Use Baking Soda to Make Your LIfe Easier: Amazing Uses of Baking Soda

Other than adding baking soda to recipes to make the batter rise, I am sure most of you do not have much of idea about the varied uses of baking soda. Baking soda, which is also known as Sodium Bicarbonate, is much more than a baking supply. It can actually make your life easier. It is safe and natural to use everywhere around your house. Let's look at some of the amazing ways you can use baking soda:

In the Bathroom

  • One part baking soda mixed with two parts of ground oatmeal makes a great scrub for your face. Just mix together the two with water to make a paste. Gently rub the paste onto your face and leave on the face for a few minutes. Then, gently remove it with plenty of cool water and a wash cloth. Your face will feel noticeably soft and smooth.
  • To get relieve from itching and irritation, add a half cup of baking soda to a bath tub full of warm water. Soak the entire body and see how good you feel. It will also help to soften skin.
  • There are many teeth whitening products on the market today, but the most natural is plain old baking soda. Simply dip your toothbrush into some soda everytime you brush! Not only will it help whiten your teeth, but it will help to clean your breath as well!
  • You can use baking soda to clean sinks, bath tubs, and toilets and other chrome fixtures! It rinses off easily and you don't have to worry about scratches either.
  • Hairbrushes and combs pick up not only loose hair, but they also get oily. Make a solution of warm water and a teaspoon or two of baking soda.Clean hairbrushes and combs once a month by soaking them and scrubbing them with a soft brush, if needed. Rinse them with clean water and let them air dry.
  • Is your hair dull and dingy? Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in with your shampoo the next time you wash your hair. The soda will remove any build up and leave your hair soft.

In the Kitchen
  • A pan with burnt food in it can be cleaned with less effort if you soak it in baking soda and hot water first.
  • To clear a clogged drain, pour a half cup of baking soda into it, then with a cup of vinegar. Allow the solution to bubble for several minutes, then run hot water down the drain.
  • Do you love dried beans, but not the gas and bloating they cause? Sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda in the water when you soak beans.
  • Mix a quarter of a cup of baking soda in a sink full of water. Wash your fruits and vegetables in the solution, then rinse with clean water.
  • Baking soda makes an effective cleaner and deodorizer for your refrigerator too! Sprinkle a little on a damp sponge and clean the inside. Rinse clean, and see and smell the difference!
  • You can also use baking soda to clean and deodorize your oven.

In the Laundry
  • Pour in a half cup of baking soda to every washer load of laundry. You can also use baking soda with bleach too. Your laundry will look brighter and smell fresher.

In the Living Room
  • Carpet and cloth-covered furniture make beautiful additions to your house. But you need to freshen them time to time so that they do not hold body odors, pet smells, cigarette smoke, and other unwanted aromas in your home. To freshen them, sprinkle them with baking soda. Allow them to sit undisturbed for a half hour or so. Then, simply vacuum the baking soda up.
  • Fireplaces can also help make your home warm and cozy. But, it can also give yet another unwanted odor. To help freshen up your fireplace, clean the ashes out, then place a bowl of baking soda in it.
  • Fill a pair of old socks with baking soda. Tie a knot in the top of each sock. Then, place the socks in a pair of shoes or slippers that you want to deodorize and freshen up!
  • Are there light water rings on your finished wood nightstand? Mix together a paste of baking soda and toothpaste. Dip a soft cloth in the paste and rub the water spots away!

Elsewhere Around Your House
  • Keep ants out by mixing up equal parts of baking soda and salt together. Then, sprinkle the mixture wherever you see the intruders coming in at.
  • Do you need to fill in some nail holes in a plastered wall? Well you can simply mix together some white toothpaste and baking soda. Fill the holes in completely, then allow the mixture to dry. If you want to match the wall color, add a drop or two of food coloring to the mix before you use it.