30 Uses For Baking Soda: The One Ingredient That Can Do Pretty Much Anything.

Baking soda is a miracle worker in the kitchen. Yes, you may use it to bake (as the name implies), but it also has a plethora of other purposes. It’s a cleaner, a deodorizer, and a homeowner’s best friend all rolled into one.

Continue reading to learn about all of the different ways you may utilize baking soda in your house. The deodorizing cutting board tip might just save your life. Keep your cool and take some sodium bicarbonate!.

Irritation on the skin might be relieved.

To soften your skin and alleviate inflammation, add a cup of baking soda to your bath water. It’s not as pretty as a Lush bath bomb, but it’s a lot less expensive.

If you want your skin to smell as good as it feels, you may always add some essential oils. If you’re bathing right before bedtime, lavender is a nice choice.

Produce Cleanse.

In a sink full of water, dissolve a quarter cup of baking soda. Wash your fruits and vegetables in the solution, then rinse with clean water. This is a good way to make sure that you get all of those nasty pesticides off of your produce.

Also, it’s an all natural solution, which is a nice bonus. I promise your apples will taste so much better and cleaner.

Getting Rid of Odors From Your Hands.

You know that thing that happens when you’re making a delicious stew or pasta sauce and you cut up some raw garlic, but then your hands smell like garlic no matter how hard you scrub them or how much soap you use?.

Well, all you have to do is rub some baking soda on your hands and that should take the stink away. This trick also works with onion, fish, and other unpleasant smells.

Exfoliate gently.

Exfoliants from places like Sephora and Ulta (and even Lush) can be super pricey. You can make your own DIY body and skin exfoliant quickly and easily out of some baking soda and some water. To 1 part water, add 3 parts baking soda. Rub gently in a circular motion and then rinse clean.

Your dead skin cells will fall away (gross, I know) leaving your skin silky smooth.

De-Skunk Your Canine Companion.

My dog likes to chase skunks in the backyard at night. That means he’s gotten sprayed multiple times, and each time, we have to bathe him before we can let him back in the house.

If your dog is anything like my dog, try out a de-skunking solution of 1quart hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup baking soda, and 1 teaspoon dish-washing liquid. Your dog won’t like it, but that’s what he gets for bothering skunks.

Soft Scrub is a simple DIY project.

How easy? Sprinkle some baking soda on your tubs, sinks, or tile and then wipe with a clean damp washcloth. Rinse and dry. You can also make a paste by mixing water and baking soda beforehand.

I think I’m going to try this one as soon as I get home today. The tiles in my shower could really use a good scrub. Who knew that baking soda was so useful?.

Allow your feet to be pampered.

I didn’t include a picture of sore and tired feet here for a reason. Sore and tired feet aren’t that nice to look at. This jar of baking soda is though. If you suffer from blisters and calluses, mix up a solution of baking soda and warm water and get soaking.

Having nice, smooth feet is seriously underrated. If you haven’t given your feet some attention in a while, you should definitely give this DIY a try.

Cleaning up in the microwave is a breeze.

Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp cloth and gently scrub away any microwave mess. This hack cleans and deodorizes. It’s a win-win.

Basically, if something needs cleaning, you can probably clean it with baking soda. I’m no chemist, so I’m not sure how this stuff works, all I know is that it does work. It works really, really well. And it’s cheap, so you can’t do much better than that.

Your teeth should be whitened.

Many people will use baking soda as a natural toothpaste. There is some concern, however, that baking soda can be too abrasive for everyday use (although there are plenty of people who swear by it). You can use it from time to time to help polish and whiten teeth if you’re nervous about chipping away at your enamel.

Or you can add a bit of baking soda to any natural toothpaste recipe.

You may make your own deodorant at home.

I’m allergic to a lot of drugstore deodorants. I can pretty much only use the ones that come in gel form, which can make shopping a hassle.

If you also have sensitive skin or you just want to try something without aluminum or parabens, try making your own deodorant with 1/3 cup coconut oil, 2 Tbs baking soda, 1/3 cup arrowroot powder, and a few drops of any essential oil of your choosing.

Heartburn will be relieved.

Baking soda is a safe and reliable antacid. The recommended dosage for adults is a 1/2 teaspoon dissolved in a 4-ounce glass of water. It’s best to sip this drink slowly to avoid side effects like gas and diarrhea. You can repeat every two hours.

This solution really works, and it’s great for when heartburn strikes when you least expect it. Almost everyone has a box of baking soda at home.

Relieve Diaper Rash.

It can be difficult to determine which items are suitable for your baby’s fragile skin. As a result, it’s preferable to stick to all-natural products wherever possible. To help reduce rashes, add two tablespoons of baking soda to your baby’s bathwater.

Their buttocks will be as smooth as.. well, a baby’s bottom after the wash. Sorry, I couldn’t resist using an obvious simile. Few things are as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

Grease is naturally removed.

