Being initially introduced to baking soda through my textbook, I was amazed to find this ingredient in my house, for cake. Yeah, that’s the only use of baking soda, I’ve known for ages. Turns out, there’s a whole lot of different uses and benefits I wasn’t aware of. Are you? Let’s find out.
Okay, but don’t rush, for I’d consider talking a bit about this ingredient before heading off to the uses it beholds. Baking soda is officially called as “Sodium Bicarbonate”, and is used for baking purposes. Uh, that’s it, I guess.
Let’s just get ourselves talking about the versatility and uses of baking soda. Whether it be about clothes, home or self-grooming, baking soda does it all and how. You’d be amazed and gratified to find this amazing alternative to most of your needs, because I was, I still am. So, let’s get rolling.
Uses of Baking Soda!
Having a foul breath feels terrible. Not only does it leave you feel embarrassed in front of others, but brings out a weird non-freshness within. Considering which, we end up exploring the number of ways to fight the problem off and baking soda is just one of them.
All you have to do is mix two teaspoons of the ingredient in one glass of warm water and swish. It is recommended to keep the solution in mouth for not more or less than 30 seconds. Also, you don’t necessarily have to have a foul breath to accept it as your oral hygiene. Just mix, swish and rinse.
Repeat the process for few days and you’re good to go.
2. Teeth whitening:
Your smile reflects your heart, they say, and we surely wouldn’t want it to be the dirty yellowish something. Tooth discolouring is common amongst people, no matter for how many times they brush their teeth per day, we’d notice them turning yellow. That’s usually because of the food and drinks we take.
Anyway, what we need is a solution. There are a whole lot of whitening gels available in the market today, but wouldn’t you prefer using or trying the natural over chemically advanced solution!? Baking soda contain the set of properties that works through the process of teeth whitening.
All you’ve to do is mix a teaspoon of soda with two times water and brush the paste over your teeth. Spit it in about a minute or two, and you might start noticing the difference in an attempt or more. You can consider practicing it few times a week.
3. Gentle Face Scrub:
Our face needs a constant care and attention for standing out to the world. But are we comfortable exposing our sensitive skin to the chemicals available in the market? Not really! Well, I am not.
I am usually always looking forward to the natural tactics towards keeping my skin glowing, which made me come up with the list of “Home-made Face scrubs for all skin types”. Have you checked it? Well, you should, for I am not into boasting, but the list “is something”! Rest, depends upon you!
Anyway, as I was saying, the natural methods and techniques towards face grooming can bring out results with no side-effects involved. Baking soda is one such ingredient, that you can consider using as a face scrub. Just mix baking soda and water in a way that makes a scrub like paste. Apply it gently, exfoliate and rinse. Isn’t it amazing how we can benefit the uses of baking soda for our own self?
4. Foot Pampering:
Following a long day at work or house chores, result into making us feel tired as hell. At the end, all we need is a soothing foot massage or something to calm ourselves down, but is it that easy to want something and have it in our service? Not necessarily! But, guess what? Now, you can have yourself pampered with a simple combination of baking soda and water.
So, you don’t have to be doing a lot, but mix both of them to be able to soak your feet finally. It would deliver your feet a soothing and softening effect at core, and you’d be feeling fresh for good. This looks like a must-try kinda thing!
Now, as same as your personal self, baking soda is also useful in cleansing your home purposes. Whether it be a tile, sink, oven, silverware or anything else, baking soda would leave it shining. Wanna know some more details regarding the hack? Let’s discuss some more uses of baking soda.
5. Floor Cleaner:
Having a nicely cleaned flooring is such a headache! No matter what chemicals you be using, you’d never find yourself satisfied. But here’s something that could deliver you the result so awesome, baking soda. With its properties of being able to clean a harsh stain off, the ingredient can have your back anytime you want.
All you need is to mix the ingredient with water and wipe the dirt off! Also, you can consider making a paste combining baking soda and water, apply it on the surface and wipe it off. Not just easy, this method seems to me a lot more pocket-friendly than anything else, ever. Isn’t it?
6. Clean and Deodorize the Refrigerator:
We have talked about baking soda being an amazing cleaner quite enough, now is the time to appreciate this ingredient as a deodorant. Following which, not only would you be able to clean the stains off of your refrigerator, but also negate any kind of foul smells outta it. And, how’d you do that?
Well, place one open box containing baking soda inside the refrigerator and let it absorb all the bad odours. You’d notice the difference quite soon, for it will leave your fridge feel fresh! Also, don’t forget changing the box in a matter of months.
Not just that though, baking soda also works the best towards deodorizing the garbage can and carpets. Just sprinkle a bit at the bottom and your dustbin would be free from any weird odours.
7. Unclogging the Drains:
It’s too common for a person to experience a problem with drains. But, guess what, baking soda can help you out with that too! Yeah, mix some amount of baking soda with water or vinegar solution and pour it down in the drain. After few minutes, finish the process by pouring some boiling water down and you’d feel the difference.
The method is pretty old, which anyway determines its authenticity. So, go on, try it yourself, I mean whenever you feel your drain or sinks being clogged.
8. Whitens the Laundry:
Now, here’s something! Remember the time, when you felt pretty bad about spilling a coffee or a tea on your favourite dress? Because, you knew, you won’t be able to get the stain off! Well, looks like, we’ve got a solution, which is for the umpteenth time, baking soda.
Not only does it whiten the laundry, but also softens them pretty well. Isn’t that awesome? Okay, I am in a state of utter astonishment, right now. I remember my mom scolding me for spilling something on my dress, for the struggle she’d have to experience cleaning it. But, I guess, I am going to give her a solution myself, this time! Yayy! 😉
Anyway, all you have to do is add half a cup of ingredient with your detergent and let it perform the act.
9. Cleaning Silver Jewellery:
Silver is one of those things that can’t be cleaned pretty easy! All you can do for them, is stand there and watch it getting stained, uh, not anymore though. Not with baking soda in hand! It is one of the natural and most reliable methods towards cleaning silver products. Oh God, I suddenly feel myself a smartass, which isn’t true, but who cares!
Anyway, in order to clean your silver ornaments and others, you’d be needing a pan, aluminium foil, baking soda and a stove. Place the foil inside the pan in a way that faces shinier side upwards. Now, place your silver inside the pan and pour it with hot water containing about ½ the teaspoon of baking soda. Let it rest and work towards cleaning the dirt off.
Apart of all the above-mentioned benefits and uses of baking soda, it is also believed to be an amazing rescue for problems including itchy skin, heart burn and rashes. Now, this seriously might be effective, but I won’t suggest you trying the ingredient without consulting your doctor or care-taker.
Also, did you know, people consider using this powder as a deodorant too? Yeah, I was shocked when I heard that, but it’s true. Baking soda turns out to be a pretty preferable alternative to all those chemical-induced talcum powders. It’s kinda awesome, but not suggested to be used by anyone and everyone, for it can disturb body’s natural pH levels.
That’s it, I guess! I hope you find the article useful and might start using baking soda for much more of the tasks then baking your caking! Let me know how did you find this? Also, share some more uses of the ingredient you are aware of!? Okay? See ya. 😊
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