Here Are Some Of The Uses Of Baking Soda You Probably Didn’t Hear About

Published on 08/31/2020
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Would there be a miracle product sitting in the back of your refrigerator? Anything that can zap bad smells, keep your teeth clean and even cure life-threatening diseases? Oh, yes. That box of baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, can do some really useful things. And so this product is not just for cooking, as we all know. Baking soda is a versatile ingredient used in many home products and, amazingly, has many health benefits. Below are 25 useful uses you have never expected for baking soda!

Here Are Some Of The Uses Of Baking Soda You Probably Didn't Heard About

Here Are Some Of The Uses Of Baking Soda You Probably Didn’t Heard About

Clean Your Produce

Get rid of the pesticides that the supermarket uses for their produce, as you know, those toxic chemicals sprayed on non-organic fruits and veggies to prevent insects, germs and weeds from damaging crops—by soaking them in a baking soda bath. Soak your produce in a bowl with just 1 teaspoon of baking soda per 2 cups of water or scrub with a damp sponge and there you go!

Clean Your Produce

Clean Rugs And Carpets

Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda on your carpet to freshen up your rugs and get rid of those stains. Scatter a generous amount of rug and pour hot water on it. For best results, allow the mixture to sink overnight and then vacuum over. Reapply the mixture a few more times if it is a tricky stain. Your carpet looks new just like that, and your wallet didn’t even have to suffer for it!

Clean Rugs And Carpets

Mouthwash

Fed up of having bad breath, no matter how hard you try to get rid of it? Mouthwash is a great way to get to the far ends of your mouth, which a toothbrush simply can’t do. Baking soda, while also having antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits, can be the perfect solution for freshening your breath. This recipe is super simple and requires just half a teaspoon of baking soda, warm water, mix as necessary. It’s a cheap mouthwash that you can do easily at home!

Mouthwash

Deodorant

You can make your own deodorant, if you want to stop using commercial deodorants, and have been disappointed with many of the over-the-counter alternatives to natural body deodorisation. Baking soda is an easy way to get rid of odors while not exposing your body to chemicals. What you need is some baking soda, and a little water. Rub your arms into this mix, and afterwards you’ll smell as good as new.

Deodorant

Air Freshener

Instead of eliminating bad smells, most commercial air fresheners only mask them. Do we even know what chemicals these bottles contain? The answer is no! Baking soda is your safer choice and it does not necessarily cover up bad smells. A great way to add a fresh scent to your living space is to have a small container of baking soda with 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Air Freshener

Whiter And Brighter Clothing

To get cleaner and brighter clothes, simply add 1 cup of baking soda to your laundry along with your usual detergent. The reason for this is that baking soda is an alkali, a soluble salt that helps remove stains. It helps to remove the stains, as it interacts with the acids.

Whiter And Brighter Clothing

Bathroom Cleaner

It’s rather difficult to clean bathrooms. Whenever you see those bathtub marks, you can’t help but be frustrated about how you’re going to remove them. Various products are available, but baking soda is a cost-effective cleaning option. Not only it disinfects the surfaces of the bathroom but also whitens them. It’s perfect for anything from tiles to toilets and everything else! Create your mixture, rub it throughout the intended area/s, and wipe after 20 minutes.

Bathroom Cleaner

Polishing Silverware

The downside of silverware is that, over time, it’s going to tarnish. But once they’re shiny and clean, how great would these items look! Baking soda is very effective as it causes a chemical reaction to remove tarnish stains. Pour hot water over the silverware combined with baking soda, then watch the chemical reaction that occurs. The results will pleasingly delight you!

Polishing Silverware

Spa Treatment

Stressed or overwhelmed at work after a long week, but don’t have the money to take a relaxing getaway? By mixing a hot bath with 1 oz of powdered baking soda, you can create a spa within your own house. Not only did you not throw away your money but you didn’t even have to leave home!

