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DIY USES OF BAKING SODA IN THE HOME

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Aside from baking, Baking Soda can be used for more things than we know. This natural product also known as Sodium Bicarbonate doesn’t only make your cakes taste better, but it also improves your life in the most toxic-free and eco-friendly way (other friendly multi-purpose products include lemons and olive oil). This super-cheap wonder product helps regulate and neutralize pH, which means its substance is never too acidic or too alkaline.

  1. Make a toothpaste. Dip your toothbrush into some baking soda as they did in the olden days to whiten your teeth and freshen your breath.
  2. Use as a deodorant. Lightly pat baking soda under your arms to chill out body odor.
  3. Use as a mouthwash. Neutralize the odor in your mouth by putting one teaspoon of baking soda in a small glass. Swirl around your mouth, spit it out, and rinse.
  4. Relieve diaper rash. An itchy baby bum can use two tablespoons of baking soda in bathwater to relieve a red rash.
  5. Use as an antacid. Baking soda can relieve heartburn, stomach upset, and acid indigestion. Half a teaspoon of baking soda with half a cup of water should do the trick.
  6. Soothe your feet. Pamper your feet by soaking them in a warm basin of water with three tablespoons of baking soda.
  7. Unclog your sink. One cup of baking soda plus one cup of vinegar will help unclog your drains at home.
  8.  Clean baby clothes gently. For a non-harsh cleanser, add half a cup of baking soda to chemical-free liquid laundry detergent and wash clothes.
  9.  Keep your combs and brushes clean. Soak them in a small basin of warm water with one teaspoon of baking soda. Rinse and let dry.
  10.  Keep your oral appliances clean. Mouthpieces like retainers and dentures need odor neutralization, so add two teaspoons of baking soda dissolved in a cup of warm water to keep them clean.
  11.  Polish silver. Brighten your silver with baking soda and water paste. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth, rinse, and dry.
  12.  Brighten your floors. Get rid of grime easily by using half a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water. This also helps scuff marks.
  13.  Clean the microwave. Add baking soda to a sponge and clean the insides of your microwave and reduce odors.
  14.  Clean the oven. Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom surface of your oven and spray with water to dampen the soda. Let sit overnight and scrub in the morning, rinsing thoroughly.
  15.  Make a simple soft surface scrub. Sprinkle baking soda lightly on a damp sponge and scrub your bathtubs, tiles, and sinks. Rinse and wipe dry.
  16. Clean pots and pans. Remove baking residue by shaking a generous amount of soda onto pots and pans. Add hot water and dish detergent, soak for 15 minutes and wash.
  17. Clean vinyl shower curtains. Sprinkle baking soda on a damp brush and scrub the curtains, rinse clean and hang to dry.
  18.  Boost your laundry detergent. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your liquid detergent to get your clothes brighter.
  19. Deodorize the refrigerator. Place an open box of baking soda to deodorize your refrigerator.
  20. Deodorize garbage cans. Sprinkling baking soda on the bottom of your rubbish bin will keep unfortunate smells away.
  21.  Freshen your closet. Place a box of baking soda in your closet to freshen your wardrobe. Add a few drops of lavender oil to ward off moths.
  22.  Remove toilet odors. Add one cup of baking soda to the toilet and let sit for one hour before you flush.
  23.  Deodorize sneakers.  Shake baking soda into unused sneakers to keep them fresh until wearing them again.
  24.  Keep ants away. Mix baking soda and salt 50/50 and sprinkle the mixture when the ants come marching in.

Source: Lifehack

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