10 Things You Can Do With Baking Soda

There are so many extraordinary uses for ordinary things. Baking soda is one of the very common things that can replace many things that you would otherwise purchase separately.

Here are ten things you can do with baking soda:

1. Cleaning The Cutting Board
The cutting board is one of those kitchen items that withstand heavy duty use. Scrubbing your cutting board once a week with a sponge dipped in baking soda will not only give your cutting board a nICW clean look, but will also remove all the unpleasant smells.

2. Refresh The Garbage
No matter how much you refrain from throwing things away, it is impossible to eliminate all garbage. Baking soda cannot help you keep your trash to a minimum, but it can help you avoid the unpleasant odors. Just one teaspoon of baking soda on the bottom of the trash can will do wonders with the smell.

3. Eco-friendly Carpet Cleaning
Rugs and carpets tend to absorb all the nasty smells in the house. Cleaning the carpets usually entails vacuuming, but vacuuming won`t rid of the smell. Sprinkling baking soda and leaving it to act for some minutes before you proceed with the vacuuming will work miracles with unwanted smells.

4. Get Rid Of Weeds
You know those annoying weeds that grow between your pavement or in sidewalk cracks? The weeds are really difficult to get rid off. Yet, if you place baking soda in those spaces where they grow, you will eradicate weeds in no time.

5. Heal Sun Scorched Skin
Scorched skin is not only unaesthetic, but also painful. Baking soda can help you reduce the red skin appearance. You can take a bath and add half a cup of baking soda to it, especially if  large areas of your body are affected. You can also use a mixture of 2 tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of water and apply it on your face with a cotton pad or gauze pad.

6. Get Rid Of Dandruff
Baking soda is especially efficient when your skull is affected by dandruff. Using baking soda as an alternative to shampoo once a week can help you clean your skull and get rid of dandruff. Use no more than a handful of baking soda.

7. Clean Toys
Baking soda is very efficient as a cleaning solution for plastic and rubber chemicals. Instead of using dangerous chemicals, you can use a simple solution of 250 ml of lukewarm water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

8. Ease Your Heartburn
Heartburn feels incredibly uncomfortable, but you can get some relief if you dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water and drink it.

9. Restore Your Paintbrushes
If you are about to throw away your paint brushes because they have become stiff and useless, you should know that baking soda can help you restore their function and looks. It does require some boiling in a mixture of water (half a gallon), baking soda (one cup), and vinegar (a quarter of a cup).

10. Clean vegetables and Fruits
In order to reduce the effects of tap water when washing vegetables and fruits, you can add baking soda in the water and let it dissolve.

What do you use baking soda for?

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4 comments

  1. mpars says:

    A thick paste of baking soda and water saved a silver bracelet that was damaged by chlorine in a swimming pool. I rubbed it with my fingers and the paste and it is (almost) back to new. Still a little scratched and not quite as shiny but wearable again as my every day piece and happily rescued!

  2. There are tons of things that you can do with baking soda. They are quite handy especially for around the house uses. Also, I've it from somewhere that I cures cancer/ not sure about the legitimacy of that yet though..

  3. The trained professionals from carpetcleanersjohannesburg.com did a fantastic job and I was just mesmerized with the way they completely removed the obstinate stains from my carpets and upholstery, as I was not expecting that they can become spotlessly clean once again.

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