Spa Treatment

Disinfect Toothbrush

Normally, you don’t think about cleaning your toothbrush. But this is extremely important, with the cold and the flu season approaching. Think about it, you put that in your mouth every single day, so naturally we want it to be clean! When mixed with water and vinegar, baking soda can get rid of all the bacteria. You’ll be having a new toothbrush in just 30 minutes.

Disinfect Toothbrush

Treating Bug Bites

What’s not to love in backyard barbecues? Sunshine, barbecue, outdoor games, cold beer. Oh right, bugs. Even when the candle of citronella is lit, these nasty bugs can ruin their joy outdoors still.Applying baking soda to your skin daily is not safe, but it is helpful to soothe the redness , itching and stinging that goes with an insect bite. Almost all of the suggested creams contain baking soda, so you can actually create your own cure with just baking soda and water!

Treating Bug Bites

Burnt Pot

You’ve done it all, and you’re about to dispose of your favorite pot, because when you cooked, you somehow burnt the rim. The worst! Before you know about this baking soda solution these kinds of accidents can be impossible to clean. Boil together water and baking soda then pour over the areas that are burned.

Burnt Pot

Cleaning Shoes

Baking soda is the cure you need to get rid of the stinky issue of your shoes. What you need to do is pour 2 spoonfuls of baking soda into the two clothes. Secure and leave the fabrics in the shoes for the best results.

Cleaning Shoes

Heartburn

Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, is a burning sensation from your throat to your stomach and to your esophagus. This can be caused by excessive eating, stress, spicy foods or certain fruits. It can be quite unbearable, but it’s before you find baking soda that combats this problem and neutralizes stomach acid. Drink a glass of water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and you should be fine soon!

Heartburn

Cancer Treatments

Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for patients with cancer, as it reduces cancer cell growth. But what if something could contribute to the efficiency of chemotherapy? Oh, that would have been like striking gold! This can be achieved with baking soda. This bicarbonate will render the tumor tissue less acidic, which will improve the treatments for chemotherapy.

Cancer Treatments

Fluffy Omelet

They feel like omelets are not enough to sustain people who don’t like eggs for the entire day. By adding 1/2 teaspoon for every 3 eggs, this produces bubbles of carbon dioxide and lightens the omelet. Your eggs will also look fuller and taste better!

Fluffy Omelet

Cleaning Drains

Regardless of whether it is your kitchen or toilet, the worst part is the backed up drains! All you need is vinegar, baking soda, and a pot of boiling water. Let the combination bubble for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot water. Wait until you see how effective baking soda and vinegar can be!

Cleaning Drains

Garbage Disposal Odors

Occasionally, something is discarded into the trash and racks up a terrible scent. This is where the baking soda- vinegar solution comes in handy. Start by running hot water for a minute into your trash bins. Then, pour 1/4 of the baking soda into the drain and turn it on for 2 seconds. After 10 minutes, add 1 cup of vinegar and the bubbles will begin to develop. Finish with running water and there you have it, your kitchen will be smelling fresh as new.

Garbage Disposals

Whiten Your Teeth

Almost all of us are addicted to tea or coffee. Although  too much of these guilty pleasures may have drastic consequences, such as changing colors.If you don’t want to give up these hot drinks, you may end up spending more than half of your income on dental or teeth cleaning.  We have the perfect solution to keep your white teeth looking clean and healthy! Just use a quarter teaspoon of baking soda combined with water and use your toothbrush for application.

Whiten Your Teeth

Sore Throat

Have you ever been a victim of frequent sore throats or, worse, strep throats?! That can be the worst sickness, and taking too many antibiotics can be detrimental to your body. Try to gargle 3 times a day with baking soda for fast and healthy relief!

Sore Throat

Whiten Yellow Nails

Most of us can’t break our tendency to leave our nail polish too long and take it off before our nails turn yellow. Oh, Gross! By simply combining baking soda with a small amount of peroxide, you can quickly get rid of these stains. After that, scrub your nails with the solution, and before you know it, your nails will return to normal.

