One of the best ingredients every person should have in their kitchen is baking soda. You can use this ingredient for cleaning the indoor and the outdoor, for deodorizing, as a health ailment, as a beauty product, and much more.
Health and beauty
– Freshens your mouth – mix one teaspoon of baking soda with a half glass of water, and swish some of it, spit, and rinse your mouth.
– Heartburn – drink one half glass of water with one teaspoon of baking soda in it and the heartburn will go away – Relieve body odor – you can use baking soda as an underarm deodorant as well. Apply it using a powder puff.
– Soothe your feet – add three tablespoons of baking soda to a warm bath and soak your feet into this solution. After that, scrub gently.
– Facial scrub – combine water and baking soda in the ratio 1:3, and then rub it on your skin making circular motions. In the end, rinse it off
– Polish silver – prepare a paste combining one part water and three parts of baking soda. Then, rub the paste onto the silverware using a clean cloth or a sponge. In the end, rinse thoroughly
– Clean sponges – dissolve four tablespoons of baking soda into one quart of warm water, and soak the smelly sponges in it
– Clean the oven – make a solution from water and baking soda and spray it over the oven, leaving it overnight. The following morning, scrub and wipe it away
– Freshen your fridge – if you want to eliminate the odors from the fridge, open a container of baking soda and put it into the fridge
– Longer lasting flowers – if you want to keep the cut flowers fresh for longer, add one teaspoon of baking soda to the water in the vase
– Clean shoes – you can make a paste using baking soda and water and then apply this paste onto the shoes, scrub using a sponge or rag, and in the end, wipe it off
Garden and garage
Remove oil stains from garage floors: scrub the spots with a brush and a mixture of water with baking soda;
Rejuvenate the greenery: prepare a mixture of 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ½ a teaspoon of clear ammonia, and 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt in a gallon of water. Use a quart of the solution on every rosebush-size shrub that has lost its luster;
Repel bugs: sprinkle some baking soda on the basement windows and under the sinks in order to repel ants and cockroaches;
Sweeten tomatoes: sprinkle some baking soda on the soil which surrounds the vegetable in order to give a flavor to your tomatoes;
Deodorize cars: sprinkle some baking soda onto the fabric and carpets, wait for 15 minutes and vacuum up.
Make fluffier omelets– add ½ tsp. baking soda per egg to make your omelet fluffier.
Remove pesticides – dissolve ¼ cup baking soda in a sink full of water to remove insecticides from fruit and vegetables. Immerse the produce in the solution, leave it for a couple of hours then rinse well.
Deodorize the cutting boards – apply some baking soda on your cutting boards, scrub well then wash