Talk of baking soda and I am sure all you will think are the yummy cakes, muffins and mouth watering breads. However baking soda is lot more than just a culinary element. It is a host to many alternative uses and can become very handy while you are cleaning your home. Apart from this baking soda is said to be beneficial for your skin and is useful in maintaining your oral health. Keep reading as we bring you various uses of the wonder ingredient called baking soda :
To use baking soda for your clothes, dissolve it in some water and use it in your normal washing or with washing machine. It helps to
• Remove odours from your clothes.
• Remove stains from your clothes and innerwear.
• Remove stains from collar and cuffs.
• Enhances the purpose of bleach powder.
• Remove stains that are formed by spill of ink, wine or fruits.
• Eliminates greasiness.
In Your kitchen
This non toxic and environmental friendly ingredient is perfect to use for cleaning your kitchen equipments. Mix baking soda with water to form a paste, use this paste to:
Remove grease from gas stoves
Disinfect cutting boards
Clean buttons and knobs of kitchen equipments without damaging their indicators and paints.
Clean kitchen shelves, racks and cabinets.
Removing cooking and food odours
Removes tea and coffee stains.
Wash fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides from them
Clean refrigerator and freezer
Remove food stains from pots and pan and keep them clean.
Multi Purpose Household Cleaner
Make your own multi-purpose household cleanser by mixing baking soda with water. Use this as a spray or use it as a thicker paste.
Clean metallic and silver jewellery
Clean glassware and crystal artefacts and bring a shine to them.
Use it as an disinfectant in bathrooms.
Clean the moulds on shower curtains.
Unclog water pipes.
Remove stains from wooden furniture
Remove rust stains and soleplate of irons.
Use it to remove soot stains from the bricks of fire place.
Remove crayon marks, ink marks and marker stains
Clean and renew your sports shoes with baking soda.
Wash stuff toys
Wash stuff toys.
Wash and clean wicker furniture.
Baking soda is a powerful ingredient to eliminate odours from various objects at your home. To use just sprinkle some baking powder directly or on a damp cloth
Deodorize your shoes by sprinkling baking soda in your shoes.
Use it to wash hands to remove smells from your hands.
Remove odours from microwaves, refrigerators and ovens.
Remove smells from mattresses, quilts, bedcovers, bags and suitcases.
Deodorise your car.
Although we all know that baking soda as the name suggests helps to bake cakes or breads, however it is also used for cooking other foods as well,
Helps to make meats and chicken tender.
Add it to mash potato to make it fluffier.
Neutralises the acid effect of orange juice.
Keeps natural colour of cauliflower in place and helps to clean it well.
Eliminates excess vinegar.
Prevents milk from curdling.
Helps To Cure Ailments
Baking soda is an effective ingredient to cure common ailments from your body. Dissolve baking soda in water and use it to gargle or as a hot water compress. This solution helps to
Acts as antacid to treat indigestion
Reduces inflammation caused by jellyfish sting.
Soothes itching and skin irritations caused by chicken pox.
Helps to reduce tonsillitis pain, speeds up the recovery process.
Helps to clear nasal congestion.
Soothes burnt tongue and mouth sores
Relieves joint pains.
Combine baking soda with water to form a paste, use this paste for your complete oral hygiene. Baking soda will help to
Remove tartar, dental plaque and remove bad smells from your mouth.
Cleans teeth and treats various sores and cracked corners of your mouth.
Skin And Hair Care
Baking soda is a natural ingredient that is gentle on your skin and hair. Use it
Use it after shaving to avoid skin irritation
Use baking soda as a face and body scrub by mixing it with water.
Add rose water to baking soda and use it exfoliate your skin.
Use it to remove toxins and debris from your skin.
Instead of shampoo use baking soda to wash your hair.
It helps to eliminate dandruff.
Baking soda helps to soften your elbows and knees.
Use it to whiten your underarms.
Softens your cuticles.
In addition to these, baking soda is also useful in surprising ways
Controls garden insects, flies, works a natural insecticide.
Keeps cockroaches at bay. Mix it with some sugar and spray it over to eliminate ants from your home.