9 Amazing Ways To Use Baking Soda In Your Everyday Routine

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 : For Laundry 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:
  • Clean ovens
  • 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.
Remove Odours 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.
Cooking Ingredient 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
  • Eliminates bloating.
  • 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.
Oral Care 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.
  • Fights gingivitis
  • 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.
Additional Uses 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.
  • Works as a fire extinguisher.
  • Controls garden weeds.