Baking soda is one of the most versatile items we can stock in our pantry.Most of us use baking soda for baking or for a delicious okra meal. However there are so many other uses for baking soda that will make you jump out your seat and dash to the nearest store to buy some! No matter what brand of baking soda you are interested in using you will know how to use baking soda in every room of your home.
Baking soda for baby!
You better believe it! (Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a normal constituent of body fluids. It aids in maintaining the normal ph of the blood.So its absolutely safe if correct quantities are used). Baking soda can be used to make a nasal spray to help unblock the babys nose when he has snuffles.Here is the formula:
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking soda.
Put a 2 to 3 drops in each nostril. Whats good for baby is good for mum too.Go on and try it for yourself!
Clean up your mouth! For a smile thatâ€™s cleaner, whiter and fresher try baking soda. It is a gentle non-fluoride dentifrice that helps keep teeth clean and white. Dip a damp toothbrush in some baking soda sprinkled into your palm. Brush as usual and rinse. Baking soda does not contain the anti-cavity ingredient fluoride. Use it where water is fluorinated or when a non-fluoride toothpaste is desired for adult use or as directed by your dentist or physician.
Bad breath keeping you tight-lipped? Put one teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of water, swish, spit and rinse. Odors are neutralized – not just covered up!
Baking soda as a deodorant
For a quick pit stop dust some baking soda under arms as needed to feel fresh all day. The magic of baking soda is it actually absorbs odors instead of just covering them up.
Baking soda as a soothing foot soak
A great way to start your home pedicure! Dissolve 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a basin of warm water and soak feet. Gently scrub with a paste of baking soda. The hardest part is deciding which color nail polish youâ€™ll use this week!
Baking soda for hair care
Sprinkle a small amount 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.
Household cleaning product
Have you ever noticed that baking soda is an ingredient in many household-cleaning supplies that you already use? Baking is a powerful cleaning agent so get rid of those hazardous chemicals we use to clean our homes and try it instead to clean:
floors – mix 1/2 cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
shower curtains – clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtain by sprinkling baking soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean.
sinks – you can keep your sinks smelling fresh by putting a few tablespoons of baking soda down them and then running the hot water. Baking soda can even unclog a slow running sink, especially when you add a little vinegar and plenty of hot water. It’s good preventative maintenance to do this with regularity.
bathtub – glub in the tub? For safe, effective cleaning of the bathroom tubs, tile and sinks even shiny fiberglass and glossy tiles sprinkle baking soda lightly on a clean damp sponge and scrub as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. Afterwards, take a nice relaxing bath without the worry of harsh chemicals.
Odors-baking soda absorbs odors. Sometimes cupboards under the sink have that damp smell thats so hard to get rid of. Just leave some baking soda in the cupboard and it will absorb the smell. Baking sodas freshening capabilities can be applied to anything from removing chemical smells from clothes to removing dog odors!
Refreshing bath soak
No cell phones allowed! Wash away more than just tension. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to neutralizes acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration. Your skin will feel silky smooth!
Face it! Using baking soda as an invigorating, yet gentle, facial scrub will leave your skin silky smooth. Sprinkle a little baking soda into your palm and mix into a paste (3 parts baking soda to 1 part water). Apply in a gentle circular motion then rinse clean.
Cleaning Brushes and Combs
For lustrous hair with shine, keep brushes and combs clean. Remove natural oil build-up and hair product residue by soaking combs and brushes in a solution of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a small basin of warm water. Rinse and allow to dry.
Doing laundry can be a pleasure when your clothes come out the way you want them to – clean, sweet smelling and fresh. Baking soda does the trick. Put about a quarter cup in the laundry. It helps soften and boosts cleaning power.
Make a paste of baking soda and water, scoop some onto a clean, soft rag, and polish the silver. Rinse and polish dry.
The list is endless! Try saving some money by using some of this ingenious product!