Video: 20 Extraordinary Household Uses for Baking Soda


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


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