25 Amazing Uses Of Baking Soda

    Amazing uses of baking soda
    Amazing uses of baking soda

    We all are very much aware of Baking Soda the common ingredient in every kitchen. But how many of you are actually aware of the thousands of uses of Baking Soda? Yes, baking soda is full of benefits and it is purely natural and safe.

    Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance comes in the form of crystals but often available in the market in the form of powder. Sodium bicarbonate has antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties in it. Baking soda is very effective for skin and hair as well and other uses of sodium bicarbonate are many.

    There are numerous uses of baking soda such as for cleaning purpose, for skin care, for hair care and many other. We’ll be discussing all the uses of baking soda below.

    Uses Of Baking Soda For Cleaning Purpose

    1. Natural Kitchen Scrub

    Baking Soda is a natural cleaning agent which can be easily used for cleaning purpose in your kitchen also and It is completely safe.

    What To do:

    • Take some amount of baking soda and spread it on the surface in your kitchen. You can also add some essential oils such as lemon oil, peppermint oil, and lavender oil for more effective results.
    • Now take a sponge and rub the effective area you will get the clean and fresh surface.
    Kitchen
    Baking Soda is a natural cleaning agent which can be easily used for cleaning purpose in your kitchen

    2. Pans and Pots Cleanser

    Baking soda can be used for cleaning pans and pots as Baking soda has the cleaning properties and it can easily be used for hand wash pans and pots and of course, it won’t damage your valuables.

    What To Do

    • Take your pans and pots and let them soak in baking soda for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • All the grease and stuck food and grumpy food will come out easily.
    baking soda for pots and pans
    Baking soda has cleaning properties which can be really helpful for cleaning the stubborn residues from the pots and pans

    3. Carpet Cleaner

    All the carpet cleaners available in the market has chemicals in it which can be very harmful to the pets as well as your toddlers at home. Switch to baking soda instead which is organic and has no side effects on your pets and your kids as well.

    What To Do

    • Take some moderate amount of baking soda and spread it on the carpet.
    • Let the baking soda sit there for at least 15 to 20 minutes and then vacuum it normally.
    Use baking soda to clean your carpet
    Use baking soda to clean your carpet

    4. Clean your Silverware

    Taking care of your silverware is very important and it is quite difficult too. But when you have baking soda at home then taking care of silver can be really easy.

    What To Do

    • Take three part of baking soda and one part of water and mix them well and make a paste of it.
    • Now, rub the paste on the silverware and let it sit there for at least 15 to minutes.
    • After 20 minutes rinse the silverware and enjoy the new shine.
    silver ware
    Baking soda can really helpful in taking care of your silverware

    5. Clean Your Microwave

    The sticky food is hard to take from the walls of the microwave and to take off the stubborn food is really hard. There are many chemicals available in the market in order to clean the Microwave but, using chemicals can lead to harmful results. So, switch to a natural cleaner baking soda.

    What To Do

    • Take a microwave safe bowl and add two tablespoons of baking soda in it and add one cup of water in it.
    • Place the bowl in the microwave and set the timer to three minutes.
    • When the water will come to boil the baking soda will kill the unpleasant smell in the microwave and the steam will clean the spots and stains inside the microwave.
    • When three minutes are over just keep the door shut and let the steam do it work for more two to three minutes.
    • Then take a damp cloth and clean the microwave from inside and your microwave will be as good as new.
    microwave
    Baking is a natural component to clean your microwave

    6. Natural Floor Cleaner

    Baking soda can be used for floor cleaning as well. Nowadays most of the people use chemical floor cleaning agents which can be really harmful to your pets and your kids at home.