Yellow White Nails

Lighten Dark Underarms

There’s nothing more humiliating than having dark underarms when summer is just around the corner. How can you get the marks away at the last minute so that you can strut your stuff into the cute new sundress? Well, the solution is easier than you think, because all you need to do is baking soda, water and a bowl. Prepare the mixture, apply to the area and massage for 1 minute. Let it sit for up to 30 minutes, then wash it with warm water. For better results do this procedure 2-3 times a week.

Lighten Dark Underarms

Exercise Performace

Baking soda can be of great benefit to athletes as well! This product can help you perform for longer at your peak, especially during high-intensity workouts. Baking soda works by reducing the exhaustion you may experience as training starts to increase. And that’s something we never expected!

Exercise Performance

Chronic Kidney Disease

A chronic kidney disease causes the kidney’s function to fail progressively. Excess water and waste extracted from our blood are so vital for our wellbeing. Fortunately, baking soda can delay the development of this disease and can be consumed with supplements.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Kill Weeds

Keep the nasty weeds away from home by sprinkling the cracks of your driveway and pavement with some baking soda. Repeat as needed and watch time fly by without the need to pull out weeds!

Kill Weeds

Clean The Microwave

Sprinkle with just a little baking soda onto a clean, wet sponge. Rub it softly through the microwave inside and outside, then rinse well with warm water. After this, the microwave will look and smell like new, leaving behind no unpleasant chemical residues.

Clean The Microwave

Melt Ice On Driveway

When you come to terms to harsh winters somewhere,  you know the pains-both mentally and probably physically-of seeing a driveway covered in ice sheets. Start sprinkling baking soda on the driveway, if you are in a pinch and you don’t have any road salt laying around. It’s not as strong as salt, but it still serves its purpose!

Melt Ice On Driveway

Cure Dandruff

Unless you suffer from dandruff and have done everything you could ever think of to treat it, we’ve got another suggestion for you. Rather than using a shampoo, easily massage your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda in the shower for a couple of weeks. Oh, make sure to rinse it out well!

Cure Dandruff

Clean Your Hairbrush

Soak both of these items in a combination of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water to get your hairbrush or comb looking like new again. Rinse completely off and dry before application.

Clean Your Hairbrush

Make Your Grill Sparkle

There’s nothing better than going into the backyard for a family barbecue when the summer and warm weather are just around the corner. After all,  your grill has been sitting alone all winter, and it’s going to take a nice thorough clean to get back to the tip-top form. Put some baking soda on a damp brush, scrub the grate, then rinse. It’s just that easy!

Make Your Grill Sparkle

Make Your Floors Shine

You know the frustration of seeing the shine starting to fade when you’ve got wood or tile floors, and the big price tag that comes with fixing it. Dissolve 100g baking soda in a bucket of warm water to brighten up a dull floor finish at home. Clean off the scrub, rinse and watch your floors shine.

Make Your Floors Shine

Appliances Like New

Appliances such as your dishwasher or coffee maker will tend to no longer be so clean and new after plenty of use. Clean the dishwasher and coffee maker by running an empty cycle with a baking soda scoop inside, to deal with this problem.

Appliances Like New

Litter Box

This one’s for you, cat lovers. No one wants the litter box of their cat to give off a smell all around the house, but often it feels impossible to find a quick fix. Sprinkle a touch of baking soda in the litter box, and add the litter to the top to help reduce pet smells.

Litter Box

Exfoliate

I don’t know someone who doesn’t enjoy a nice spa night, but you need to change it up a little at times. Try this: exfoliate the skin by making a paste composed of 3 parts of baking soda and 1 part of water. Gently rub in in circular motion with your fingertips, and after that, rinse off with warm water.

Exfoliate

Hair Treatment

The goal of everyone is to have healthy and strong hair. Combine a touch of baking soda in your conditioner and lather on your hair to do this with a home remedy. This will keep it healthy and immune to the terrible split ends.

