20 Extraordinary Household Uses For Baking Soda

Baking soda is known for its various benefits. But, did you know that baking soda also can be used in cosmetics, cooking, and even in your home and garden?

We will present you some of the most common usages of baking soda:

  • Health and Beauty

1. Freshen your mouth: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with water and use the mixture to swish and rinse the mouth.

2. Facial scrub: Mix 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water in order to make a paste. Apply the mixture on your skin and massage gently by making circular movements. Then, rinse it off with warm water.

3. Soothe your feet:You need to dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a warm bath and soak your feet in it. Let it stand for some time.

4. Relieve body odor:Apply it with a powder puff so you can use it as an underarm deodorant.

5. Heartburn: Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in one-half glass of water. Consume the mixture in order to relieve your heartburn.

  • Home

6. Clean the oven: Mix water and baking soda, and spray it on your oven. Let it stand during the night and in the morning you can scrub and wipe it.

7. Clean sponges:Dissolve 4 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water and soak your smelly sponges in it.

8. Polish silverware: Mix 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water in order to make a paste. Use a clean cloth or sponge to rub onto silverware. Then, rinse it off with clean water.

9. Longer lasting flowers:Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase in order to keep your cut flowers fresh for a longer period of time.

10. Freshen your fridge: You can absorb the odors from your fridge by putting an open container of baking soda in the fridge.

11. Clean shoes: Mix baking soda and water in order to make a paste and apply the mixture to your shoes. Use a sponge to scrub them then you can wipe it off.

  • Garden and Garage

12. Rejuvenate the greenery: Mix ½ teaspoon clear ammonia, 1 teaspoon Epsom salt, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a gallon of water. Quart of the solution has to be used on each rose shrub that no longer has its luster.

13. Remove oil stains from garage floors:Apply water and pour baking soda on the floor. Then, rub with a scrub brush in order to remove the oil stains.

14. Deodorize cars: Sprinkle baking soda on the carpets and fabric seats, and let it stand for 15 minutes. Then, you can vacuum up.

15. Sweeten tomatoes:You can give a sweeter flavor to your tomato plants by sprinkling baking soda in the soil surrounding them.

16. Repel bugs:Baking soda can help you to repel ants and cockroaches. Just sprinkle baking soda along your basement.

  • Cooking

17. Deodorize the cutting boards: Sprinkle baking soda on the cutting boards. Then, scrub and rinse it off.

18. Remove insecticides: Put ¼ cup of baking soda in your sink filled with water. In order to safely remove insecticides, wash the fruits and vegetables in the water.

19. Make fluffier omelets: Add half a teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs in order to make fluffier omelets.

20. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the water when you boil a chicken. The flesh will be white and clean, and the feather will be eliminated easier.

Source: www.readersdigest.ca

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