    What To Do

    • Baking soda is a great source to clean your floors.
    • Just take 1/2 cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse your floor with this water and the floor will be as sparkling as new.
    • If there are any strong or harsh marks on the floor then take a clean damp sponge and rinse the floor with it, the stubborn marks will go away.
    mopping
    Add baking soda in your daily mopping activity and make your home as clean as new

    7. Natural Dish-Washer 

    We all use chemically infused dishwashers in the form of bars and liquid soaps for cleaning purpose. But, I suggest you shift to some natural ways such as the use of baking soda for cleaning your utensils also.

    What To Do

    • Take some amount of baking soda and add it to your regular dishwashing cycle: this will not only remove the unwanted grease from the utensils but also will eliminate the layer of dirt from them, leaving a fresh smell.
    dishawasher
    Add baking soda in your daily dishwasher and clean your utensils naturally

    8. Shoe Deodorizer

    Are you tired of trying removing the smell out of your shoes? Try baking soda.

    What To Do

    • Take some baking soda and sprinkle it inside the shoes.
    • let it sit there for 5 to 10 minutes and the smell will clear up completely.
    Remove-Odor-from-Your-Shoes-with-Baking-Soda
    Remove odor from your shoes with baking soda

    9. Clean Your Shower Door

    A clean and tidy bathroom in the bedroom shows your personal hygiene and those glass shower doors add a classy touch to the bathroom. But, water stains make the doors look unattractive and untidy and to help you here we have a solution called Baking soda. Yes, baking soda can be really helpful for cleaning the glass doors without leaving any scratch on the door.

    What To Do 

    • Take a damp sponge and sprinkle some baking soda on it and wipe the bathroom glass with it.
    • Rinse well and dry the door.
    bathroom glass door
    Clean your bathroom glass doors with the help of baking soda

    10. To Clean The Kitchen Sink Naturally

    The kitchen sink is the really important and required part of the kitchen which needs to be clean daily in order to stay healthy. To clean the sink, use of chemicals is strictly not recommended because chemicals can be really harmful to your health. So, here is a completely natural way to clean the sink; Baking soda.

    What To Do

    • Wet the entire sink fully and then sprinkle some amount of baking soda on it and then scrub the sink and rinse thoroughly.
    • You can use the toothbrush in order to clean the edges of the sink.
    Kitchen Sink
    Clean your Kitchen Sink with baking soda

    11. Wardrobe Freshener

    We all love our clothes and we all want it to be always fresh nice and fresh. But, when we keep our clothes in our wardrobe for a long time period then they tend to smell a little bit. To get rid of that smell baking soda can be really helpful.

    What To Do 

    • Just take some baking soda in a box or in an open cup and place in the corner of your wardrobe.
    • The baking soda will absorb the smell and will leave your clothes and your wardrobe with a fresh and a refreshing smell.
    wardrobe
    Put some baking soda in your wardrobe and get rid of the unpleasant smell

    12. Wash Your Car

    Washing your car is a good habit and if you have the right ingredients to wash your car then it’s going to be a great deal. Generally, people wash their cars with chemicals or liquid soaps but, soaps and other chemical products can fade the color of your car. So, use baking soda instead. Yes, I’m talking about baking soda, surprised? Well, baking soda is a great option to wash your car with, because baking soda can easily remove grease and dirt.

    What To Do

    • Take one cup of warm water and one-fourth cup of baking soda and make a fine paste of it.
    • Now with the help of a sponge rub the paste onto the car seats, tires, windows, lights and rinse thoroughly.
    • You can also dilute the mixture in a big tub and then can wash your car with that water. But make sure you dissolve the powder completely because baking soda can be really harsh in its powdered form.
    car seat
    Clean you car with baking soda in order to get that stubborn stains removed and for the shine

    Uses Of Baking Soda For Personal Care

    13. Organic Deodorant

    There are a number of deodorants available in the market today and they all contain less or more amount of chemicals which are harmful to our skin. So, avoid using chemically treated deodorants instead switch to natural deodorants. DIY deodorants. With Baking soda.

