12 Amazing Things You Can Do With Baking soda
Baking soda is the common name for sodium bicarbonate. It is most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. It one of the inexpensive things you can buy with unusual and countless list of uses.
Below are some of it’s useful characteristics:
- a mildly basic (alkaline) buffer
- a gentle abrasive (non-scratching)
- odor neutralizer
- natural cleaner
1. Natural Deodorant
If you want to avoid the chemicals found in many deodorants and antiperspirants, you can make your own homemade cheaper version with pinch of baking soda mixed with water. This simple paste makes an effective and simple natural deodorant.
2. Cleaning nails
If your nails turns yellowish from wearing too much nail polish, you can mix baking soda with some peroxide and scrub it on your nails. It will make your nails much brighter and whiter.
3. Make laundry even more effective
To make your laundry more effective you can add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your liquid laundry detergent for the best deodorization. You can also add 1/2 cup for the rinse cycle, too.
4. Get rid of stains pre-laundry.
Baking soda is a natural cleanser. You can remove stains out of clothing and fabric without using toxic chemicals. Rub a paste of 6 Tablespoons of baking soda and 1/3 cup of warm water onto stained clothing before laundering.
5. Deodorize your fridge:
Keep an open box of baking soda in your fridge to eliminate odors there. You can also do this in your freezer, too.
6. Silverware Sparkler:
To make silver clean and shiny again, cover a large glass baking pan with aluminum foil. Add your silverware into it making sure each piece touches foil. Add enough boiling water to immerse the silverware, then add a ½ cup of baking soda. Let it soak for five minutes, rinse and dry. When the silver comes in contact the baking soda and aluminum, a natural chemical reaction happens that removes the tarnish from the silver and bind it to the aluminum foil.
7. Teeth whitener
Using baking soda to polish and whiten teeth is very simple and effective. Add a small amount of baking soda to a small dish and dip your wet toothbrush in the powder. Brush thoroughly and then rinse with water.
8.Make flowers last longer
Make flowers fresh longer by adding a teaspoon of sugar with a pinch of baking soda in the vase. The baking soda will make the water less acidic or basic and flowers will eat up the sugar. You’ll get an added day or two of freshness.
9. Remove grease on dishes and pans
To remove grease on dishes and pans, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with detergent in the dishwasher or if you’re hand washing, let pans and dishes soak for 15 minutes with the solution.
10. Keep Ants Out
Mix up equal parts of baking soda and salt together and sprinkle this mixture wherever you see the ants coming in.
11. Clean Walls and Furniture
You can clean and remove marks from walls and painted furniture by applying baking soda to a damp sponge and rubbing lightly. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.
12. Natural Deodorizer for Shoes
Sprinkle some Baking Soda in your on your slippers, boots, shoes, and socks to absorb the unwanted smell.