Baking soda is a commonly found ingredient in more or less all households. This white powder has many uses – from cleaning kitchen utensils to working as a breath freshener. Baking soda always comes in handy, even for baking purposes.
FeedFond has collected 30 useful tips with baking soda that replace more expensive products.
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- #30 Breath freshener
- #29 Teeth whitening
- #28 Skin irritation
- #27 Natural deodorant
- #26 Cleans combs and brushes
- #25 Feet softener
- #24 Floor cleaner
- #23 Clean bathroom
- #22 Clean microwave ovens
- #21 Silver polish
- #20 Oven cleaner
- #19 Clean crayon marks
- #18 Laundry detergent optimizer
- #17 Diaper cleaner
- #16 Clean garage
- #15 Fridge deodorizer
- #14 Unclog drains
- #13 Deodorize garbage cans
- #12 Freshen clothes
- #11 Clean toilets
- #10 Deodorize hands
- #9 Fresh flowers
- #8 Keep ants away
- #7 Vegetable and fruit wash
- #6 Gassy beans
- #5 Clean cutting boards
- #4 Carpet deodorizer
- #3 Homemade air freshener
- #2 Diaper rash
- #1 Skin exfoliator
#30 Breath freshener
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and use it to rinse your mouth, just like you would with mouthwash. You’ll be surprised at how fresh your breath smells.
#29 Teeth whitening
Although some people use baking soda daily in place of toothpaste to whiten and polish their teeth, it may be too abrasive. It’s better to use baking soda mixed with toothpaste for whitening the teeth.
#28 Skin irritation
Mixing baking soda with bath water can relieve symptoms of skin irritation and will even soften the skin.
#27 Natural deodorant
Many people sprinkle some baking soda as a deodorant.
#26 Cleans combs and brushes
Mix one teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water. Soak your hair combs and brushes in this solution to get rid of buildup and residue.
#25 Feet softener
Soak your feet in a solution of warm water and 3 tablespoons baking soda. It will soothe and soften the skin on your feet.
#24 Floor cleaner
Mix half a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water and use to wipe clean the floors.
#23 Clean bathroom
Make a paste of baking soda and water and put it on on tiles, floors, and sinks. Wipe with a wet cloth, rinse and dry.
#22 Clean microwave ovens
On a damp cloth, sprinkle some baking soda and wipe your microwave oven. It not only cleans but also deodorizes your oven.
#21 Silver polish
Add 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part of water and use a cloth to polish your silverware.
#20 Oven cleaner
Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom tray of your oven. Spray some water and leave overnight. Wipe it away the next morning and rinse.
#19 Clean crayon marks
If there are crayon marks on the wall, use baking soda on a damp cloth to gently wipe away. Use a dry, clean cloth for a second rub.
#18 Laundry detergent optimizer
Add half a cup of baking soda to your laundry wash to make the water softer. This will leave your clothes cleaner, fresher, and softer.
#17 Diaper cleaner
Soak cloth diapers in a solution of 2 quarts of warm water and half cup of baking soda to get a better clean.
#16 Clean garage
To get rid of oil and grease, sprinkle baking soda on top of oily stains and scrub with a wet hard brush.
#15 Fridge deodorizer
Leave an open pack of baking soda in your fridge to deodorize it. Remember to change the pack every two months.
#14 Unclog drains
Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to pour down a clogged drain. Follow up with pouring very hot water down the drain.
#13 Deodorize garbage cans
Sprinkling some baking soda at the bottom of your garbage can help avoid unpleasant smells.
#12 Freshen clothes
Place an open pack in your closet to deodorize coats and clothes.
#11 Clean toilets
Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet and leave for an hour before flushing. It will both clean and deodorize your toilet.
#10 Deodorize hands
After cutting and chopping onions and garlic, simply rub your hands with baking soda to get rid of the smell.
#9 Fresh flowers
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in your vase to keep flowers fresher for longer.
#8 Keep ants away
Mix equal amounts of salt and baking soda and sprinkle them where you see ants.
#7 Vegetable and fruit wash
Wash your fresh vegetables and fruits in a sink full of water mixed with a quarter cup of baking soda.
#6 Gassy beans
When you soak beans in water, sprinkle some baking soda to prevent gassy issues.
#5 Clean cutting boards
Sprinkle baking soda on cutting boards to clean and deodorize them.
#4 Carpet deodorizer
Leave some baking soda on your carpet overnight. Remove the next morning and follow up with a vacuum cleaning to deodorize the carpets in your home.
#3 Homemade air freshener
Mix baking soda with an essential oil of your choice. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and fill it with distilled water. Shake well before use.
#2 Diaper rash
Help relieve your child’s diaper rash by adding two tablespoons of baking soda to the baby’s bathwater.
#1 Skin exfoliator
To get rid of dead skin, mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part of water and gently scrub away.
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