    What To Do 

    • Take seven to eight tablespoons of baking soda and a little bit of water –Don’t dissolve it– and then rub the solution under your arms.
    • You can also mix baking soda with cornstarch and apply it to your underarms. Cornstarch will make the solution more valuable and you can get rid of the odor and the cornstarch will also help in preventing the wetness.
    • Take a bowl and mix one part of baking soda with six parts of cornstarch and apply this paste on our underarms.
    • You can simply wet your finger with water and then run your finger in baking soda and then apply this baking soda on your finger in your underarms.
    • This is a great way to make your own natural deodorant.
    natural deodorant
    Make your own DIY natural deodorant

    14. Natural Exfoliator

    Removing dead and dry skin from the face is really important in order to prevent your skin from looking dull and cranky. You must be buying those expensive scrubs to exfoliate your skin which can leave a bad impact on your skin. Try baking soda instead. A completely natural way of exfoliation.

    What To do

    • Take one part of water and three parts of baking soda and make a paste of it and apply it on your face in a circular motion. Then rinse your face with normal water.
    • This will remove the dead skin from the face and will give you a naturally clear skin.
    • If you have an oily and acne-prone skin type, then the baking soda can really work as a great exfoliator for you.
    • Take a little bit of baking soda and mix it with water in your palm only and gently scrub your face in circular motion to remove the dead skin cells.
    • The fresh and glowing skin underneath will be discovered.
    facewash
    Remove your dead and dry skin with the help of baking soda

    15. Improves Skin Complexion

    We all want a clear skin tone and fair complexion. Isn’t it? Well, obviously not all of us, but many of us want that. If you want a brighter and even skin tone then baking soda is a great option for you. baking soda balances the pH level of the skin which is essential to maintain the even skin tone.

    What To Do 

    • Take one to two tablespoons of baking soda with water or rose water and make a fine paste and make sure there should be no lumps in it.
    • Apply the fine paste on your clean face and allow it to sit for 1 minute. Now, gently rub the paste using the tips of your fingers.
    • Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
    • Repeat this method only once or twice a week not more than that.
    • make sure you moisturize your skin after using this.
    • You can also try baking soda with one tablespoon of lemon juice in it and you can also add 4 to 5 drops of extra-virgin olive oil in it and then apply the paste on your face.
    • Leave it for 5 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
    • Repeat the process 2 or 3 times a week only.
    skin
    Baking soda balances the pH level of the skin which is essential to maintain the even skin tone

    16. Tan Remover

    During the summer season, the problem of tanned skin is very common and to get rid of the problem people tend to rush to expensive solutions. But we have a very easy and inexpensive solution for your tanning problem.

    What To Do 

    • Take three parts of baking soda and one part of water make a paste and gently scrub the affected area with the paste.
    • All the tan effect will vanish.
    sun tan
    Baking soda can help you to remove the bad effects of suntan

    17. Natural Teeth Whitener

    Baking soda is a great option to make your teeth shines as white as pearls. It works as a stain remover and removes the yellow stains from your teeth. Also, it neutralizes the acids generated by the bacteria present in the mouth and thus removes the plaque.

    What To Do 

    • Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your toothbrush along with regular toothpaste and brush as normal.
    • Repeat this for a week, daily (once a day).
    • You can also prepare your own DIY (Do it yourself) teeth whitener by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and 4 tablespoons of turmeric root powder.
    • You can use this paste once a day for a couple of days. But do not overuse it access use of baking soda can shred your teeth’s natural and protective enamel.
    Whiten Teeth
    Baking soda is a great option to make your teeth white

    18. Foot Care

    If you want a good and anti-fungal foot care then use baking soda to give your feet an amazing pedicure. All the fungal from the feet will be removed.

    What To Do

    • Take a tub and put some warm water in it and add an adequate amount of baking soda in it. Say if you are taking one part of water then add three parts of baking soda in the water and soak your feet in it.
    • Let your feet soaked in for at least 10 minutes.
    • All the fungal will be removed and your feet will be softer.
    foot message
    Give yourself a relaxing foot massage with baking soda

    19. Itchy Skin Reliever

    During the winter season, the problem of itchiness and dry skin is very common. But baking soda can help you to get the itching free skin. But if you take bath with baking soda mixed in your bathing water then the problem of itching and dry skin can be solved.

