25 uses for baking soda
Read this informative article to find out how you can use baking soda in more ways than you could imagine!
1. Safely Clean Eye Glasses
Run some water over both lens of your glasses. Then, sprinkle some baking soda over one side of the lens. Wet your fingertips and gently rub the soda all over the lens on both sides. Rinse your glasses and dry them with a soft cloth.
2. Create a Natural Deodorant
Pour some baking soda into a powder box. Then use a powder puff to dab the dry soda under your armpits!
3. Remove Crayon Marks Instantly!
Dip a clean, damp sponge into a bowl of baking soda. Use the sponge to instantly remove crayon marks off of walls, floors, and furniture.
4. Whiten Your Teeth
Simply dip your wet tooth brush into a box of baking soda. Then, brush your teeth as normal. The soda will whiten your teeth and freshen your breath at the same time!
5. Create an Auto Air Freshener
Fill up the ashtrays in your car, truck, or van with plain old baking soda. The soda will help to freshen the air and eliminate odors!
6. Dry Clean Your Pet
Sprinkle some baking soda on your dog or cat’s fur. Then, brush the soda through the fur thoroughly. It will clean and freshen your pet in between baths!
7. Use to Deodorize the Litter Box
Sprinkle an even layer in your cat’s litter box every time you clean it. It will help to remove smells and odors.
8. Use as an Affordable Carpet Deodorizer
Sprinkle baking soda evenly across a carpet. Allow the soda to sit undisturbed for several hours. Then, vacuum it up and the room will smell odor free!
9. Heal Sunburn, Poison Ivy and Chicken Pox
Pour a half cup of baking soda into a bathtub of warm water. Soak the affected areas for a half hour.
Soda will relieve pain, itching, and redness.
10. Relieve a Bee Sting
Mix up a thick paste of baking soda and tap water. Place it on the bee sting area and cover it with
a cloth and tape. This will relieve the swelling and pain.
11. Clean a Corroded Battery
Mix up a paste of baking soda and tap water. Then, use the paste and an old toothbrush to clean off corrosion on a battery.
12. Clean Your Coffeemaker
Thoroughly mix a couple teaspoons of soda in with the water in your coffeemaker reservoir. Run the solution through, then run another reservoir full of plain water through.
13. Make a Cheap Face Wash
Wet your face with cool tap water. Then, wet your fingertips, then dip them in baking soda. Gently rub across your face. The soda will exfoliate your pores and clean your skin.
14. Clean Your Refrigerator
Mix a half cup of baking soda in a gallon of warm water. Use the solution and a soft cloth to wash the interior of your refrigerator. It cleans the interior easily!
15. Use as a Natural Bug Repellent
Place a line of baking soda around your walls to help repel ants and other crawling insects.
16. A Great Laundry Additive
Add a half cup of baking soda to every load of laundry. It will whiten and remove smelly odors!
17. Ditch the Store Bought Foot Powder
Instead of using foot powder, sprinkle inexpensive baking soda on your feet and in your shoes!
18. Make a Denture Soak
Pour a teaspoon of soda into your denture cup. Add warm water and stir, then soak your dentures;
brush as usual. Your dentures will be whiter and cleaner!
19. Keep Coolers Smelling Fresh
Before you store coolers in the winter, place an open box of baking soda inside each one. The soda will remove stale odors!
20. Use as a Sink Cleanser
Dip a wet sponge in baking soda, then scrub your kitchen and bathroom sinks; rinse well. Stains will be removed, and the sinks will shine!
21. Use as a Microwave Cleanser
Dip a wet sponge in baking soda and scrub out the inside of your microwave! Dried food will come off easily!
22. Wash a Kiddy Pool
Use baking soda and a scratcher to clean the inside of your kid’s pool. It will remove grass stains, mold, et cetera.
23. Inexpensive Toilet Cleaner
Sprinkle a half of cup of baking soda into your toilet bowls. Swish it around with a brush, then let it stand overnight. The bowl will be clean and fresh!
24. Deodorize Pet Accidents
Mop up the accident, then sprinkle baking soda on and rub it in. Allow it to dry, then vacuum it up. The soda will deodorize the area!
25. Use as a Comb and Brush Cleaner
Place a quarter cup of soda in a sink with hot water. Add the combs and brushes, and swirl them around. Let them soak, then clean and rinse as usual.