8 Unknown Uses Of Baking Soda
We usually associate baking soda with cooking. But we don’t know that the powder has countless other uses which go beyond the culinary sphere, with many having an impact on our health and many more assisting us in cleaning the home. Below are several practical ideas to use baking soda at home, as compiled by Care2.com:
If you want to freshen your breath anytime over the day without having to use a tooth brush and paste, then here is a simple solution. Put one teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse. Odors are neutralized, not just covered up.
Every few weeks add some baking soda to your toothpaste and brush thoroughly. Even if specialists say baking soda is too abrasive to turn into a regular alternative toothpaste, using it once in a while help polish and whiten teeth.
An easy and efficient way to remove the dead skin is by making a composition of three parts baking soda and one part water. Gently rub the skin in circles and then rinse clean. The same composition will help you relieve insect bites. Last, but not least, if you have an irritated skin, add a cup of baking soda to bathwater to soften your skin and relieve skin irritations.
Since we mentioned bathing, here is another accessible recipe to beautify yourselves. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly–baking soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.
If you have a sponge you want to freshen, just soak the stale-smelling item in a strong baking soda solution to get rid of the mess (4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1 liter of warm water). The sponge will lose both the shabby look and the odors.
Tile floors can be easily cleaned if you add ½ cup of baking soda to a bucket of warm water. The floor will sparkle after the mop does its job. For scuff marks, use baking soda on a clean damp sponge, then rinse.