Allow a heaping scoop of baking soda to soak in your regular dish soap for a while. Baking soda aids in the removal of fat from dishes, making them easier to clean.

Seriously, I’m beginning to believe that baking soda can do anything. I enjoy soaking the dishes. It gives me the impression that I’m cleaning and doing something productive when I’m actually watching Netflix and doing nothing.

Freshen the air with a simple air freshener.

Surprisingly, most air fresheners on the market contain harmful ingredients that should not be inhaled. Fortunately, a simple DIY air freshener may be made. Only pure water, 1 tablespoon baking soda, and 5-6 drops of your preferred essential oil are required.

Combine all of the ingredients in a spray bottle. You now have an air freshener that is both less expensive and more environmentally friendly than Febreze.

Flatware in Polish Silver.

A simple silver shining paste made with three parts baking soda and one part water. Simply use a clean cloth or sponge to massage it onto silver flatware. Rinse, dry, and enjoy the gleam!.

Many silver polishes are extremely hazardous and should not be used near children. This is a simple, quick, safe, and effective method for keeping your silver gleaming.

Remove Crayon off the Walls.

Even if you’ve instructed your children a hundred times not to color on the walls, you know it will happen eventually. That’s just how children operate. They’ll always do exactly what you say they shouldn’t do.

Apply baking soda to a slightly damp cloth and massage lightly to remove the crayon. To restore your walls to their original state, wipe them down with a clean, dry towel.

Refrigerator odors should be absorbed.

This is a hack that many people are aware of (except for the guy who posted this photo on Twitter and was very confused about why there was a box of baking soda in the fridge in his hotel room).

To help neutralize scents, keep an open box in the back of your refrigerator. Just make sure to replace the box every couple of months, because it will stink.

Make Your Litterbox Smell Good.

A litterbox has one of the worst odors in the world. Cover the pan’s bottom with baking soda, then fill it with litter as usual. Sprinkle baking soda on top of the litter after a thorough washing to keep it fresh between changes.

A cat with baking powder on his face after kicking up a bunch of it in his litter box is one of life’s few pleasures. It’s both cute and disgusting at the same time.

Maintain the Freshness of Flowers for a Longer Period of Time.

Adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase will keep cut flowers fresh for longer. I’m sure Martha Stewart already knows about this hack and that’s why her flowers always last so long. Take a look at those lovely blooms!.

Martha Stewart is far too talented for us. Snoop Dogg is one of her buddies. I know she’s had a few scandals in her past, but she’s still a DIY queen.

Gassy Beans must be neutralized.

Sprinkle a teaspoon of baking soda in the water when you soak beans to prevent gassy issues and improve digestion. Baking soda will also make your beans softer and more tender.

If you had problems eating chili before, you should give this hack a try. Maybe the baking soda will let you enjoy this gift of a bean dish again. If it doesn’t work, don’t blame me. Blame the baking soda.

Absorb odors from the toilet.

If that hack with the beans doesn’t go your way, you’re really going to need this next tip. Add a cup of baking soda to your toilet water and leave it there for an hour before flushing. It will clean the toilet and absorb all kinds of nasty smells.

Baking soda is always going to help you out in one way or another. You just have to believe in the process.

No ‘Poo.

Many swear by the simplicity of baking soda as a shampoo that’s finished off with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse. You can make your own dry shampoo using baking soda, arrowroot powder, and lavender essential oil.

There’s no better or easier way to soak up excess oils on your scalp. I mean, you could take a shower, but ain’t nobody got time for that. You should probably shower though. That also helps with bad smells.

Keep your combs and brushes clean.

Baking soda is great to help naturally remove oils, build up, and residue on your combs and brushes. Simply soak your hair tools in a solution of water and baking soda (about 1 tsp of baking soda to a cup of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly.

