash your freshly purchased fruits and vegetables in a solution with baking soda, before storing them in your fridge.
Open up Clogged Drains
That is one of my favorites. Pour a half cup of baking soda in the drain, and then pour a cup of vinegar in it. Finally, pour some hot water in the drain. Just be careful not to burn yourself!
Freshen your Refrigerator
Tired of having to deal with those bad smells whenever you open your refrigerator? We have the solution! First, remove the cause of the bad smell (rotten eggs, spoiled food, etc.) Next, sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge, and apply to clean the inside of your fridge. In no time, you will be able to “smell” the difference!
Soothe Your Feet
Whether you are doing a pedicure or just need a relaxing foot bath, baking soda (with some essential oil) is the way to go! Add three teaspoons in your tub filled with water, and let your feet feel the goodness of baking soda!
Treat Insect Bites
Make a simple paste (with baking soda and water) and apply it to the bite site.
Make Your Clothes More Radiant
Pour half a cup of baking soda to your laundry load. Your clothes will look shiner and even smell fresher!
Freshen up Your Carpets and Furniture
Sprinkle them with some baking soda and let it sit for about an hour. This will help eradicate all the unwanted smells (cigarettes, pet smells, body odors, sweat, etc.) Use your vacuum to get rid of the baking soda afterwards.
Get Rid of Ants
Mix some baking soda and salt, and sprinkle the mixture wherever you see the intruders invade.
Fill in Nail Holes in a Plastered Wall
This could be urgent, and you might not have any tools at hand! Or you might just feel like having a MacGyver moment! Whatever the case is, baking soda will always be there to help! Mix it with white toothpaste, and save your wall!
Brighten Your Dull Floor
Add ½ a cup of baking soda to a bucket of warm water, and rinse your floor. Shine!
Clean up Your Kitty Litter Box
Mix some baking soda with water and clean the kitty box. It will help absorbing bad smells.
Polish the Chrome Lips on Your Vehicle
Make a baking soda cream (water+ powder), and use it to clean the chrome lips on your car.
Natural Jeartburn Remedy
Got a heartburn? Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with some water, and drink. Sorry this can’t work for heartbreaks too!
Natural Deodorizer for Shoes
Sprinkle some Baking Soda in Your Shoes to Absorb the Unwanted Smell.
Freshen Your Cleaning Sponges
Soak them in a solution of water and half a teaspoon of baking soda, to get rid of the funky smell. This could also work for your facial sponges, if you use any.
Clean Your Oven
In the evening, sprinkle some baking soda in your oven and spray some water at the surface. In the morning, scrub to remove all the grease and grim. Perfect!
Clean Your Car Batteries
Before you do so, make sure you disconnect them to the engine. Make a baking soda paste (3 measures of baking soda for one measure of water), and rub the car batteries with a damp cloth. Be careful when handling the car batteries, as they contain a very corrosive acid.
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