Baking soda is a staple that everyone should have in their home. I’ll admit something to you: I too didn’t know much about this product a few years ago 🙂 I’ve always wondered: “what to do with baking soda”? My first “discovery” was to use baking soda to remove bad smells from my fridge. When I found out that this product cleans the air, I started pouring it down my sink to keep out foul odors from the pipes.
After a few weeks, I was utterly converted 🙂 Today I am buying this “miracle product” in bulk ( you can find it here ) because it is simply one of the best all-around natural products. Wondering what the uses of baking soda are? So, convince yourself and discover the essential services of baking soda (also called sodium bicarbonate): Foul smells from kitchen trash and diaper bins?
No problem. Sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of your trash can and let it absorb the bad smells.
Clean The Sofa
Does your sofa no longer smell clean and fresh? Pour a little bit of baking soda between the cushions to sanitize it in 1 or 2 days. Then vacuum up to absorb any leftover powder.
Replaces Baking Powder
Did you know that you can use baking soda in baking? It perfectly replaces baking powder.
Cleans Fruits And Vegetables
More and more often, fruits and vegetables are treated with pesticides and other chemicals. To clean them, fill your sink with water and wash your fruits and vegetables with baking soda.
Cleans And Refreshes The Pipes
For years, I have used a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to clean my pipes. In addition, it acts on the pH balance of my septic tank.
Unclogs The Pipes
You can also use the same mixture to unclog the sink and other pipes. The trick is highly effective.
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Cleans And Shines The Sink And Bathtub
The trick is simple: all you need is baking soda and water (to make a paste) and a little elbow grease. This works for both the sink and the bathtub. And I can tell you that with my three children, I put this tip to the test!
Destroy The Washing Machine
With three children’s laundry to wash, dirt often accumulates in the washing machine. Here’s how to clean it: Pour a mixture of 180g of baking soda and 250ml of white vinegar into your washing machine. Run it empty for one cycle, and you’re done.
Clean The Coffee Maker
Just like scrubbing the washing machine, you can use baking soda for your coffee maker. Add 45 g of baking soda to 1 liter of water. Fill the glass jug of your coffee maker with this mixture. For an optimal effect, leave on for one whole night.
Cleans Burnt Stoves
Are you tired of spending a whole day scrubbing your burnt pots and pans? With baking soda and a little hot water, you can easily clean them. In addition, the trick works as well on stainless steel as on enameled cast iron. Click here to find out the scheme.
Make Chrome Shine
If you have chrome to polish, sprinkle baking soda on a lint-free cloth—both dry. Gloss to make your chrome shine like new. Click here to find out the trick.
Use baking soda to clean your silverware and silver jewelry. Mix the baking soda with water until paste forms. Apply and scrub the paste with your fingers or a soft brush. Then rinse and dab with a cloth to dry. You will be amazed by the shine of your silverware!
It Keeps Your Flowers Longer
Keep your flowers in a vase longer with a bit of baking soda. Just add one teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase. Click here to find out the trick.
Eliminate Foul Odors From Shoes
I sprinkle the inside of all our shoes with baking soda, no exceptions. Because unfortunately, we can not say that it smells of roses at the entrance! Click here to find out the trick.
Eliminate Musty Odors From Drawers
The drawers of furniture bought in second-hand stores smell musty. To neutralize these unpleasant odors, I sprinkle a little baking soda in the drawers.
I discovered the use of baking soda to wash and whiten teeth in high school. But I don’t use it every day. Only when I see that my teeth have coffee stains, the baking soda comes to my rescue! I dampen my toothbrush and sprinkle baking soda on it. Then I brush my teeth, as I usually would.
The taste is not very palpable, but the result is compelling. Even my teens are addicted to this natural remedy. Some of my friends use a mixture of water and baking soda to brush their teeth, but it might be too abrasive for daily cleaning. It is best to talk to your dentist beforehand.
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Treats Sore Throats
Sore throat? Add baking soda to 230 ml of water and 1/2 squeezed lemon. Gargle with this mixture and spit it out. Click here to find out the trick.
An Effective Mouthwash
The recipe is simple: 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water: use this mixture as you would use a commercial mouthwash. This remedy is very effective because it eliminates bacteria that generate bad breath. Click here to find out the trick.
I know, it sounds a bit extreme. I haven’t tried this trick myself, but several of my friends love this alternative to commercial deodorants. They use either paste or a powder puff to apply the baking soda dry. Some also add essential oils of lemon to flavor the deodorant. Click here to find out the trick.
Cleans Hairbrushes And Combs
Over time, a brush quickly becomes greasy, full of hair and dandruff. A simple bath in water and baking soda makes them look new. Click here to find out the trick.
Face And Body Treatment
One of my favorite uses for baking soda is a face scrub. Thanks to the difference in pH, the bicarbonate will regenerate your skin. After this treatment, my skin is beautiful and soft as silk. And if I also add a little coconut oil, my face is simply in seventh heaven! You can also clean your face with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. It deeply cleanses and eliminates blackheads.
Sprinkle a mixture of baking soda and Epsom salt in your bath. The salt will extract the toxins, and the baking soda will prevent your skin from reabsorbing them. Your skin, soft like a baby’s, will thank you for it.
Eliminates Foul Odors From Hands
Do you have bad smells on your hands? A trickle of water and a pinch of baking soda will eliminate them in 1 min. Click here to find out the trick.
Homemade Dry Shampoo
Many beauty salons offer luxury dry shampoos that allow you to wait several days between each shampoo. Why not try baking soda? Pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and massage your scalp and hairline. It will dry out the oil on your scalp and purify your hair. In addition, it will increase the effectiveness of your next shampoo in the shower.
For Your First Aid Kit
I added a small sachet of baking soda to my car’s first aid kit. This way, I have what it takes if someone gets stung by a bee or steps on red ants. If necessary, it is sufficient to prepare a paste with baking soda and water quickly. Once applied to the bite, this paste will soon soothe the pain. And it also works for mosquitoes. Click here to find out the trick.
An “Anti-Wasp Nest” Bath Treatment
Over the years, my children have stepped on a wasp on several occasions. Now, if so, I run a bath with a large amount of baking soda. It calms and soothes stinging pains quickly.
Treats Jellyfish Stings
When I go to the beach, I always bring a small bottle of white vinegar and a small bag of baking soda in case of a jellyfish sting. It was a paramedic who shared the effectiveness of this natural remedy with me. The treatment is simple. Here’s how to do it:
- Remove the tentacle fragments from the jellyfish by rinsing the affected area with saltwater.
- Scrape the skin (with a seashell, knife, or credit card) to extract them completely.
- Prepare a paste with vinegar and baking soda.
- Apply this paste to the skin.
These two little ingredients have enabled me to help people with crying children more than once. It works!
One teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in 1 large glass of water will quickly soothe stomach pain. But try to drink this solution as soon as possible, because the taste is not pleasant. This remedy works much better than most over-the-counter medications. Click here to find out the trick.