I’m guessing you’ve never given any thought to how filthy your brushes are. So, if you’re thinking about it right now, please accept my apologies, but you’re welcome.
Baking soda softens the water, resulting in cleaner, fresher, and softer garments! To improve the performance of your detergent, simply add 1/2 cup baking soda to your wash.
This tip is particularly useful when it comes to washing athletic gear. Baking soda is excellent at removing perspiration odors from fabrics. Baking soda is useful for both cookies and underwear.
Do you recall making erupting volcanoes out of baking soda and vinegar when you were a kid?
You may unclog your home’s drains using the same mixture. Drano, for example, contains hazardous substances that are damaging to the environment. Because baking soda and vinegar are both natural ingredients, they are completely safe to use. You could always make a volcano with the remaining baking soda and vinegar if you’re feeling young.
Sprinkle baking soda with either salt or powdered sugar wherever you see ants. You can also strew baking soda all over the ant hill that’s causing your ant issues.
Ants can live outside all they want, but once they enter my home, it’s game over. Any ant who enters my kitchen is effectively declaring war on me.
It’s difficult to get the smell of onions and garlic off your cutting boards. Dish soap isn’t always enough to get the job done.
Scrub your cutting board with a sponge or half a lemon if you’re feeling fancy. The baking soda reacts with the acid in the lemon to increase the cleaning and deodorizing power.
A mosquito bite is one of the most unpleasant experiences one can have. Nothing ruins a camping experience like constant itching and scratching. If you don’t have any After-bite on hand, add baking soda with a little water to make your own.
The acid in the mosquito’s saliva will be neutralized by baking soda’s basic nature. Isn’t mosquito saliva disgusting?
Allow your carpet to soak in baking soda overnight. Sweep up what you can before sucking up the remains with a vacuum. This simple approach will freshen the air in your home. Basically, if something doesn’t smell as well as it should, you can nearly always improve the smell by using baking soda.
It’s just another one of life’s little miracles. Baking soda, thank you so much.
Why not follow God’s instructions and use baking soda? Make some delicious cookies. Alternatively, you may create a cake, a pastry, or any other baked dish that appeals to you. Cleaning and deodorizing are both beneficial, but eating cookies is far superior.
Our cookies are chewy and delicious because of baking soda. Without it, you can’t really make cookies. So, how long are you going to be waiting? Bake away! Your options include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and white chocolate macadamia nut.
Irritation of the skin can be alleviated with the use of this product.
Get Rid of the Smells on Your Hands.
Exfoliate with a gentle touch.
Your Dog Should Be De-Skunked.
Soft Scrub is a simple DIY project that can be completed in a matter of minutes
Treat your toes to little pampering.
It’s simple to clean up after using the microwave.
Teeth Whitening is a process that involves removing stains from the teeth.
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Deodorant may be made at home.
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Refrigerator odors can be absorbed with this product.
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Your Litterbox Should Be Deodorized
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Flowers will last longer if you keep them fresh.
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Gassy Beans are neutralized.
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No ‘Poo.’ Absorb Toilet Odors
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Maintain the cleanliness of your combs and brushes.
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************** Unclog Drains by Boosting Your Laundry Detergent.
Ants are not welcome.
Cutting Boards should be deodorized.
Insect Bites Relieved
Carpet Deodorizer **************
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Boost the effectiveness of your laundry detergent.

Baking soda softens the water in your laundry, making your clothes cleaner, fresher, and softer! To make your detergent work even better, simply add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your wash.

This tip is very useful for cleaning workout gear. Baking soda is the best way to eliminate perspiration odor out of cloth. Baking soda is useful for both cookies and your underwear.

Drains must be unclogged.

Do you recall making erupting volcanoes with baking soda and vinegar in elementary school?.

You may use the same mixture to unclog your home’s drains as well. Drano, for example, contains hazardous chemicals that are bad for the environment. Because baking soda and vinegar are both natural, they are completely safe to use. You could always make a volcano with the remaining baking soda and vinegar if you’re feeling young.

Keep the ants at bay.

Combine baking soda with either salt or powdered sugar, then sprinkle the mixture where unwelcome ants are found. You can also use a large amount of baking soda to cover the ant hill that is causing your ant difficulties.

Ants can live outside all they want, but if they step onto my property, it’s game over. Any ant who enters my kitchen is essentially declaring war.

Cutting boards should be deodorized.

It’s difficult to get the onion and garlic odors off your cutting boards. Dish soap doesn’t always get the job done completely.

Sprinkle baking soda on your cutting board, let it set for a few minutes, then scrub it clean with a sponge or a half-lemon if you’re feeling fancy. The baking soda will react with the acid in the lemon to increase the scouring and deodorizing activity.

Get Rid of Insect Bites.

There are few things in life that are more irritating than being bitten by a mosquito. Nothing ruins a camping experience like the constant scratching and itching that comes with it. You can manufacture your own After-bite by mixing baking soda with a little water if you don’t have any on hand.

Baking soda’s basic composition will neutralize the acid in mosquito saliva. Isn’t it disgusting that mosquitoes have saliva on their bodies?.

Deodorizer for carpets.

Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and leave it overnight to dry. Sweep up what you can, then suck up the rest with a vacuum. This simple method will make your entire home smell better. Basically, if something doesn’t smell as good as it should, you can almost always make it smell better using baking soda.

It’s just one of life’s tiny miracles. Baking soda is a lifesaver.

Bake a batch of cookies.

Why not utilize baking soda the way it was intended by God? Make some delicious cookies! Alternatively, you can make a cake, pastry, or any other baked dish that appeals to you. Cleaning and deodorizing things is fine, but eating cookies is far superior.

Our cookies are chewy and delicious because of the baking soda. It’s almost impossible to create cookies without it. So, what do you have to lose? Get ready to bake! Choose from chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

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