Hair Treatment

Trash Bin Miracle

What could be worse than opening the trash and being slapped with a horrible odor coming from deep down inside, right? Well then, sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of the garbage can or tub to solve this awful occurrence. This helps rid yourself of the unpleasant smells.

Trash Bin Miracle

Rain Repellent

Driving in the rain can be impossible and quite dangerous if you do not have windshield washers. To help repel rain, wipe out a damp cloth with baking soda sprinkled on it. The next time you ‘re in the rain, you’ll see the difference.

Rain Repellent

Chicken Pox Cure

If you never had the chickenpox, think of yourself one of the fortunate ones. If you have, you will know the pain and suffering everybody has suffered! Help put itchiness through a glass of water by stirring half a tablespoon of baking soda. Use a soft washcloth for the mixture to dry up completely on the affected areas of the body.

Chicken Pox Cure

Clean Food Containers

Everyone knows how fast food containers can get stained and lumpy. It’s no wonder your containers don’t look great between all your packed lunches, pasta sauces and soups. Sprinkle a clean sponge with baking soda and rinse them properly to make your containers shine again.

Clean Food Containers

Clean Your Sponges

How can you clean your dishes with a dirty sponge? You always want to make sure you have the best shape of the sponge you use. If your sponges have seen better days, give them a thorough rinse in the morning, then allow them to drink soda and warm water overnight.

Clean Your Sponges

Pet Bed Odors

Everyone in the world loves their pets more than anything, but most people want to be able to live without their smells. If it’s a little smelling, sprinkle it with some baking soda in your dog or cat bed, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then vacuum it. Your pet’s bed is going to smell like new.

Pet Bed Odors

Canker Sores

Canker sores are extremely common and very painful, but which is the best way to alleviate the pain? We found it: rinse your mouth twice a day with the baking of soda in your mouth until the canker sore is gone.

Canker Sores

Calluses

Calluses are not a serious health problem, but may cause pain and discomfort, such as walking, by applying pressure. Studies have recently found that soaking in the baking soda bath of your calluses can help to soften, remove any scabbing, and reduce discomfort.

Calluses

Oil Or Grease Fire

Do you know that some fire extinguishers are filled with baking soda? Yes, you heard that right! Baking soda with heat reacts to the production of carbon dioxide to smoother and extinguish the fire. This means that baking soda can often be used to extinguish little oil and grease fires.

Oil Or Grease Fire

Diaper Rash

No parent wants to see his child feel some pain or discomfort, however, sadly, diaper rash is inevitable occasionally. Creams and drugs can be expensive, but here’s something much easier and just as effective: sprinkle a touch of baking soda in your baby’s bath water to relieve the itchiness and prevent the rashes from coming back.

Diaper Rash

Clean Walls

Children have the wildest imaginations and sometimes they think the world and the house are their canvas. If your kid Picasso decides to draw with their pencils all over the walls, don’t bother, there’s a solution. Apply baking soda on a slightly wet cloth and rub it into light.

Clean Walls

Cloth Diapers

If you use the cloth diaper on your baby, you probably know the difficulty of cleaning them, ensuring that they are sanitary for reuse. Dissolve 1⁄2 cup baking soda into 2 quarters of warm water and soak them thoroughly before putting them through the wash to keep the pain in full shape.

Cloth Diapers

Coat Closet Cleanliness

Have you ever opened your wardrobe for the first time in October since February and realized that your wardrobe does not feel as fresh as you recall? Place an open box of baking soda on the shelf of your wardrobe to keep these scents at bay and refresh your jackets and air.

Coat Closet Cleanliness

Keep Flowers Fresh

Nothing is warmer than a bouquet from your loved one, but it’s always upsetting when these flowers die fast. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase in order to keep them fresh for a little longer. This will give them a little bit of life!

Keep Flowers Fresh

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