    What To Do

    • First of all never take bath with hot water, always use warm water in the winter season. As hot water can worsen the dry skin problem by absorbing the oil from your body.
    • Take half-cup of baking soda and mix it with your bathing water, this will soothe your whole body.
    • In summers also, mix baking soda in the water and take bath with it. As baking soda mixed water will give you relief from sunburn or bug bites.
    itchy skin
    Baking soda can give you itch-free skin

    20. Hand Softner

    Who doesn’t like or want soft and clean hands? Well in order to get those soft and clean hands do not go for harsh soaps and those expensive hand creams, just try baking soda.

    What To Do 

    • Take one cup of water, some mild liquid soap and add two tablespoons of baking soda to it and mix well.
    • Now, wash your hands with this liquid.
    • This liquid will scrub your hands by removing all the dirt and odor from them and will leave them soft and dirt-free.
    soft hands
    Use baking soda to get soft hands

    21. Hair care

    We all know the uses and benefits of vinegar for the hair but Baking soda is also very useful in terms of making your hair more shiny and clean.

    What To Do 

    • When you wash your hair, along with your shampoo sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm, mix them well and wash your hair with it.
    • shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly
    • Baking soda will help in removing the dirt and residue that your styling products leave behind and your hair will become cleaner and more manageable.
    beautiful hair
    Wash your hair with baking soda to get that shiny and beautiful hair

    22. Hair Brush & Comb Cleaner

    It is quite difficult to clean hair brushes and combs that we regularly use. The dirt stick to the root of the bristles is hard to remove. In order to keep your hair healthy and shinier, keep your brushes and combs clean.

    What To Do

    • Take a tub and fill it with warm water and add one full tablespoon of baking soda in it.
    • Now dip your hair brushes and combs in it and let it sit there for half an hour.
    • Take them out after 30 minutes, rinse and then allow them to dry before using them.
    Clean your combs and brushes with baking soda
    Clean your combs and brushes with baking soda

    23. Washing Machine Cleaner

    The washing machine is required to be washed from inside. Sometimes it happened that while washing the clothes accidentally you washed the crayons or the candies within the clothes and your clothes and your washing machine both get dirtier instead of getting clean. Worry not we have the solution; baking soda. Yes, use baking soda to remove the marks of crayons or candies from both your clothes and your washing machine as well.

    What To Do

    • Use baking soda and water paste to wash your washing machine from inside.
    • Rinse your clothes with the mixture of baking soda and water.
    washing machine
    washing machine

    24. Improve The Smell Of A Water Bottle

    Generally, water bottles tend to smell bad if they are always filled with water or if they are not washed properly, to get rid of that smell use baking soda.

    What To Do 

    • Soak the water bottle in baking soda solution for some time and then rinse well.
    • The bottle will smell nice.
    water bottle
    water bottle

    25. Baking Soda Can Help In Digestion 

    Causes of indigestion can be many such as eating too much, too soon or too late. Whenever you eat beyond your limits then your stomach has to face to some problem in order to digest that extra food.

    What To Do 

    • Just take a half glass of water and mix a half tablespoon of baking soda in it and drink it.
    • This liquid solution will do the needful.
    Happy-tummy
    Happy-tummy

    So, these were some of the amazing uses of baking soda. Do try them and make your daily hustle easier. Make sure you do not use baking soda in access for any of the remedy mentioned above as access of anything is bad. So, guys, be careful and make most of the baking soda in order to reduce your labor. If you like this post then do like and share. Also, we would love to know your experiences with baking soda, do share with us in the comment section below. For more interesting articles like this keep connected to Insiderindian.com Keep Coming Back !!!

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