Did you know that baking soda can be used in at least 55 other ways other than for baking? You’d be surprised to learn in which ways. So keep reading to find out more.
Baking soda can be used in several different ways. You can use it for a special bath to improve the condition of your skin, for cleaning, for improving the general condition of your hair and for teeth whitening. Here are particular ways you can apply baking soda to the everyday routines I mentioned above.
First of all, let’s start with the ways baking soda can be helpful for your body. You can make toothpaste out of baking soda to use it for general teeth whitening. This is how people used to clean their teeth and freshen their breath long before modern toothpaste came into being.
You can also use baking soda as deodorant. It will help you to get rid of the smell after a workout or any other active actions that made you sweat. The girl will be glad to learn that baking soda is a cheap and effective thing they can apply to their face as an exfoliant. Just make sure to use correct proportions not to scratch your skin too much.
You can use baking soda to baby baths, especially in cases when his/her bum is itchy and has the rash. There numerous benefits of such baths with baking soda. First of all, baking soda will help treat the rash. Also, it can prevent its further spread. Even more, you can use baking soda for your own baths. Baking soda in your bath will have the spa effect. Make sure to add some sea salt to make it even more efficient. Baking soda is also helpful for your skin after you spent some time on a picnic in a wooded area and got bitten by the mosquitoes. Just as in the case of itchy rash on child’s skin after wearing a diaper, baking soda with water can make it easier for you if were bitten by mosquitoes and stop you from scratching.
Baking soda can be used in case you have acid indigestion. Mix a little bit of baking soda and a cup of water to make it work for you. The same thing should be applied in case you have heartburn or stomach upset.
Women will appreciate this property of baking soda: you can also use it on your feet, namely on your soles. Just use it as an exfoliant next time you are going to do the pedicure. First, have a warm bath for your feet and then exfoliate the dead cells off your soles with baking soda.
Baking soda has also been proven to be very useful for cleaning. The first thing that most housewives say about baking soda is that you can use it to unclog the sink, However, for that you should also add some vinegar to make the paste out of it and leave it in the sink for a while and wash it away with water.
Moreover, you can apply baking soda for cleaning some clothes. As you know, a lot of people are allergic to washing powders, while baking soda can work in the same way the washing powder works but more gentle. Just add it to your liquid laundry detergent next time you will be doing your laundry and enjoy the results. Apart from that, try using baking soda to clean things like combs and brushes clean. You have probably noticed that when you use your comb without cleaning it, your hair starts looking duller with time, as the oil from your hair stays there and even when you comb right after you washed it, the oil will make your hair look dull. Therefore, take a bowl of warm water and add some baking soda into it. Let your combs and brushes stay in there for some time and then remove the remnants of baking soda with cold water.
The same thing can be applied to cleaning you toothbrushes, retainers, and dentures. Use the same kind of a warm bath to get rid of the odor and dirt they might contain. Another use for baking soda is to polish your silver. Remember those good old movies where the servants used to polish it all at night while the master is sleeping? Well, those days are gone, and you now have to do it yourself. But no worries: it is not difficult at all. Just take some baking soda, a clean cloth, and some water, then rub the silver with this paste and rinse it with cold water until no baking soda is left.
A half of a cup of baking soda can make your floors look bright again. Just add the baking soda into a bucket of water and wash the floors with it. The experts promise that your floors will look like new, and the marks will be scuffed. The busy mothers, as well as housewives, will be glad to learn that baking soda can be helpful in your fight against grease on you plates and baking forms. Add some baking soda to the thing you wash your dishes with and let it soak for some time to be able to get rid of it easily.
Baking soda can also help you clean dishwashers efficiently. To get rid of the smell in your dishwasher or just to clean it, use some baking soda during the washing cycle. You will be surprised with the result! Another way to apply baking soda when cleaning is by using it on the walls of the microwave when cleaning it next time. It will help you get rid of the smell as well as grease on the surfaces. The same method of taking some baking soda, water, and a soft cloth applies to cleaning the ovens. You know how terrible that cleaning can be, so use baking soda, leave it there for a night to soak and enjoy the easy process of cleaning in the morning.
Men will be happy to learn that baking soda applies to cleaning cars. However, use the only soft cloth to clean your car with baking soda, as you might scratch the surface of the car. Good news for gardeners: you can use baking soda to get rid of the weeds in your garden. The specialists familiar with the matter say that when you add some baking soda into water and sprinkle it in between the rows in your garden.
If you have children in the house, you know how they love drawing on all the surfaces they find attractive. And that should be no problem for you, as you don’t want to discourage their creativity. And you should also be very happy to learn that baking soda can help you take crayons off any surface (not paper though). Just take a wet cloth dipped into baking soda to get rid of the marks on your walls.
Baking soda ca be used in your kitchen in all kinds of ways like cleaning dirty dishes, pans and pots, ovens, microwaves and even floors. However, you should also be aware of the fact that baking soda can be used to clean the vinyl curtains in your bathroom. Dip a wet cloth into baking soda, rub the surface of the curtain with it and rinse the paste off. Let the curtains dry for some time afterward.
Among other benefits of baking soda for cleaning is that you can safely use it to clean your furniture. Most of the cleaners we use now are packed with chemicals that can be not good for the health of your children or even yours. Therefore, using baking soda to clean your furniture will create a safer environment for you family. Just use it on a sponge to rub the surfaces (but very softly) and then use a dry cloth to get rid of the remnants of it on your furniture.
As you see, baking soda can be a healthier and safer analogy to many of the cleaners and cosmetics we use these days. Save the list of the ways it can be used in and think of them next time you are looking for a healthy analogy for your cleaning and taking care of yourself.
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